Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

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Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia, on trial for corruption, admitted on Saturday to receiving gold bars from Gulf donors then selling them on the black market, the official APS news agency reported. Ouyahia and fellow ex-prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal are accused of covertly financing the 2019 re-election bid of then-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned shortly afterwards amid mass anti-government protests. Their retrial opened Saturday after the supreme court in November annulled their earlier convictions following an appeal, APS said. Both had served under former president Abde…

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