Hirak protesters in Algiers reject upcoming elections

Rabat – Hirak protesters took to the streets again with many protesters expressing skepticism about the upcoming legislative elections. Thousands of Hirak protesters chanted slogans on Friday March 26 as they passed through central Algiers to demonstrate against the Algerian ruling elite. “A civil state, without military influence,” read signs …

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Military court issues arrest warrants for former gendarmerie commander – Middle East Monitor

Algerian military court issued four international arrest warrants against former national gendarmerie commander Brigadier General Ghali Belkecir in light of his involvement in three corruption cases as he faced charges of high treason in the fourth case. EChorouk online cited exclusive sources indicating that several officers of different military ranks …

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Algeria suffers liquidity crisis as dinar collapses

Queues at Algerian post offices for employees waiting to receive their wages are growing as the country experiences a liquidity crisis combined with higher inflation that affects the purchasing power of citizens. The cosmetic measures put in place by the government did not anticipate the cash flow crisis in the …

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One year without a student loan payment

For the more than 42 million borrowers on federal student loans, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unexpected relief: an interruption in payments. The pause on interest accumulation alone saved borrowers about $ 4.8 billion per month, according to the Education Department. Last March, the ministry suspended most federal student loan …

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Are the trains on track to return to Mexico?

The sun has not yet risen as Algeria’s Aguilar Peña boards the bus for the 68 km journey from her home to Toluca in Mexico City, where she operates a street food stand. “At the moment, when the buses are not yet fully operational, I sometimes need three [hours]She says …

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