Reports from Algeria say that the head of intelligence has been dismissed as anti-government protesters say they will take to the streets again today to demand a complete overhaul of the political system.

Several media outlets in Algeria say that Athmane Tartag had been removed from his post.

A retired army general, he was an ally of the veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who announced his resignation earlierthis week in the face of mass protests.