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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 […]

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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Algeria: Army Chief of Staff vows to protect ‘legitimate right’ of demonstrators

The head of the Algerian army Ahmed Gaid Salah Tuesday pledged that his forces will double efforts to ensure that Algerians enjoy their full rights at present and in future, few days after forcing his former Chief Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. “The army (ANP), thanks to Allah The Almighty, will continue to make further […]

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Algeria confirms Bensalah as interim president

Algeria’s parliament has appointed on Tuesday the upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president for the next 90 days following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Bensalah who also concurrently serves as the President of the Council of the Nation, an office he has held since 2002, just three years after the beginning of the […]

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Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika (finally) resigns!

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned with immediate effect, after a two-decade rule, according to a statement relayed by the state news agency APS. The ailing 82-year-old leader announced he was stepping down, just hours after the army chief demanded immediate action to remove him from office. The announcement prompted celebrations in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, […]

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Algeria’s Bouteflika to resign before April 28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28, state news agency APS said on Monday. The announcement comes a day after protest-hit Algerian president named a new government headed by recently appointed Noureddine Bedoui. Ailing Bouteflika, who has rarely been seen in public since a 2013 stroke, has come under […]

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Bouteflika will hand over power to elected President, FM Lamamra assures Russia

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will surrender power to future elected Algerian President, Foreign Minister and Vice-Prime Minister has told Russia, reports say. Algeria has been embroiled in political crisis since February after country’s leader, Bouteflika announced his plans for a fifth term in office. The oil-rich country has witnessed repeated massive demonstrations even after the ailing […]

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