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Ahmed Ouyahia

Algeria sends former premier to prison for corruption

The Algerian Supreme Court has sent to prison former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, the latest chapter in an unprecedented anti-corruption campaign in the history of the country.
Abdelkader Bensalah

Algerians rally for change after elections scrapped

Thousands of people have gathered in the Algerian capital calling on interim President Abdelkader Bensalah to quit after he vowed to stay in power until a new head of state was elected.
Thousands of protesters demanding the departure of Algeria's ruling elite rallied in Algiers for a 10th Friday.

Algeria protesters keep up pressure after resignations, arrests

Algerian protesters vowed on Friday to keep up the pressure on the regime left behind by Abdelaziz Bouteflika, staging a tenth consecutive weekly mass rally after a string of people close to the toppled president were sacked or arrested over alleged graft.
Thousands of protesters demanding the departure of Algeria's ruling elite rallied in Algiers for a 10th Friday.

Thousands protest against Algeria’s ruling elite

Thousands of protesters demanding the departure of Algeria's ruling elite rallied in Algiers for a 10th Friday.
Issad Rebrab

Algeria’s richest man held in jail in graft probe

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.
Five people were killed on Monday after a building collapsed in Algiers’ old medina, officials in the North African country said.

Five killed after building collapses in central Algiers

Five people were killed on Monday after a building collapsed in Algiers’ old medina, officials in the North African country said.
Issad Rebrab

Five billionaires arrested as part of Algeria’s anti-corruption drive

Algerian authorities have arrested five billionaires as part of an anti-graft investigation, State TV reported.
Algerians shout slogans and raise signs and national flags as they protest outside the city hall in the northern coastal city of Oran, about 410 kilometres west of the capital Algiers, on March 1, 2019, during a rally against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in power. The demonstrations came a week after tens of thousands of people rallied in the North African state against 82-year-old Bouteflika’s decision to stand in the April 18 election.AFP

Algerian police ‘detain top businessmen’ close to ousted President Bouteflika

Five of Algeria's richest businessmen, some seen as close to ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have been detained by police, state TV reports.
Algerians shout slogans and raise signs and national flags as they protest outside the city hall in the northern coastal city of Oran, about 410 kilometres west of the capital Algiers, on March 1, 2019, during a rally against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in power. The demonstrations came a week after tens of thousands of people rallied in the North African state against 82-year-old Bouteflika’s decision to stand in the April 18 election.AFP

Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Algeria demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership amid calls for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff.

Algeria protests loosen stranglehold on media

Weeks of anti-government protests have helped Algerian journalists shake off the chokehold of state-imposed censorship but their work remains complicated and is often contested by demonstrators.
Tayeb Belaiz, the head of Algeria's constitutional council, stepped down on Tuesday after weeks of growing ire from protesters, state television reported. AFP

Algeria’s constitutional council chief resigns amid mass protests

The chairman of Algeria’s Constitutional Council, Tayeb Belaiz, resigned on Tuesday, as thousands of people took to the streets demanding the departure of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s allies.

The people’s revolt in Algeria and Sudan

Young people are leading a people’s revolution in Algeria and Sudan, both developments remind us forcefully of the wages of mis-governance, the power of the people to seize control of their own destiny, and the role that the youth can play in a country’s development process.

After 20-year reign, Abdelaziz Bouteflika leaves Algeria with uncompleted $1.3 billion mosque

Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika may be gone, but his unfinished Great Mosque of Algiers looms large as a symbol of his 20-year reign and, many say, his megalomania.
Algeria's magistrates, who play a key role overseeing the country's elections, said on Saturday they would boycott a July 4 presidential election in support of the protest movement.

Algeria’s magistrates threaten to boycott July presidential poll

Algeria's magistrates, who play a key role overseeing the country's elections, said on Saturday they would boycott a July 4 presidential election in support of the protest movement.
Algeria Elections

Algeria magistrates to boycott election

Algeria's magistrates, who play a key role overseeing the country's elections, said Saturday they would boycott a July 4 presidential election in support of the protest movement.
Algerian protesters gathered for the first Friday protests since the announcement of presidential elections to succeed ousted leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika fearing a ploy by the ruling system to stay in power.

Algeria protests keep up pressure on regime

Algerian protesters gathered for the first Friday protests since the announcement of presidential elections to succeed ousted leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika fearing a ploy by the ruling system to stay in power.

A timeline of key events in rule of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir

After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and deposed by the military on Thursday, following nearly four months of protests against his rule.
Algeria Elections

Algeria fixes July 4 for presidential election

Algeria will hold presidential election on July 4, the interim presidency said on Wednesday. This comes after weeks of mass protests led to the resignation of long-serving leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
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Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

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Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

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Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.