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Algeria debating anti-corruption law

[JURIST] The National People's Assembly [official website] in Algeria on Monday began debating the country's first draft law to try and combat widespread corruption that has thus far hindered foreign investment in the oil-rich nation. According to a 2003 report [PDF text] from Transparency International [advocacy website], Algeria ranked 88 out of 133 countries with regard to the infiltration of corruption into sectors of business and public works. Analysts point to recent prison sentences for public officials as a sign that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [profile] is adamant about reform. Reuters has more.

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