Hamid Ould Ahmed

UPDATE 2-Algeria lawmakers approve reforms to oil industry, other sectors

15 Nov 2019

* New laws aim to bolster energy output capacity (Adds new central bank governor, Sonatrach head)

UPDATE 2-Algeria to slash spending, seek foreign debt

01 Oct 2019

ALGIERS, Oct 1 Algeria plans to seek foreign loans in 2020 for the first time in years and cut public spending by 9.2%, the finance minister said on Tuesday, as it grapples with years of low revenue from energy sales.

Algeria jails top figures of Bouteflika era

26 Sep 2019

ALGIERS Algeria on Wednesday jailed its once-untouchable spy chief, its former de facto ruler and two other figureheads of the ruling elite, as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers.

Algerian economy creaks at the seams after six months of turmoil

27 Aug 2019

ALGIERS On the face of it, Algeria's state-dominated economy has weathered six months of turmoil well, with flightloads of public sector workers heading abroad for holidays even as protesters who ousted the veteran president in April now target his allies.

Algeria court orders former ministers held over corruption allegations - state TV

06 Aug 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's supreme court on Monday ordered two former ministers to be taken into custody over suspected corruption under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported.

Algeria names panel to oversee dialogue, hold presidential election

26 Jul 2019

ALGIERS Algerian interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has set up a six-member panel to oversee a national dialogue and hold a presidential election aimed at ending months of political crisis, the presidency said on Thursday.

Algerian protesters return to streets for demand reforms

19 Jul 2019

ALGIERS Tens of thousands of Algerians returned to the streets in the capital Algiers and other cities on Friday to demand radical political reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.

Algerian protesters push for reforms, man tries to burn himself

12 Jul 2019

ALGIERS A man sought unsuccessfully to set himself on fire on Friday as tens of thousands of Algerians rallied to push for reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.

Algeria parliament elects opposition figure as chairman after protesters demand change

11 Jul 2019

ALGIERS Algerian lawmakers late on Wednesday elected an Islamist opposition figure as chairman of parliament under pressure from mass protests demanding the departure of the ruling elite.

Algeria detains businessman in corruption investigation: radio

21 Jun 2019

ALGIERS Algeria has detained businessman Hassan Larbaoui in a corruption investigation launched after protests ended the rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state radio said on Friday as demonstrators returned to the streets to demand change.

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