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“The Sahara is Moroccan”, Affirms Algerian Politician Ammar Saadani

Former Secretary General of the Ruling National Liberation Front, FLN, Ammar Saadani affirmed on Thursday that “the Sahara is Moroccan and nothing else”, and criticized Algerian authorities for squandering large sums of money over fifty years on the Polisario. The remarks made by this insider politician deal a hard blow to the Algerian regime and […]

Algeria: Runaway lawmaker wanted by justice arrested

An Algerian lawmaker on the run after losing his immunity at a request from justice, has been arrested. Baha Eddine Tliba, from Annaba governorate, of ruling National Liberation Front (FNL) was scheduled to appear in court on October 6. The man dubbed “the Qatar Emir of Annaba” has been indicted for illegal funding of former […]

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Algeria to hold presidential election on dec.12 – Interim President

Algeria to hold presidential election on dec.12 – Interim President

Algeria will hold a presidential election on December 12, interim President Abdelkader Bensalah said. Abdelkader Bensalah made the announcement during a televised speech on Sunday, calling on Algerians to make December 12 “an historic day to make the dreams of our people concrete”. He called for a high turnout to choose a new president. In […]

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Sahara settlement: Morocco remains committed to UN-led political process

King Mohammed VI has reiterated Morocco’s firm and earnest commitment to the political process for the settlement of the Sahara issue, conducted under the aegis of the United Nations. “Morocco remains resolutely and earnestly committed to the political process, under the exclusive aegis of the United Nations Organization,” said the Monarch in a speech addressed […]

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Algeria: interim President proposes dialogue to set new date for Presidential elections

The Algerian Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah in an address to the nation called for an urgent dialogue without the military and political parties in view of set a new date for Presidential elections in view of avoiding a constitutional vacuum as his mandate will come to close on July 9. Algeria missed to find Bensalah […]

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Algeria: Air Algerie to buy six new aircraft for $2 billion

The Algerian government Wednesday announced it would allocate $2 billion for the national carrier, Air Algérie, for the acquisition of six new aircraft in a move to revamp existing aging planes. Transport minister Mustapha Kouraba speaking before the Senate received the go-ahead from the State Participation Committee (CPE). Kouraba did not say what type of […]

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Algeria: business tycoon close to Bouteflika in custody on graft charges

Algeria: business tycoon close to Bouteflika in custody on graft charges

A court in capital Algiers Monday has ordered the detention of a business tycoon close to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on corruption charges. Mahieddine Tahkout, owner of Cima Motors, is accused of receiving favor from the National Agency of Development and Investment (ANDI), the University Student Welfare Authority (ONOU) and Algiers urban and sub-urban transport […]

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Algeria: Former head of business council facing 18 months in prison

An Algerian prosecutor Monday demanded a court to hand 18 months in jail and around €800- fine to Ali Haddad, the former chair of the Algerian business council, arrested in March at the Tunisian border, reports say. Haddad, a business tycoon and close ally of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared in Bir Mourad Rais court, […]

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Algeria: Two candidates registered for presidential election, what next?

In Algeria, two unknown opposition figures have registered for the country’s July 4 presidential election, the Constitutional Council announced on Sunday. The public radio had reported earlier that the deadline had passed without any candidacy. According to the Constitutional Council, the two candidates are Abdelhakim Hamadi and Hamid Touahri, both unknown figures to the public. […]

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Algeria: Former President’s younger of brother, two generals put in custody for plotting against the state

Algeria: Former President’s younger of brother, two generals put in custody for plotting against the state

A military court has placed the younger and advisor of ex-leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika as well as two generals into custody as the state prosecution levels “plotting against the state” charges against them. State-run television showed Sunday Saïd Bouteflika, Mohamed Mediene (aka Toufik) and Bachir Tartag proceeding to an appearance in a military court after a […]

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