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Algerian state energy company Sonatrach's CEO sacked - state TV

23 Apr 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's interim president has sacked Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour as the chief executive of state energy company Sonatrach, state TV said on Tuesday, creating uncertainty for investors who had started to return to the oil and gas producer.

Five Algerian billionaires arrested in anti-graft investigation

22 Apr 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's wealthiest businessman and four other billionaires close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation, state TV said on Monday.

Algiers court summons former PM Ouyahia in public waste probe - state TV

20 Apr 2019

ALGIERS An Algerian court has summoned former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and current Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal, two close associates of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in a probe into the wasting of public money, state TV said on Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands back on Algeria's streets, demanding radical reform

19 Apr 2019

ALGIERS Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to Algeria's streets on Friday to press demands for sweeping democratic change well beyond former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation, chanting "we do what we want", witnesses said.

Algerian military considering all options to end crisis

16 Apr 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's army chief said on Tuesday the military was considering all options to resolve the national political crisis and warned "time is running out", after weeks of anti-government protests.

With Bouteflika gone, protesters in Algeria demand more change

12 Apr 2019

ALGIERS Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the departure of Algeria's ruling elite rallied in the North African nation's capital on Friday and police reported nearly 200 arrests after clashes that left more than 80 officers injured.

Thousands protests again in Algeria to demand political change

12 Apr 2019

ALGIERS, April 12 Thousands of protesters gathered in Algiers for an eighth successive Friday to demand the departure of the ruling elite as Algeria prepares for a presidential election in July.

Algeria to hold July 4 presidential election after mass protests

10 Apr 2019

ALGIERS Algeria will hold a presidential election on July 4, the interim presidency said on Wednesday after weeks of mass protests led to the resignation of long-serving leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algerian interim president promises free elections

09 Apr 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's interim president, in a televised speech, promised on Tuesday to organise free elections within 90 days following weeks of protests that led to the resignation of leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after 20 years in power.

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