President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has made changes to ministries including interior, defense, justice, foreign and communications, state radio reports, citing statement from his office. Govt will continue to be led by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, it said. Below are new ministers as listed by the official Algeria Press Service. *Ramtane Lamamra, Defense Minister *Tayeb Louh, Justice Minister *Tayeb Belaiz, Interior minister *Abdelwahab Nouri, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister *Nouredine Bedoui, Minister of Teaching *Mohamed Bemeradi, Labour Minister *Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Health Minister *Zohra Derdouri, Communications Minister *Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs
African leaders are likely to back a Kenyan proposal that the International Criminal Court refer its cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto back to the East African nation, African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra said.
The African Union summit in Ethiopia this week is unlikely to back the use of force to topple Laurent Gbagbo as president of Ivory Coast if he refuses to resign, the head of the bloc’s security unit said.
The United Nations Security Council said it’s ready to impose sanctions against incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo , his family and top aides after the African Union said Alassane Ouattara is the legal president of the world’s leading cocoa producer.
Somalia’s African Union peacekeeping force will be bolstered by an extra 800 troops from Burundi within a “matter of weeks,” according to Ramtane Lamamra , the Commissioner of the African Union Peace and Security Council.
African Union leaders elected South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the first woman to lead the body’s commission, ending a divisive six-month stalemate over who would get the job.
Ivory Coast’s President Laurent Gbagbo has held talks with the president of Mauritania over leaving power, Reuters reported, citing Ramtane Lamamra, the commissioner of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council.