A former prime minister was elected Algeria's new president but protesters who toppled his predecessor marched again on Friday, vowing their movement would not stop.
Algerians use independence day celebrations for pro-democracy campaign
An Algerian military judge on Sunday placed in custody the youngest brother of former
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs, state TV reported.
There have been frequent demonstrations in Algeria against Bouteflika running for a fifth term as president.
Algeria's president appoints caretaker government amid turmoil
Army chief of staff, head of the employers' union, a workers' union, and a coalition government — these are the key players in Bouteflika's political regime.
Bouteflika's own party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), joins the army's chief of staff and the National Rally for Democracy party's call for the ailing president to resign.
The Higher Education Ministry's decision came a day after tens of thousands of demonstrators packed central Algiers.
All candidates in the Algerian presidential election must submit their candidacy papers in person, Abdelwahab Derbal, the head of the election commission said on Sunday.