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150 people hospitalized in Algeria after swimming

– – About 150 people have been hospitalized after swimming at a beach in Algeria. The seawater is suspected to have been polluted at Tenes in north-western Algeria, a regional official said. Three beaches and a desalination plant have been closed for an investigation into the incident. Local government official Lakhdar Seddas told the privately owned Echourouk TV channel that “149 people suffered nausea, fever and redness of the eyes and were taken to hospital.” Seddas said the suspicions centre on a ship carrying livestock that had arrived recently at Tenes port. – –…

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African nationals killed in road accident in Algeria

– – Twenty people were killed Thursday in Algeria when a vehicle carrying mainly African nationals overturned in the south of the country, the civil protection unit said. The crash took place near the town of Tamanrasset and 11 people were also injured, the rescue unit said on its Facebook page. Those killed were 19 African nationals, including children, and the Algerian driver of the pick-up truck, which was completely destroyed in the accident, it added. The injured were given first aid at the scene of the accident before being…

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Algerians vote for presidential term limits

– – Algerians are voting on presidential term limits and creation of a new anti-corruption body. To win the referendum, either the “yes” or “no” camp needs at least 51% of the vote. Results are to be announced on Monday November 2, 2020. The referendum is expected to cement changes made after long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He was forced to resign last year after massive protests against his bid for a fifth term bid. – – Incumbent President Tebboune, 74, came to power last year in a controversial election that…

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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 (http://www.icsfs.com), 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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