26 August 2014

Algeria: Bouteflika Dismisses Main Adviser Belkhaddem

Algiers — Algeria's president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dismissed on Tuesday Abdelaziz Belkhaddem, one of his main advisers and a former prime minister, and banned him from state service, the state news agency reported, citing a presidential statement.

The presidential statement gave no explanation about why Belkhaddem had been stripped of his job as minister of state and special counselor to the presidency.

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