Algerian authorities are embarking on a “Clean Hands” campaign aimed at rooting out corruption that has been linked to top tycoons.
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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.
The old men who dominate so many of these countries suddenly look their age, and the distance between the rulers and the vast majorities of their populations born 40 or 50 or 60 years after them has never been greater.
Algerian political and military factions appear to be waging a behind-the-scenes tug-of-war to determine the future of the government.
He fought to free Algeria from colonizer France, he reconciled his war-ravaged nation and he negotiated with a famed terrorist.
Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has submitted his resignation, state news agency APS said on Tuesday, following weeks of mass protests.
Algerian army chief repeats call to declare President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office and told opponents not to seek to undermine the military.