As Algerian authorities crack down on bearers of the Amazigh (Berber) flag, Defence lawyers calling for six defendants’ acquittal, argue that brandishing Amazigh flag poses no threat to national unity.
Protesters took to the street across Algeria on Friday despite the resignation of 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Many protesters still want wholesale changes to the current political order.
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.
Tunisian officials predict that approximately 8 million tourists will spend holidays in Tunisia this year. Of these 8 million tourists, the officials expect at least 2.2-2.7 Algerian tourists this season. The boost in the nation's security has increased the country's tourism earnings by 42%.
The Italian Ambassador in Algeria announced that the Algerian Army has deployed its troops on the southern and east borders of the country. The Algerian authorities have announced before that the country's borders are being used by illegal immigrants.