Local pharmaceutical labs' hard-won battle to keep 51/49 rule

A pharmacy in Algiers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A pharmacy in Algiers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. © Reuters/Abaca Press
Some players in the pharmaceutical industry have fought tooth and nail to be kept on the list of "strategic sectors" covered by Algeria's law capping foreign ownership at 49%. Here is a backstage view of their tug-of-war. [...] (545 words)
Issue dated 19/06/2020 Reading time 3 minutes
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