The youngest brother Said Bouteflika had served as a top advisor to the presidency for more than a decade and Generals Bachir Athimane Tartag and Mohamed Mediene both served as intelligence officers under Bouteflika's government.
Said Bouteflika and Two Former Intelligence Chiefs Arrested
RFI, 4 May 2019
Algerian police have arrested Said Bouteflika, the youngest brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and two former intelligence chiefs, Ennahar TV has confirmed. Read more »
Said Bouteflika and Two Spy Chiefs Arrested
Deutsche Welle, 4 May 2019
Algeria's military chief has promised protesting Algerians he will pursue high-level corruption prosecutions. The arrest of Bouteflika and two spy chiefs is a major blow against… Read more »
Athmane Tartag, Mohamed Mediène and Said Bouteflika Held in Custody in Blida
Algerie Presse Service, 5 May 2019
The Military investigating judge at the military court of Blida ordered Sunday Athmane Tartag, Mohamed Mediène and Said Bouteflika be held in custody. They are accused of… Read more »
Protesters Keep Up Demand for Political Overhaul
Deutsche Welle, 3 May 2019
Protesters in Algeria have rallied for their eleventh week in a row, continuing calls for the government to step down. Demonstrators have also rejected the army's claim that it is… Read more »
New Marches Countrywide to Demand Departure of System Figures
Algerie Presse Service, 3 May 2019
ALGIERS-Demonstrators went out in mass in Algiers for the 11th consecutive Friday, maintaining the same momentum and demands for radical change and the establishment of a real… Read more »
Popular Protests Pose a Conundrum for the AU's Opposition to Coups
The Conversation Africa, 5 May 2019
Sudan's President Omar al Bashir was overthrown in April following months of incessant countrywide protests. Less than two weeks earlier, protesters forced Algeria's long-time… Read more »
According to the Constitution, Abdelkader Bensalah will assume the function of the sead of state for a maximum period of 90 days, during which presidential elections will be ... Read more »
With President Bouteflika resigning it is clear that Algeria's Renaissance has been ignited. For now, a representative constitutional assembly seems the only way to build on this ... Read more »
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