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Algerian court convicts two ex-PMs of corruption

12 December, 2019 7:29 pm 7:29 pm

ALGERIA (Web Desk) – Two former prime ministers of Algeria were convicted and sentenced to prison on Tuesday for corruption-related charges in a landmark trial, unleashing cheers of joy from pro-democracy activists who want an overhaul of the gas-rich country’s political system. The international media reported that the verdict came amid high political tensions just … Read More

Algerian, president, Bouteflika, ends, 20-year rule, mass, protests

Algerian President Bouteflika ends 20-year rule after mass protests

04 April, 2019 1:17 pm 1:17 pm

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20-year rule. Hundreds took to the streets of the capital after the announcement of the 82-year-old’s departure, capping protests which called for the removal … Read More