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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 […]

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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Algeria: military helicopter crashes at takeoff

A helicopter of the Algerian army crashed Thursday during takeoff at Guemar airport leaving the pilot and co-pilot wounded. Reports have not disclosed the type of the aircraft but recalled that this the third incident so far this year after the crash of a SU-24 at Tiaret in February and a drill aircraft L-39 type […]

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Sahara-UN: Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate

The UN Security Council decided, on Tuesday, to extend the mandate of MINURSO until 31 October 2019, urging the parties to the Sahara conflict to show “realism and a spirit of compromise to move forward in the negotiations”. In its resolution 2468 adopted by a large majority, the Council praised, once again, Morocco’s autonomy plan […]

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Algeria: Five business tycoons including richest man in Maghreb detained

Algeria: Five business tycoons including richest man in Maghreb detained

As protests against the power grab of the army continues in Algiers, the regime tries to white-wash itself by taking scapegoats among allies of outgoing President Bouteflika. In this connection, a court in Algiers has ordered the detention of five business people including head of Cevital conglomerate Issad Rebrab as justice probe individuals connected to […]

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Tindouf camps in turmoil

The Tindouf camps are in turmoil following bloody clashes Saturday between factions of the Rguibat tribe over ownership of a plot of land at the intersection of the Farcia and Jdayria circles, in the so-called “Smara” camp. The clashes caused serious material damage, according to concordant sources and videos relayed on social networks. Three people […]

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