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Quake causes panic, damages homes in Algeria

by on August 7, 2020 0
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit eastern Algeria on Friday, toppling three houses, damaging others and sending panicked people rushing into the streets but there were no reports of casualties, the civil protection service said. The quake, which was followed by a 4.5 aftershock, hit Mila province, some 350 km (215 miles) east of the... Read More

Algeria’s prominent dissident released

by on July 2, 2020 0
One of Algeria’s prominent figure for the protest movement, Karim Tabbour was released Thursday, his lawyer Abdelghani Badi told AFP. Badi said this follows a green light from the court of Algiers for a request of his client’s provisional release. Tabbou, was imprisoned on 26 September, 2016 and was sentenced on an appeal on March... Read More

Ex-Algerian prime minister jailed 12 years for corruption

by on June 24, 2020 0
An Algerian criminal court sentenced a former prime minister and energy minister to prison on corruption charges, in the latest crackdown on former officials in an OPEC nation struggling to allay youth discontent with the former regime. Former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia was sentenced to 12 years while ex-Energy Minister Youcef Yousf was sentenced to 3... Read More

Algeria: taxi drivers slam conditions for operations

by on June 16, 2020 0
Barely allowed to circulate after 3 months of confinement, Algerian taxi drivers are angry. On Monday, they demonstrated at the headquarters of the national union of taxi drivers in Algiers against conditions for resumption of operations. “If you’re afraid of the coronavirus, it’s up to you to get me the protective glass, redo the... Read More

Algeria recalls ambassador in France over protest films

by on May 28, 2020 0
Algeria on Wednesday recalled its ambassador from France for consultations, after documentaries about the North African country’s anti-government protest movement were aired on French public television. The interior ministry said films, including two broadcast on Tuesday, “seemingly spontaneous and under the pretext of freedom of expression, are in fact attacks on the Algerian people... Read More