Eight years ago, Egypt was the beacon of hope for the Arab world. Now it is a cautionary tale. Protesters in Sudan and Algeria have learned to distrust the promises made by their militaries, because so many of those made in Cairo have since been broken.
Algeria's interim president
has sacked Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour as the chief executive of
state energy company Sonatrach, state TV said on Tuesday,
creating uncertainty for investors who had started to return to
the oil and gas producer.
Algeria's army chief said on Monday he welcomed an anti-graft drive against figures close to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ennahar TV reported, a day after the authorities announced the arrest of five billionaires.
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