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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Coronavirus in Algeria: A country’s last warning - The Africa ReportCoronavirus in Algeria: A country’s last warning  The Africa Report

Algeria reports 4 new deaths from coronavirus, 584 infections in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlgeria reports 4 new deaths from coronavirus, 584 infections in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Seven Irish citizens repatriated from Algeria - RTE.ieSeven Irish citizens repatriated from Algeria  RTE.ie

False statements against Algeria: French ambassador to Algeria summoned - Algeria Press ServiceFalse statements against Algeria: French ambassador to Algeria summoned  Algeria Press Service

Algeria should link its fate to just international relations, prioritizing protection of human being - Algeria Press ServiceAlgeria should link its fate to just international relations, prioritizing protection of human being  Algeria Press Service

Algeria: Hirak at the time of coronavirus - The Africa ReportAlgeria: Hirak at the time of coronavirus  The Africa Report

Leading journalist arrested in Algeria, press freedom group says - NBC NewsLeading journalist arrested in Algeria, press freedom group says  NBC News

Algeria: Nine governorates under night-time curfew – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorAlgeria: Nine governorates under night-time curfew – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Ship carrying Algerians from France arrives in Algiers, Algeria - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaShip carrying Algerians from France arrives in Algiers, Algeria - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Coronavirus: Algeria protests called off for first time in a year - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Algeria protests called off for first time in a year  BBC News

Algeria calls for heightened alert over coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria calls for heightened alert over coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Algeria: Prominent Journalist Facing Charges - Human Rights WatchAlgeria: Prominent Journalist Facing Charges  Human Rights Watch

Algeria: Justice Minister Accused of Clamping Down on Hirak Activists - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAlgeria: Justice Minister Accused of Clamping Down on Hirak Activists  Asharq Al-awsat English

Coronavirus tests Algeria's protest movement - Al Jazeera EnglishCoronavirus tests Algeria's protest movement  Al Jazeera English

Algeria's Bouteflika languishes at home a year after his fall - ArabnewsAlgeria's Bouteflika languishes at home a year after his fall  Arabnews

COVID-19: Algeria postpones 2021 Mediterranean Games to 2022 - Outlook IndiaCOVID-19: Algeria postpones 2021 Mediterranean Games to 2022  Outlook India

Algeria jails more journalists despite Covid-19 - North Africa JournalAlgeria jails more journalists despite Covid-19  North Africa Journal

Coronavirus: China to build hospital in Algeria - The North Africa PostCoronavirus: China to build hospital in Algeria  The North Africa Post

Fate of Chinese Medical Mission Stirs Controversy in Algeria - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishFate of Chinese Medical Mission Stirs Controversy in Algeria  Asharq Al-awsat English

Algeria's crackdown on dissent persists with detention of journalists - Pressenza - Internationale NachrichtenagenturAlgeria's crackdown on dissent persists with detention of journalists  Pressenza - Internationale Nachrichtenagentur

Algeria: Quash conviction and sentence against political leader Karim Tabbou - Amnesty InternationalAlgeria: Quash conviction and sentence against political leader Karim Tabbou  Amnesty International

Coronavirus restrictions leave over 1000 Algerians stranded in Istanbul's airport - Al-MonitorCoronavirus restrictions leave over 1000 Algerians stranded in Istanbul's airport  Al-Monitor

Algeria's coronavirus cases rise to 139 as anti-corruption marches put on hold - Middle East EyeAlgeria's coronavirus cases rise to 139 as anti-corruption marches put on hold  Middle East Eye

Algeria Extends Curfew to Nine More Provinces Over Coronavirus Outbreak - U.S. News & World ReportAlgeria Extends Curfew to Nine More Provinces Over Coronavirus Outbreak  U.S. News & World Report

Algeria confirms 5th death from coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria confirms 5th death from coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Algeria to suspend travel with Europe and Africa - ReutersAlgeria to suspend travel with Europe and Africa  Reuters

