Algerian artists protest against the government outside the Ministry of Culture in Algiers on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Algeria’s army chief called on Wednesday for dialogue between protesters and state institutions, a day after pushing back against demonstrators’ demands for top politicians to quit.
Hundreds of Algerian protesters gathered on Friday in the capital despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally since the April 2 resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, correspondents said.
Thousands of protesters gathered in central Algiers on Friday, piling pressure on President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika to resign days after the country's powerful military called for his removal.
According to the new scheme, government employees will receive an average salary increase of ten per cent.
"We are ready ready to deal with any travel related coronavirus cases to be detected in the country," a ministry official said.
The other fact laid bare in the Oxfam's report released on Monday is that the numbers show that 2,153 billionaires now have more wealth than the 4.6 billion poorest people on the planet.