Algeria's 19-year-long state of emergency will be lifted "in the very near future", President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (pictured) said on Thursday. The move comes amid mounting pressure from opponents inspired by events in Egypt and Tunisia.
REUTERS - Algeria's state of emergency, in force for the past 19 years, will be lifted in the very near future, official media quoted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as saying on Thursday.
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Date created : 2011-02-03