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Algeria parliament elects opposition figure as protesters demand change

11 July 2019, 5:54 AM

Algerian lawmakers late on Wednesday elected an Islamist opposition figure as chairperson of parliament under pressure from mass protests demanding the departure of the ruling elite.

Former Bouteflika minister held in Algeria graft probe

8 July 2019, 6:49 PM

Algerian authorities on Monday placed in preventive detention a former cabinet minister under ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika on suspicion of squandering public funds, state television said.

Thousands protest in Algeria capital, break police cordon

5 July 2019, 2:21 PM

Around 2,000 people protested in the Algerian capital against the interim government Friday, defying a significant police presence just days before the mandate of its president expires, witnesses said. 

Algeria journalist beaten, humiliated after arrest covering demos

1 July 2019, 9:06 PM

A journalist arrested last week as he covered Algeria’s weekly anti-regime demonstration said Monday that he was beaten, insulted and humiliated for eight hours.

Lakhdar Bouregaa

Algeria arrests prominent war veteran

30 June 2019, 7:27 PM

Algerian authorities have arrested a well-known veteran of the war of independence against France, his grandson and media outlets said Sunday, after he reportedly criticised military chief Ahmed Gaid Saleh.

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Protest for political overhaul continues in Algeria

21 June 2019, 6:28 PM

Huge numbers of Algerians protested Friday in the capital, keeping up their push for a political overhaul despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally.

Algeria conditionally releases ex-finance chief in graft probe

16 June 2019, 8:30 PM

An Algerian investigating magistrate on Sunday conditionally released former finance minister Karim Djoudi as part of an ongoing corruption probe, the official APS press agency said.

Ahmed Ouyahia

Algeria’s former PM detained over alleged corruption – state TV

12 June 2019, 8:16 PM

Algeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia to be held in custody after he faced a judge in connection with a corruption investigation, state television reported.

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Thousands of Algerians demonstrate for political reforms

7 June 2019, 3:26 PM

With banners reading “You all go” and “We need new figures,” thousands of protesters gathered in the Algerian capital on Friday for what has become a regular demonstration demanding the removal of the ruling elite.

Algerian council concludes not possible to hold July 4 poll: TV

2 June 2019, 2:52 PM

Algeria’s constitutional council has concluded it will not be possible to hold presidential elections on July 4 as planned, state TV reported on Sunday.



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