The African Jotter

Breaking: Algeria’s Bouteflika to submit re-election papers March 3 -campaign manager

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will submit his official application to seek re-election on March 3, his campaign manager said on Tuesday, despite protests against the move.

“It is Bouteflika’s right to be a candidate,” Abdelmalek Sellal told a crowd in televised comments.