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Algeria: Ex-president’s brother jailed for 15 years

Said Bouteflika, the brother of Algeria’s former president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was accused and put on trial for conspiring against the state and undermining the military. The trail lasted for two days. Said Bouteflika was regarded as the person behind the presidency of his brother, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Two other former secret service chiefs, Mohamed Mediene and Bachir Tartag were also sentenced together with Said. A political party head Louisa Hanoune also suffered similar fate. Said and other convicts were first detained in…

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Algeria: Presidential election to take place in December

Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has announced in a televised speech on Sunday that presidential election will take place this year. According to Bensalah, an election to choose a new president will take place on December 12. Algerians for months now have been agitating, demanding political reforms in the North African nation. They wanted a complete overhaul of the political structure in the country after such protests for most parts of this year forced former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika out of power. Bouteflika had ruled for 20 years and wanted to…

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ICSFS Wins “Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider, Africa” Award

World FinanceLONDON, United-Kingdom, February 18, 2014/ — ICS Financial Systems Ltd. – ICSFS (, the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, is pleased to announce that it has won

Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider” in Africa for its ICS BANKS® solution at the
prestigious World Finance Technology Awards that was organized by World Finance magazine 


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