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Ex-premier Ouyahia jailed in Algeria anti-graft case

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Former Algerian prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia who has faced questioning over corruption allegations was jailed on Wednesday, state television reported.

It said a judge at a court hearing ordered Ouyahia to be held in provisional detention at El Harrach prison, an eastern suburb of Algiers, without giving details.

The ex-premier is the latest prominent figure to be caught up in fraud probes since ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to step down on April 3 following weeks of mass protests.