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Report: Sudan’s President Considers Stepping Down as Protests Grow

According to an Egyptian media report, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is considering his resignation as protesters emboldened by the ouster of the Algerian president grow more confident and the military begins intervening to protect demonstrators from Bashir’s security forces.

Sudan's Bashir names new PM as protest leaders dismiss emergency

Algerian President Resigns After 20 Years in Power, Protests Continue

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday after months of turmoil, street demonstrations demanding his ouster, and finally the military taking steps to force him out by questioning the sick and reclusive 82-year-old president’s fitness for office. The question of what comes next is on the minds of both international observers and Algerians, who continued demonstrating in the streets after Bouteflika’s announcement, demanding the rest of the corrupt political elite depart as well.

The Associated Press

Protesters Continue Demanding Algerian President Bouteflika Resign

The political situation in Algeria remained at a stalemate on Tuesday, as thousands of protesters once again packed the streets and called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign. A new activist group asked the military to stay out of the fight and “play its constitutional role without interfering in the people’s choice.”

The Associated Press

Bouteflika ‘Drops Out’ of Algerian Presidential Race, Then Cancels the Election

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced on Monday that he will not run for another term after 20 years in power, satisfying the demand of thousands of protesters filling the streets for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, he also canceled the election entirely and gave no indication he is prepared to step down, so the protests continued.

Algeria's Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term after protests

Algeria Releases Blogger Jailed for Interviewing Israeli Official

TEL AVIV – The Algerian government on Monday released blogger Marzoug Touati after he embarked on a hunger strike last summer in protest over the seven-year prison term he received for interviewing an Israeli Foreign Ministry official.

An unidentified female Colombian suspect in handcuffs is presented to the press after her Monday arrest in connection with seized cocaine at a police base in Lima, Peru, Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011. According to police, about one ton of cocaine was seized during two operations, on Aug. 11 and Aug. …

Turkey’s Erdogan Launches Africa Tour, Seeking China-Style Trade with Developing World

Increasingly isolated in Europe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Algeria Tuesday for a whirlwind five-day tour of Africa intended to boost his economy and raise the diplomatic profile of his country tarnished by an ongoing invasion of Syria and repeated failures to prevent terror attacks in urban tourist centers.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves as he arrives to address members of his ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Erdogan said Turkish troops involved in an offensive to drive out Syrian Kurdish militiamen from a Syrian enclave will soon begin a siege of …