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Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia received gold bars from Gulf donors then sold them on the black market, the official APS news agency reported.

The new proceedings in the capital Algiers come after the supreme court in November accepted a defence appeal.

Algerian politicians sentenced to 12 years for corruption

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Algerian politicians sentenced to 12 years for corruption

The Algerian elite have been culled as key figures have been jailed on corruption charges.

Algeria holds presidential vote fiercely opposed by protesters

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Algeria holds presidential vote fiercely opposed by protesters

An extremely low turnout is expected nationwide at Algeria's presidential election after months of demonstrations opposing the vote.

Two Algeria ex-PMs receive hefty sentences over corruption convictions

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Two Algeria ex-PMs receive hefty sentences over corruption convictions

An Algerian court has sentenced former Algerian prime ministers Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal and ordered to pair to pay ...

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Algerian prosecutor seeks heavy sentences against former prime ministers

The Algerian prosecutor’s office has requested that former politicians, including two prime ministers, who served under ousted President Bouteflika, be given 20-year prison sentences for corruption.

The New Arab

Second Algeria former prime minister detained in graft probe

The supreme court decision against the ally of ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika comes a day after another former premier, Ahmed ...

The New Arab

Algeria ex-PM questioned in widening probe into longtime elite

Algeria's state television showed former Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia enter the courthouse on Tuesday, as part of a ...

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Algeria finance minister questioned in fraud probe: state TV

State television said Algeria's finance minister was being questioned in cases concerning "misuse of public funds and undue advantages".

Five of Algeria's richest men arrested in anti-corruption probe

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Five of Algeria's richest men arrested in anti-corruption probe

Five Algerian billionaires have been arrested as part of an anti-corruption investigation.

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Algerian protester dies from injuries 'after police beating'

Friend and neighbour Lyes Lamara says that protester Yettou Ramzi died and was buried Friday after several days in an Algiers hospital.

Key Algerian government partner calls on Bouteflika to quit

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Key Algerian government partner calls on Bouteflika to quit

The coalition ally of Algeria's ruling party called on Wednesday President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign, putting more pressure on the ailing ...

Algerians stage new mass protests against Bouteflika

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Algerians stage new mass protests against Bouteflika

Despite the rain, thousands of Algerians took to the streets for the fifth Friday in a row, demanding President Bouteflika live up to his ...

Algerian unions reject efforts to form government

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Algerian unions reject efforts to form government

Thirteen Algerian unions have refused to back newly-appointed Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui’s efforts to form a new government.

Algerian protesters demand President Bouteflika step down

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Algerian protesters demand President Bouteflika step down

Algerians prepare for the first Friday rallies since President Bouteflika's controversial announcement that he would not seek re-election but ...

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Algerians take to the streets to demand president's downfall

Algerians held the first Friday rallies since President Bouteflika's controversial announcement that he would not seek re-election but cancelled April polls.

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Algeria premier urges calm ahead of key anti-Bouteflika demos

Friday's protests will be a key test of whether the ailing president's manoeuvre has dampened anger on the streets.

The New Arab

Dozen journalists arrested at Algiers censorship protest

Algerian police arrested a dozen journalists participating in a rally Thursday against alleged censorship of coverage of protests against a ...

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Thousands of Algerian students protest against President Bouteflika

Thousands of students across Algeria demonstrated on university campus on Tuesday against a fifth term for President Abdulaziz Bouteflika.

Ballot box will decide Bouteflika's fate, says Algeria's PM

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Ballot box will decide Bouteflika's fate, says Algeria's PM

Protests against President Bouteflika have rocked major Algerian cities.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Algerian presidential elections and another term of Bouteflika’s reign

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has decided to run for a fifth presidential term, despite the 82-year-old's deteriorating health.

Ailing Algerian leader to run for president again

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Ailing Algerian leader to run for president again

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fifth term as Algeria's president, despite rumours of ill-health.

Algeria president calls off meeting with Saudi crown prince

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Algeria president calls off meeting with Saudi crown prince

The Saudi crown prince left Algeria without meeting with the country's leader on Monday after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika cancelled, ...

Widespread criticism meets Saudi crown prince in Algeria

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Widespread criticism meets Saudi crown prince in Algeria

A group of Algerian intellectuals, journalists and Muslim scholars denounced the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Algeria on ...

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