Amid Virus Outbreak, Algeria Food Stocks Enough for Months - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAmid Virus Outbreak, Algeria Food Stocks Enough for Months  Asharq Al-awsat English

Anti-government protests thwarted as Algeria bans street marches over coronavirus - FRANCE 24 EnglishAnti-government protests thwarted as Algeria bans street marches over coronavirus  FRANCE 24 English

Algeria suspends travel with Europe over coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria suspends travel with Europe over coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Covid-19 : "Assistance will be provided to all Algerians," says Djerad - Algeria Press ServiceCovid-19 : "Assistance will be provided to all Algerians," says Djerad  Algeria Press Service

What do Algerians really want? - Daily SabahWhat do Algerians really want?  Daily Sabah

After closing its borders, Algeria repatriates nationals – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorAfter closing its borders, Algeria repatriates nationals – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Algeria reports new death from coronavirus - Anadolu AjansiAlgeria reports new death from coronavirus  Anadolu Ajansi

New chapter in UK-Algeria relations - GOV.UK - GOV.UKNew chapter in UK-Algeria relations - GOV.UK  GOV.UK

Another solar module factory in Algeria - pv magazine InternationalAnother solar module factory in Algeria  pv magazine International

Algeria: Peaceful protesters detained arbitrarily must be released - Amnesty InternationalAlgeria: Peaceful protesters detained arbitrarily must be released  Amnesty International

Algeria confirms first death from coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria confirms first death from coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Coronavirus: Repatriation of Algerians stranded in foreign airports - Algeria Press ServiceCoronavirus: Repatriation of Algerians stranded in foreign airports  Algeria Press Service

Why Algeria is suddenly more interested in Libya - Atlantic CouncilWhy Algeria is suddenly more interested in Libya  Atlantic Council

Algeria’s revolution of smiles, one year on - Business DayAlgeria’s revolution of smiles, one year on  Business Day

Algeria confirms 3rd death from coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria confirms 3rd death from coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Algeria confirms second coronavirus death - Middle East OnlineAlgeria confirms second coronavirus death  Middle East Online

Algeria: the Mediterranean's last untouched treasure - Telegraph.co.ukAlgeria: the Mediterranean's last untouched treasure  Telegraph.co.uk

At 26, self-taught developer Yacine Oualid is Algeria's youngest minister - Face2Face AfricaAt 26, self-taught developer Yacine Oualid is Algeria's youngest minister  Face2Face Africa

Algerian women embrace a spirit of resilience and revolution - Al Jazeera EnglishAlgerian women embrace a spirit of resilience and revolution  Al Jazeera English

Algeria Set to Suspend Public Transport, Close Cafes and Restaurants - The New York TimesAlgeria Set to Suspend Public Transport, Close Cafes and Restaurants  The New York Times

Algeria reports two new coronavirus cases - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria reports two new coronavirus cases  Anadolu Agency

New Algerian Director Generals - European Broadcasting UnionNew Algerian Director Generals  European Broadcasting Union

Algeria upholds lengthy prison terms for ex-prime ministers - DW (English)Algeria upholds lengthy prison terms for ex-prime ministers  DW (English)

Algeria introduces new visa system for tourists - Lonely Planet - Lonely Planet Travel NewsAlgeria introduces new visa system for tourists - Lonely Planet  Lonely Planet Travel News

ALGERIA : Majors employ tactics to not invest alongside Sonatrach - Africa IntelligenceALGERIA : Majors employ tactics to not invest alongside Sonatrach  Africa Intelligence

The Algerian Revolution: the Struggle for Decolonization Continues - CounterPunchThe Algerian Revolution: the Struggle for Decolonization Continues  CounterPunch

Algeria reports nine new coronavirus cases - health ministry - ReutersAlgeria reports nine new coronavirus cases - health ministry  Reuters

