State prosecutors in Algeria announced that they have banned individuals linked with corruption from leaving the country amidst reports that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika might resign this week.
The Armed Forces of Algeria are pushing for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down amidst continued protests. However, the ruling FLN has, so far, been unable to find a replacement that satisfies all sides.
After Algerian protesters rejected President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s offer to step down after one year should he be re-elected, his latest announcement that he will extend his fourth term is being met with more anger.
Veterans who fought alongside Algeria's president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in the 1954-1962 war of independence against France say it is 'duty of Algerian society' to protest against his seeking a fifth term in office.
The announcement by the President of Algeria, Abdelazizi Bouteflika, to run for a fifth term in the upcoming elections has caused hundreds of demonstrators to take to the streets to protest this decision.