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Algeria police ‘detain top businessmen’

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Addis Ababa, April 22, 2019 (FBC) -Four billionaire brothers with links to ousted Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been detained by police, state TV reports.

They are being held over a corruption investigation, it adds.

A fifth top industrialist, Issad Rebrab, on Twitter denied reports he had also been arrested, saying he went to the police on a business matter.

Mr Bouteflika, who had been in power for 20 years, resigned three weeks ago following anti-government protests.

Fresh elections are expected in July, according to BBC.