Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika 's brother Said arrested

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ‘s brother Said arrested

Said Bouteflika, the brother of deposed Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, considered a real strongman in the presidential palace since his brother’s stroke, was arrested on Saturday with two former intelligence chiefs, Mohamed Mediene, the former boss of secret service and ex-intelligence coordinator Athmane Tartag. “It seems that these three people were arrested as part of […]

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Algeria: Five billionaires including relatives of Bouteflika arrested

Algeria: Five billionaires including relatives of Bouteflika arrested

Five Algerian billionaires, including relatives of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, were arrested in Algeria in an anti-corruption investigation, local television reported on Monday. These five suspects are Issad Rebrab, considered the richest man in Algeria, and four brothers of the Kouninef family with ties to Bouteflika, adds the television. Issad Rebrab heads Cevital, which imports […]

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Algeria: new monster demonstration against power in Algiers

Algeria: new monster demonstration against power in Algiers

The protesters are demanding the departure of Bouteflika’s relatives who are propelled into power after his withdrawal from the presidential race. The streets of Algiers are not empty for this ninth “act” of mobilization. An immense crowd filled the streets of central Algiers for several kilometers again for a new demonstration demanding the departure of […]

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Tayeb Belaiz: Algerian Constitutional Council President resigns

Tayeb Belaiz: Algerian Constitutional Council President resigns

Algerian Constitutional Council President Tayeb Belaiz on Tuesday presented his resignation to Acting Head of State Abdelkader Bensalah, reports the official APS news agency quoting a Council statement. Protesters who have been calling for the end of the “system” since February 22, demanded the departure of this relative of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who himself […]

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Algeria: the regime will know if the Bouteflika dismiss is enough to calm the protestations

Algeria: the regime will know if the Bouteflika dismiss is enough to calm the protestations

Algerian leaders who have in turn released Abdelaziz Bouteflika will know Friday, which promises to be a new test day of major events, if their proposal to sidelined the president is enough to appease the popular protest. In advocating Tuesday the implementation of constitutional mechanisms to remove Mr. Bouteflika, General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Chief of […]

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