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Algeria orders closure of all private TV stations 

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has threated to close the country’s around 50 private TV channels in an effort to quell the “anarchy” in the industry, reports news site 360ma. Communications Minister Hamid Grine went further, ordering “all private channels” to be closed. The reason given is simply “a lack of agreement”.
The Moroccan website ventures to write that the Bouteflika "clan" is increasingly making felt this “liberticide temptation” in an effort to eliminate any wish for opposition to its perenity in power. The Algerian administration’s position is reflected in the presidential clan’s strong arm tactics against Kabyle businessman Issad Rebrab’s attempts to buy daily newspaper Al Khabar.