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Algeria’s Army chief hails judiciary for anti-graft move

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Algeria’s Army chief hails judiciary for anti-graft move

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State TV reported, a day after the authorities announced the arrest of five business tycoons.

Bouteflika quit on April 2, after mass protests against his 20-year rule, in which protesters accused him of allowing widespread corruption in the Algerian political elite.

Salah played a role in Bouteflika’s resignation by calling for him to be removed from office, and has since called for a crackdown on corruption.

On Monday state television reported the arrest of billionaire Issad Rebrab, chairman of the family-owned Cevital diversified conglomerate with big interests in sugar refining, ranked by Forbes as Algeria’s richest man.