Algeria

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

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Introduction

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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Algeria - Wikipedia
Algeria - CIA World Fact Book
Algeria - BBC
Algeria - Timeline - BBC

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Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region's stability - The Associated Press
  1. Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region's stability  The Associated Press
  2. Algeria a key player in regional stability, says Erdogan  Ahval
  3. Libya: Algeria, Turkey agree to work together for implementation of Berlin Conference decisions  Algeria Press Service
  4. Turkey, Algeria pledge staunch support to Libyans: Erdogan  The Nation
  5. Erdogan visits Algeria to discuss Libya, boost trade links  ARY NEWS
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Algerian dailies hail Turkish president's visit - Anadolu AgencyAlgerian dailies hail Turkish president's visit  Anadolu Agency

Algeria says Mali will defeat terrorism - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlgeria says Mali will defeat terrorism - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Turkey, Algeria aim for $5 billion trade - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey, Algeria aim for $5 billion trade  Hurriyet Daily News

Erdogan faces snub in bid to drag Algeria into Libya war - ArabnewsErdogan faces snub in bid to drag Algeria into Libya war  Arabnews

Algeria, Turkey to jointly coordinate on Berlin Conference output - Middle East MonitorAlgeria, Turkey to jointly coordinate on Berlin Conference output  Middle East Monitor

Algeria's president reshuffles governors - Middle East MonitorAlgeria's president reshuffles governors  Middle East Monitor

African foreign ministers meet in Algeria over Libya conflict - Al Jazeera AmericaAfrican foreign ministers meet in Algeria over Libya conflict  Al Jazeera America

UAE FM visits Algeria to discuss Libyan crisis - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUAE FM visits Algeria to discuss Libyan crisis - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Algeria-Turkey: Business Forum lays foundations for new era in bilateral economic relations - Algeria Press ServiceAlgeria-Turkey: Business Forum lays foundations for new era in bilateral economic relations  Algeria Press Service

Erdogan arrives in Algeria, the first of three stops on Africa tour - Daily SabahErdogan arrives in Algeria, the first of three stops on Africa tour  Daily Sabah

Algeria strives to regain prominence as world powers debate Libya's future - Al-MonitorAlgeria strives to regain prominence as world powers debate Libya's future  Al-Monitor

Turkey, Algeria eye $5 billion in bilateral trade, expand mutual investments - Daily SabahTurkey, Algeria eye $5 billion in bilateral trade, expand mutual investments  Daily Sabah

Libya's neighbors meet in Algeria seeking stronger truce - ReutersLibya's neighbors meet in Algeria seeking stronger truce  Reuters

Can Algeria overcome its long-lasting political crisis? - Brookings InstitutionCan Algeria overcome its long-lasting political crisis?  Brookings Institution

Algeria to host six African foreign ministers on Libya conflict - Al Jazeera EnglishAlgeria to host six African foreign ministers on Libya conflict  Al Jazeera English

Turkey to increase trade with Algeria to $5bln - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaTurkey to increase trade with Algeria to $5bln  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Erdogan paves the way for a new era between Turkey, Algeria - YASIN AKTAY - Yeni Safak EnglishErdogan paves the way for a new era between Turkey, Algeria - YASIN AKTAY  Yeni Safak English

Turkey's Erdogan visits Algeria to strengthen bilateral cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTurkey's Erdogan visits Algeria to strengthen bilateral cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

The Shame of My Name | Racism - Aljazeera.comThe Shame of My Name | Racism  Aljazeera.com

Algeria: UAE stress need to boost bilateral cooperation, pursue consultations - Algeria Press ServiceAlgeria: UAE stress need to boost bilateral cooperation, pursue consultations  Algeria Press Service

Algeria-Turkey make remarkable rapprochement in skillful diplomatic moves - Daily SabahAlgeria-Turkey make remarkable rapprochement in skillful diplomatic moves  Daily Sabah

