Algeria’s imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, as protesters returned to the streets to demand removal of the nation’s ruling elite.
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In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have put laws that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society.
Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party, has elected Mohamed Djemai, a businessman, as its new leader, state television said on Tuesday.
Protesters rallied peacefully in Algiers after Friday prayers, chanting “We will not shut up!” and demanding the departure of Algeria’s ruling elite.
Algerian protest leader: let ex-minister who is respected by protesters and Islamist manage transition as they needs six months to prepare free elections.
Algerian authorities are embarking on a “Clean Hands” campaign aimed at rooting out corruption that has been linked to top tycoons.
Five Algerian billionaires, some closer to former president Abdelaziz who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of anti-graft investigation.
Algiers court summons former PM Ahmed Ouyahia and current Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal, Bouteflika’s two close associates, in public funds probe.
Masses returned to Algeria’s streets Friday to press demands for sweeping democratic change well beyond former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation.
After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and deposed by military, following nearly four months of protests against his rule.