Coronavirus Africa: Algeria, South Africa, Senegal confirm cases - Quartz AfricaCoronavirus Africa: Algeria, South Africa, Senegal confirm cases  Quartz Africa

Beirut Airport to Remain Closed until April 12 as Algeria Expands Curfew - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishBeirut Airport to Remain Closed until April 12 as Algeria Expands Curfew  Asharq Al-awsat English

Coronavirus: Algeria reports nine new cases | Mena - Gulf NewsCoronavirus: Algeria reports nine new cases | Mena  Gulf News

Algeria imposes curfew in capital - ArabnewsAlgeria imposes curfew in capital  Arabnews

COVID-19: Egypt, Algeria among major hotspots in Africa - Down To Earth MagazineCOVID-19: Egypt, Algeria among major hotspots in Africa  Down To Earth Magazine

Algeria reports 19 COVID-19 deaths, imposes curfew in capital - China.org.cnAlgeria reports 19 COVID-19 deaths, imposes curfew in capital  China.org.cn

Algeria's women: Unsung heroes of the revolution - Middle East EyeAlgeria's women: Unsung heroes of the revolution  Middle East Eye

Heavy sentences affirmed in ex-Algerian PM cases - The Arab WeeklyHeavy sentences affirmed in ex-Algerian PM cases  The Arab Weekly

Algeria working on supplementary budget - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)Algeria working on supplementary budget  Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)

Algeria tenders to buy about 40,000 tonnes corn -trade - ZAWYAAlgeria tenders to buy about 40,000 tonnes corn -trade  ZAWYA

Algeria’s FM Accuses 'Foreign Parties' of Supporting Hirak Activists - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAlgeria’s FM Accuses 'Foreign Parties' of Supporting Hirak Activists  Asharq Al-awsat English

Algeria: President Receives Copy of Preliminary Draft on Constitutional Change - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAlgeria: President Receives Copy of Preliminary Draft on Constitutional Change  Asharq Al-awsat English

Algeria prepares for a pause of the Hirak movement, president bans gatherings - North Africa JournalAlgeria prepares for a pause of the Hirak movement, president bans gatherings  North Africa Journal

Algeria, Spain deny disputes over maritime borders - Middle East MonitorAlgeria, Spain deny disputes over maritime borders  Middle East Monitor

Coronavirus spread : Algeria in phase three - Algeria Press ServiceCoronavirus spread : Algeria in phase three  Algeria Press Service

COVID-19: Community transmission detected in 12 African countries - Down To Earth MagazineCOVID-19: Community transmission detected in 12 African countries  Down To Earth Magazine

ALGERIA/LIBYA : Who will be working with Wintershall DEA's new COO? - Africa IntelligenceALGERIA/LIBYA : Who will be working with Wintershall DEA's new COO?  Africa Intelligence

Algeria's OAIC pays around $2/mt more for 240k mt of June wheat - AgriCensusAlgeria's OAIC pays around $2/mt more for 240k mt of June wheat  AgriCensus

Algeria Reports Two New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing the Total to Five - U.S. News & World ReportAlgeria Reports Two New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing the Total to Five  U.S. News & World Report

Oil Price Crash Threatens Petrostates Iran, Nigeria, Algeria, Kazakhstan - Foreign PolicyOil Price Crash Threatens Petrostates Iran, Nigeria, Algeria, Kazakhstan  Foreign Policy

Over 1000 Algerian passengers stranded at Istanbul airport - ArabnewsOver 1000 Algerian passengers stranded at Istanbul airport  Arabnews

Morocco Agrees With Spain and Algeria to Suspend Flights - U.S. News & World ReportMorocco Agrees With Spain and Algeria to Suspend Flights  U.S. News & World Report

Oil-Price War Batters Poorer OPEC Members as Coronavirus Looms - The Wall Street JournalOil-Price War Batters Poorer OPEC Members as Coronavirus Looms  The Wall Street Journal

