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Vol 56 No 10

Published 15th May 2015


Algeria

Road to oblivion

A spate of trials linked to the East-West Highway, reputedly the world's most expensive road thanks to bribery and contract inflation, sent 16 public officials and intermediaries to prison. At the same time, last week saw an unrelated trial of fallen billionaire Abdelmoumen Rafik Khalifa, his second, where alleged links between corrupt politicians and businessmen were aired.

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