50 Libyan businessmen to take part in Algerian-Libyan Business Forum in Algeria - The Libya Observer50 Libyan businessmen to take part in Algerian-Libyan Business Forum in Algeria  The Libya Observer

William Dalrymple on the treasures of Algeria - Financial TimesWilliam Dalrymple on the treasures of Algeria  Financial Times

Ready or not, Algeria ranks number one for adventure travel destination - Middle East EyeReady or not, Algeria ranks number one for adventure travel destination  Middle East Eye

Algerian, UAE FMs discuss cooperation, Libyan crisis - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlgerian, UAE FMs discuss cooperation, Libyan crisis - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Algeria's economy at a glance - MEEDAlgeria's economy at a glance  MEED

Algeria appoints new government amid political crisis - FRANCE 24 EnglishAlgeria appoints new government amid political crisis  FRANCE 24 English

Weatherwatch: the surprisingly varied climate in Algeria - The GuardianWeatherwatch: the surprisingly varied climate in Algeria  The Guardian

Algeria Tax Agency Updates 2020 Tax Guides - Bloomberg TaxAlgeria Tax Agency Updates 2020 Tax Guides  Bloomberg Tax

Algeria named 2020's best country for backpacking - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostAlgeria named 2020's best country for backpacking - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Algeria pushing to fix Libya conflict, avoid Turkish deployment - The Africa ReportAlgeria pushing to fix Libya conflict, avoid Turkish deployment  The Africa Report

Turkey's Erdogan to launch Africa tour with Algeria visit - The New ArabTurkey's Erdogan to launch Africa tour with Algeria visit  The New Arab

Algeria's president appoints academic, former diplomat as new PM - Al Jazeera EnglishAlgeria's president appoints academic, former diplomat as new PM  Al Jazeera English

Algeria president to attend Berlin conference on Libya - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria president to attend Berlin conference on Libya  Anadolu Agency

Morocco's king and Algeria's generals: The standoff continues - Middle East EyeMorocco's king and Algeria's generals: The standoff continues  Middle East Eye

New government formed in Algeria | - The Arab WeeklyNew government formed in Algeria |  The Arab Weekly

Italian premier arrives in Algeria to discuss Libya - Anadolu AgencyItalian premier arrives in Algeria to discuss Libya  Anadolu Agency

Algerians in despair as new regime looks just like the old one - The TimesAlgerians in despair as new regime looks just like the old one  The Times

Algeria names panel to amend constitution as protests persist - ReutersAlgeria names panel to amend constitution as protests persist  Reuters

Libyan capital Tripoli 'red line': Algerian president - Anadolu AgencyLibyan capital Tripoli 'red line': Algerian president  Anadolu Agency

12 killed in Algeria bus collision - News - Khaleej Times12 killed in Algeria bus collision - News  Khaleej Times

The Polisario and Algeria mobilized against the 2020 Africa Futsal to be held in Laayoune - Yabiladi in EnglishThe Polisario and Algeria mobilized against the 2020 Africa Futsal to be held in Laayoune  Yabiladi in English

This Algerian man tried swimming to Australia to seek refuge - Times of IndiaThis Algerian man tried swimming to Australia to seek refuge  Times of India

Algerian found floating in NTT waters after trying to swim from Timor Leste to Australia - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostAlgerian found floating in NTT waters after trying to swim from Timor Leste to Australia - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Algerian eatery Kayma is one couple’s American Dream in San Francisco - San Francisco ChronicleAlgerian eatery Kayma is one couple’s American Dream in San Francisco  San Francisco Chronicle

Algeria, France Seek to End Tensions in Bilateral Ties - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAlgeria, France Seek to End Tensions in Bilateral Ties  Asharq Al-awsat English

Algeria appoints new ministers, keeps some in place - ReutersAlgeria appoints new ministers, keeps some in place  Reuters

Thousands March in Algerian Capital Vowing to Keep up Movement - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishThousands March in Algerian Capital Vowing to Keep up Movement  Asharq Al-awsat English