Algeria confirms 3 new cases of COVID-19 - cgtn.comAlgeria confirms 3 new cases of COVID-19  cgtn.com

Irish Citizens Repatriated From Algeria To Shannon Airport - Clare FMIrish Citizens Repatriated From Algeria To Shannon Airport  Clare FM

Coronavirus: Algeria has imported equipment worth millions of dollars in one week - Algeria Press ServiceCoronavirus: Algeria has imported equipment worth millions of dollars in one week  Algeria Press Service

Algerian President in 1st State Visit to Tunisia in 11 Years - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAlgerian President in 1st State Visit to Tunisia in 11 Years  Asharq Al-awsat English

Algerians defy coronavirus threat to keep up protests - ReutersAlgerians defy coronavirus threat to keep up protests  Reuters

ALGERIA/ANGOLA : Crude oil output: BP's troubles worsen - Africa IntelligenceALGERIA/ANGOLA : Crude oil output: BP's troubles worsen  Africa Intelligence

Welcome to FIFA.com News - North African football united against coronavirus - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - North African football united against coronavirus  FIFA.com

US Official Unveils Algeria’s Obsession with Western Sahara Conflict - Morocco World NewsUS Official Unveils Algeria’s Obsession with Western Sahara Conflict  Morocco World News

43 cases of Corona Virus In Algeria - International Supermarket News43 cases of Corona Virus In Algeria  International Supermarket News

Sonatrach slashes spending plans - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceSonatrach slashes spending plans - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Algeria's Main Lab Anchors Covid-19 Response - AllAfrica.comAlgeria's Main Lab Anchors Covid-19 Response  AllAfrica.com

Algeria, Hong Kong, India: COVID-19 Halts Protest Movements - WorldcrunchAlgeria, Hong Kong, India: COVID-19 Halts Protest Movements  Worldcrunch

Yassir becomes first Algerian startup to get Y Combinator’s backing, aims to become super-app for French-speaking Africa - MENAbytesYassir becomes first Algerian startup to get Y Combinator’s backing, aims to become super-app for French-speaking Africa  MENAbytes

Coronavirus in Africa: opportunity to reshape development - The Africa ReportCoronavirus in Africa: opportunity to reshape development  The Africa Report

WHO: 'Test every suspected case' of COVID-19 - Live updates - Al Jazeera EnglishWHO: 'Test every suspected case' of COVID-19 - Live updates  Al Jazeera English

Coronavirus: Andy Delort sends support to ex-Marseille president Pape Diouf - Goal.comCoronavirus: Andy Delort sends support to ex-Marseille president Pape Diouf  Goal.com

Arabic press review: Coronavirus means crisis for Arab workers in Turkey - Middle East EyeArabic press review: Coronavirus means crisis for Arab workers in Turkey  Middle East Eye

Algeria approves chloroquine to treat Covid-19 'in certain cases' - Graphic OnlineAlgeria approves chloroquine to treat Covid-19 'in certain cases'  Graphic Online

Battles Rage Amid More Coronavirus Cases in Libya - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishBattles Rage Amid More Coronavirus Cases in Libya  Asharq Al-awsat English

Algerian Streets Empty but Protesters Vow to 'Keep Flame Burning' - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAlgerian Streets Empty but Protesters Vow to 'Keep Flame Burning'  Asharq Al-awsat English

Maghreb's economic distress deepens as virus, oil slump hit region - The Arab WeeklyMaghreb's economic distress deepens as virus, oil slump hit region  The Arab Weekly

Algerian citizens stuck in Istanbul Airport - Middle East EyeAlgerian citizens stuck in Istanbul Airport  Middle East Eye

ALGERIA : Saha pips its rivals at the post for Enafor full catering contract - Africa IntelligenceALGERIA : Saha pips its rivals at the post for Enafor full catering contract  Africa Intelligence

Algeria backs out of African athletics championships - VanguardAlgeria backs out of African athletics championships  Vanguard