A wave of arrests amid Algeria’s game of thrones

The Arab Weekly - Apr 28, 2019

“A swirling wave of arrests has mesmerised Algiers. It swept up senior military officers, leading businessmen, a former prime minister, a few former ministers and a head of the oil monopoly Sonatrach. Those arrested were deferred to the courts or detained on charges of corruption. This could be the beginning of what can only be described as the cleaning of the Augean stables of the corruption that characterised the 20 years of rule of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika” Francis Ghilès, associate senior researcher at CIDOB.

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