Egypt- What is in store for Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, and Sudan? - MENAFN.COMEgypt- What is in store for Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, and Sudan?  MENAFN.COM

Algeria appoints new government, state television says - ReutersAlgeria appoints new government, state television says  Reuters

Libya crisis cannot be solved by ‘military means,’ Erdogan says after Algeria talks - RTLibya crisis cannot be solved by ‘military means,’ Erdogan says after Algeria talks  RT

Protest-torn Algeria plans to ban 'hate speech' - The New ArabProtest-torn Algeria plans to ban 'hate speech'  The New Arab

Algeria declares rejection of foreign interference in Libya, talks about political solution - Middle East MonitorAlgeria declares rejection of foreign interference in Libya, talks about political solution  Middle East Monitor

Algeria's new hydrocarbon law comes into force amid output slump - S&P GlobalAlgeria's new hydrocarbon law comes into force amid output slump  S&P Global

Algeria: ‘Military oligarch’ Saïd Chengriha replaces Ahmed Gaïd Salah as top military chief - The Africa ReportAlgeria: ‘Military oligarch’ Saïd Chengriha replaces Ahmed Gaïd Salah as top military chief  The Africa Report

Arms race between Morocco and Algeria intensifies - The Arab WeeklyArms race between Morocco and Algeria intensifies  The Arab Weekly

Algeria to outlaw hate speech on social media - SBS NewsAlgeria to outlaw hate speech on social media  SBS News

Algeria determined to pursue efforts for political solution to Libyan crisis - Algeria Press ServiceAlgeria determined to pursue efforts for political solution to Libyan crisis  Algeria Press Service

Algeria's richest man walks free after 8 months in prison - Arab NewsAlgeria's richest man walks free after 8 months in prison  Arab News

Africa's World Cup draw in full: Algeria, Senegal and Morocco learn fates - Goal.comAfrica's World Cup draw in full: Algeria, Senegal and Morocco learn fates  Goal.com

Welcome to FIFA.com News - Algeria reflects on a golden year - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - Algeria reflects on a golden year  FIFA.com

Hirak protests and a presidential election triggered a surge of disinformation in Algeria - Global VoicesHirak protests and a presidential election triggered a surge of disinformation in Algeria  Global Voices

Nassim Akrour: Ex-Algeria striker scores on Chambery debut aged 45 - BBC NewsNassim Akrour: Ex-Algeria striker scores on Chambery debut aged 45  BBC News

Erdogan in bid to drag Algeria into Libyan war - ArabnewsErdogan in bid to drag Algeria into Libyan war  Arabnews

Algeria preparing new initiatives to resolve Libya's conflict - The Libya ObserverAlgeria preparing new initiatives to resolve Libya's conflict  The Libya Observer

HANDBALL: Egypt beat Algeria, qualify for African Championship final - KingFutHANDBALL: Egypt beat Algeria, qualify for African Championship final  KingFut

Turkish frigates headed for Algeria amid Mediterranean tensions - AhvalTurkish frigates headed for Algeria amid Mediterranean tensions  Ahval

Lolo Zouai reconnects with Algerian roots in new music video - Arab NewsLolo Zouai reconnects with Algerian roots in new music video  Arab News

Hamas visits new Algeria ambassador to Lebanon - Middle East MonitorHamas visits new Algeria ambassador to Lebanon  Middle East Monitor

Ugandan prodigy makes Sh20 million move to Algeria - Daily NationUgandan prodigy makes Sh20 million move to Algeria  Daily Nation

The best country for adventure backpacking in the 2020s, according to experts - Lonely Planet Travel NewsThe best country for adventure backpacking in the 2020s, according to experts  Lonely Planet Travel News

Algeria's recycled army, civilian leadership turn back to Maghreb integration - The North Africa PostAlgeria's recycled army, civilian leadership turn back to Maghreb integration  The North Africa Post

Algeria's richest man walks free on time served - The East AfricanAlgeria's richest man walks free on time served  The East African

