Hundreds of Algerians marched on Tuesday against an election called for December, chanting “we will not vote until the regime men are removed”.
Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will resign soon to pave the way for elections this year that the army sees as the only way to end a standoff over months of protests, two senior sources told Reuters on Tuesday.
Algeria’s hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final will be boosted by the arrival of another 2,000 fans in time for Sunday’s semi-final against Nigeria in Cairo.
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.
Algerian police have arrested Said Bouteflika, the youngest brother of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and two former intelligence chiefs.