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Report: Algeria’s President Bouteflika sacks two generals to ease grip on power

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has dismissed two army generals to tighten his grip on power ahead of him possibly seeking re-election next year and to diminish the power of the military, analysts and diplomats said.
FILE PHOTO - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2018. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina-File Photo

Algeria president back home after Swiss medical tests

Algeria's frail President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke in 2013, returned home Saturday after undergoing a medical check-up in Switzerland, his office said.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria president heads to Switzerland for new medical check-up

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika flew on Monday to Switzerland for a medical check-up, his office said, months ahead of an election with no clear successor in sight for the ailing 81-year-old.

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President Goodluck Jonathan

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Lagos government to open social register for poor, vulnerable

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Police prosecute 600 electoral offenders in Kano

Over 600 hoodlums have been prosecuted in Kano electoral-related crimes, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakil has stated.