Mahrez deserved to win APOTY ahead of Mane - Algeria coach Belmadi - Goal.comMahrez deserved to win APOTY ahead of Mane - Algeria coach Belmadi  Goal.com

Ex-PM elected Algeria's new president, to protesters' dismay - The Associated PressEx-PM elected Algeria's new president, to protesters' dismay  The Associated Press

Esperance de Tunis complete $1.5 million (R22m) transfer for Algeria - KickOff.comEsperance de Tunis complete $1.5 million (R22m) transfer for Algeria  KickOff.com

Belmadi says Algeria will dream big if they participate in 2022 World Cup - Goal.comBelmadi says Algeria will dream big if they participate in 2022 World Cup  Goal.com

Best African football teams of 2019 - The Africa ReportBest African football teams of 2019  The Africa Report

Algerian-Libyan Economic Forum to be held in Algiers from 12-14 January 2020 | - Libya HeraldAlgerian-Libyan Economic Forum to be held in Algiers from 12-14 January 2020 |  Libya Herald

Algeria protest: Thousands flood capital to demand 'new revolution' - BBC NewsAlgeria protest: Thousands flood capital to demand 'new revolution'  BBC News

Algeria's richest man stands trial in graft probe - The East AfricanAlgeria's richest man stands trial in graft probe  The East African

Protesters in Algeria Won New Elections, but What They Really Want Is an End to Military Influence in Politics - Foreign PolicyProtesters in Algeria Won New Elections, but What They Really Want Is an End to Military Influence in Politics  Foreign Policy

Pro-government supporters rally in Algeria to back planned elections - ReutersPro-government supporters rally in Algeria to back planned elections  Reuters

Algeria Faces the Unknown—Finally - Foreign Affairs MagazineAlgeria Faces the Unknown—Finally  Foreign Affairs Magazine

In an Epic Standoff, Unarmed Algerians Get the Army to Blink - The New York TimesIn an Epic Standoff, Unarmed Algerians Get the Army to Blink  The New York Times

Algeria's powerful military chief Ahmed Gaid Salah dies - BBC NewsAlgeria's powerful military chief Ahmed Gaid Salah dies  BBC News

Algeria election: Thousands march to protest in Algiers - BBC NewsAlgeria election: Thousands march to protest in Algiers  BBC News

In Algeria, political cartoonists turn to social media to protest repression - FRANCE 24 EnglishIn Algeria, political cartoonists turn to social media to protest repression  FRANCE 24 English

Algerian protesters demand Thursday's election be canceled - Reuters.comAlgerian protesters demand Thursday's election be canceled  Reuters.com

Stalemate in Algeria six months after start of protests that ousted leader - The GuardianStalemate in Algeria six months after start of protests that ousted leader  The Guardian

Algerian groups learn from past protest experiences - Anadolu AgencyAlgerian groups learn from past protest experiences  Anadolu Agency

Hundreds of Algerians protest against proposed energy law - ReutersHundreds of Algerians protest against proposed energy law  Reuters

Algerian protesters step up pressure with new demonstration - ReutersAlgerian protesters step up pressure with new demonstration  Reuters

Algeria: Tightening the Screws on Protests - Human Rights WatchAlgeria: Tightening the Screws on Protests  Human Rights Watch

Algeria: Escalating Repression of Protesters - Human Rights WatchAlgeria: Escalating Repression of Protesters  Human Rights Watch

Algeria protesters demand army quit politics after cleric urges election - ReutersAlgeria protesters demand army quit politics after cleric urges election  Reuters

Algerians have been protesting for months. What’s changed? - Brookings InstitutionAlgerians have been protesting for months. What’s changed?  Brookings Institution

France's colonial-era crimes 'unforgotten' in Algeria - Anadolu AgencyFrance's colonial-era crimes 'unforgotten' in Algeria  Anadolu Agency

Algeria to block sale of assets to Total-state media - ReutersAlgeria to block sale of assets to Total-state media  Reuters