Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, former CEO of Algerian state oil firm Sonatrach, was extradited to his home country on 4 August. He had been held in Dubai since being arrested whilst transiting the airport in March (MEES, 26 March).

Algeria the previous month issued an international arrest warrant related to alleged corruption surrounding the December 2018 purchase of a 200,000 b/d refinery in Augusta, Italy from ExxonMobil (MEES, 11 May 2018). (CONTINUED - 168 WORDS)