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Algeria: Tebboune Tries To Get Around Suspicions of Corruption Plaguing his Government

Following the imprisonment of several former ministers, Algeria’s top government officials are trying to dissociate themselves by linking the actions to the previous government.

The Algerian population’s perception of corruption is one of the highest in the world, placing political scandals in a delicate situation when it comes to concealment. According to the corruption indexes of the Transparency International (TI), Algeria ranks 116th out of 180 countries. Given that perception is what is measured and press freedom has been affected, the fact that it has not changed in recent years does not mean that corruption has diminished in the North African nation. Instead, it raises the possibility that the data is inaccurate. Read More

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