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Algeria court orders former ministers held over corruption allegations - state TV

05 Aug 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's supreme court on Monday ordered two former ministers to be taken into custody over suspected corruption under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported.

Algeria names panel to oversee dialogue, hold presidential election

25 Jul 2019

ALGIERS Algerian interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has set up a six-member panel to oversee a national dialogue and hold a presidential election aimed at ending months of political crisis, the presidency said on Thursday.

Algerian protesters return to streets for demand reforms

19 Jul 2019

ALGIERS Tens of thousands of Algerians returned to the streets in the capital Algiers and other cities on Friday to demand radical political reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.

Algerian protesters push for reforms, man tries to burn himself

12 Jul 2019

ALGIERS A man sought unsuccessfully to set himself on fire on Friday as tens of thousands of Algerians rallied to push for reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.

Algeria parliament elects opposition figure as chairman after protesters demand change

10 Jul 2019

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

Algeria detains businessman in corruption investigation - radio

21 Jun 2019

ALGIERS Algeria has detained businessman Hassan Larbaoui in a corruption investigation launched after protests ended the rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state radio said on Friday as demonstrators returned to the streets to demand change.

Algeria presses corruption case against ex-PM and other senior figures

19 Jun 2019

ALGIERS A prosecutor has referred Algeria's former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia, along with a minister and two ex-ministers, to the Supreme Court over graft accusations in an ongoing crackdown on the former ruling elite, authorities said on Wednesday.

Algeria army chief says 'certain parties' seeking constitutional vacuum

18 Jun 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah on Tuesday accused some parties of favouring a constitutional vacuum in order to prolong the country's political crisis.

Algerian partner of Germany’s VW held over graft allegations: state TV

17 Jun 2019

ALGIERS An Algerian court on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of family-owned firm SOVAC that is a partner of Germany's Volkswagen AG, on suspicion of corruption, state television reported.

UPDATE 2-Algerian partner of Germany’s VW held over graft allegations -state TV

17 Jun 2019

ALGIERS, June 17 An Algerian court on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of family-owned firm SOVAC that is a partner of Germany's Volkswagen AG, on suspicion of corruption, state television reported.

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