Algeria

Country Algeria
Capital Algiers
Continent Africa
Currency Algerian dinar(DZD)
Languages Arabic

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After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence in 1962. Algeria's primary political party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), has dominated politics ever since. Many Algerians in the subsequent generation were not satisfied, however, and moved to counter the FLN's centrality in Algerian politics. The surprising first round success of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) in the December 1991 balloting spurred the Algerian army to intervene and postpone the second round of elections to prevent what the secular elite feared would be an extremist-led government from assuming power. The army began a crackdown on the FIS that spurred FIS supporters to begin attacking government targets. The government later allowed elections featuring pro-government and moderate religious-based parties, but this did not appease the activists who progressively widened their attacks. The fighting escalated into an insurgency, which saw intense fighting between 1992-98 resulting in over 100,000 deaths - many attributed to indiscriminate massacres of villagers by extremists. The government gained the upper hand by the late-1990s and FIS's armed wing, the Islamic Salvation Army, disbanded in January 2000. Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, with the backing of the military, won the presidency in 1999 in an election widely viewed as fraudulent and was reelected in a landslide victory in 2004. BOUTEFLIKA was overwhelmingly reelected to a third term in 2009 after the government amended the constitution in 2008 to remove presidential term limits. Longstanding problems continue to face BOUTEFLIKA, including large-scale unemployment, a shortage of housing, unreliable electrical and water supplies, government inefficiencies and corruption, and the continuing activities of extremist militants. The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) in 2006 merged with al-Qai'da to form al-Qai'da in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb, which has launched an ongoing series of kidnappings and bombings - including high-profile, mass-casualty suicide attacks targeting the Algerian Government and Western interests.

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Manufacturing companies eye Algeria following unrest in Libya - MaltaToday

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Manufacturing companies eye Algeria following unrest in Libya
MaltaToday
Maltese manufacturing companies are increasingly showing interest in Algeria following the collapse of the security situation in Libya, a study by TradeMalta has shown. The TradeMalta study, aimed at providing insights into the profile of ...



Oil Producers Consider Output Cut Extension as Support Grows - Bloomberg

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Oil Producers Consider Output Cut Extension as Support Grows
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The rally stalled this year as U.S. output and supplies continued to grow. OPEC ministers will meet May 25 in Vienna to decide whether to extend the deal. A compliance committee of OPEC ministers from Kuwait, Algeria and Venezuela and their ...
Algeria meets OPEC over oil production cutTVC News
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Culture minister leaves Tehran for Tunisia, Algeria - Mehr News Agency - English Version

Mehr News Agency - English Version

Culture minister leaves Tehran for Tunisia, Algeria
Mehr News Agency - English Version
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyed Reza Salehi Amiri left Tehran early on Monday for a two-day visit to Tunisia and Algeria. According to the communiqué issued by Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mr. Salehi will sign ...



Head of Daesh branch in Algeria killed - Middle East Monitor

Middle East Monitor

Head of Daesh branch in Algeria killed
Middle East Monitor
Laouira was the head of the Algerian branch of Daesh called Katibat El Ghoraba which operates in the eastern region of the country. Abu Al-Hammam reportedly participated directly in the killing of a police officer last October in Constantine and ...



Algeria To Ramp Up Production By 14 Percent In Four Years ... - OilPrice.com

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Algeria To Ramp Up Production By 14 Percent In Four Years ...
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The Sonatrach Group has budgeted $9 billion for the 2017-2021 term to hunt for new oil and gas reserves in the North African country's desert areas.

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Algeria ready to strengthen trade and industry ties with South Africa - Brand South Africa (press release) (registration) (blog)

Algeria ready to strengthen trade and industry ties with South Africa
Brand South Africa (press release) (registration) (blog)
This latest conference followed a visit by South African business representatives to Algeria in December 2016. Reaction on that visit was positive regarding Algeria's vast investment in infrastructure, the development of strong international relations ...



Algeria's Sonatrach to Invest $50 Billion, Boost Oil Output - Bloomberg - Bloomberg

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Algeria's Sonatrach to Invest $50 Billion, Boost Oil Output - Bloomberg
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Algeria's state-run oil producer plans to boost crude output by 14 percent in the four years to 2019 and invest billions of dollars in exploration. Sonatrach Group ...
Algeria Plans to Grow Oil Production by 14% in Next Four Years - Oil ...Oil & Gas 360

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Algeria's New Imprint - The Nation.

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Algeria's New Imprint
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A few months ago, I was deep in conversation with Hichem Lamraoui, one of the principal buyers for the Librairie du Tiers Monde in downtown Algiers, when an elegantly dressed young woman rushed into the store and asked the cashier if she could see the ...



New FA boss Kheireddine Zetchi wants to get Algeria back on track - BBC News

BBC News

New FA boss Kheireddine Zetchi wants to get Algeria back on track
BBC News
The new president of Algeria's football federation, Kheireddine Zetchi, wants to get the national team back on track and develop the local game. Zetchi was elected unopposed on Monday after incumbent, Mohamed Raouraoua, refused to stand for a third ...



Bonatti crossing the finish line in Algeria at field in the Illizi basin - ItalyEurope24 (subscription)

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Bonatti crossing the finish line in Algeria at field in the Illizi basin
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The Bonatti group, a general contractor that works in the hydrocarbon sector, is ready to finish construction on their new separation/compression facility in the Alrar area of Algeria (a project commissioned by the Algerian government's Sonatrach company).