Faced with powerful business interests, efforts to cut corruption and promote social inclusion have come to an abrupt and premature end.

Algeria’s government has carried out a major reshuffle less than three months after the most recent round of cabinet changes. In a shock move undertaken in the name of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Prime Minister Abdelmajid Tebboune has been dismissed along with three of his ministers. He is replaced by Ahmed Ouyahia, a career diplomat who has been...