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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WFP Algeria Country Brief, August 2020 - Algeria - ReliefWebWFP Algeria Country Brief, August 2020 - Algeria  ReliefWeb

Algeria accuses French media of tarnishing its image - Middle East MonitorAlgeria accuses French media of tarnishing its image  Middle East Monitor

Algeria stops 485 migrants in five days, 10 bodies found - InfoMigrantsAlgeria stops 485 migrants in five days, 10 bodies found  InfoMigrants

Algeria court issues heavy jail terms for tycoon family close to Bouteflika - Middle East MonitorAlgeria court issues heavy jail terms for tycoon family close to Bouteflika  Middle East Monitor

Algeria president: Palestinian cause remains sacred – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorAlgeria president: Palestinian cause remains sacred – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Algeria: Who’s who in President Tebboune’s growing inner circle - The Africa ReportAlgeria: Who’s who in President Tebboune’s growing inner circle  The Africa Report

Algeria and Qatar join growing opposition against Arab-Israel deals - TRT WorldAlgeria and Qatar join growing opposition against Arab-Israel deals  TRT World

Pioneer Belala guiding Algeria's next generation - FIFA.comPioneer Belala guiding Algeria's next generation  FIFA.com

Golden Goal: Lakhdar Belloumi for Algeria v West Germany (1982) - The GuardianGolden Goal: Lakhdar Belloumi for Algeria v West Germany (1982)  The Guardian

Tunisia coordinating with Algeria in fight against terrorism: minister - cgtn.comTunisia coordinating with Algeria in fight against terrorism: minister  cgtn.com

Algeria reports 186 new COVID-19 cases, 50,400 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlgeria reports 186 new COVID-19 cases, 50,400 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Algeria journalist acquitted after year in detention - Arab NewsAlgeria journalist acquitted after year in detention  Arab News

Algeria parliament approves draft constitutional change - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria parliament approves draft constitutional change  Anadolu Agency

Algeria to Hold Early Legislative Elections Following November Referendum - NewsClickAlgeria to Hold Early Legislative Elections Following November Referendum  NewsClick

Algeria bans French media M6 over Hirak reportage - The North Africa PostAlgeria bans French media M6 over Hirak reportage  The North Africa Post

Defining Algeria's Destiny - The CitizenDefining Algeria's Destiny  The Citizen

Mystery surrounds Algeria article branded 'complete fabrication' by UN rights office - UN NewsMystery surrounds Algeria article branded 'complete fabrication' by UN rights office  UN News

Showpiece Graft Trial Lands Algerian Ex-Leader’s Allies in Jail - BloombergShowpiece Graft Trial Lands Algerian Ex-Leader’s Allies in Jail  Bloomberg

The growing importance of Algeria-Turkey relations - TRT WorldThe growing importance of Algeria-Turkey relations  TRT World

Algeria's Accession to AfCFTA in Time Gives It Power of Influence - AllAfrica.comAlgeria's Accession to AfCFTA in Time Gives It Power of Influence  AllAfrica.com

Morocco, Algeria report more COVID-19 deaths - Anadolu AgencyMorocco, Algeria report more COVID-19 deaths  Anadolu Agency

Jailed Algerian journalist must be released, say UN experts - Al Jazeera EnglishJailed Algerian journalist must be released, say UN experts  Al Jazeera English

Algeria: Activist Facing Charges for Peaceful Support of Protests - Human Rights WatchAlgeria: Activist Facing Charges for Peaceful Support of Protests  Human Rights Watch

Algeria: Court issues two-year prison sentence against journalist Khaled Drareni - Amnesty InternationalAlgeria: Court issues two-year prison sentence against journalist Khaled Drareni  Amnesty International

Algerian Parliament adopts draft constitutional reforms - Al Jazeera EnglishAlgerian Parliament adopts draft constitutional reforms  Al Jazeera English

In Algeria, Protests Pause for COVID-19 as the Regime Steps Up Repression - World Politics ReviewIn Algeria, Protests Pause for COVID-19 as the Regime Steps Up Repression  World Politics Review

Algeria: France urged to reveal truth about past nuclear tests - The Africa ReportAlgeria: France urged to reveal truth about past nuclear tests  The Africa Report

UPDATE: Algeria buys German barley at $220/mt in latest tender: trade - AgriCensusUPDATE: Algeria buys German barley at $220/mt in latest tender: trade  AgriCensus

At least 4 dead in shipwreck off Algeria - InfoMigrantsAt least 4 dead in shipwreck off Algeria  InfoMigrants

Canada Starts Anti Duping Probe on Rebar Imports from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore & Vietnam - SteelGuruCanada Starts Anti Duping Probe on Rebar Imports from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore & Vietnam  SteelGuru

Algerian journalist jailed on appeal over 2019 protests coverage - Al Jazeera EnglishAlgerian journalist jailed on appeal over 2019 protests coverage  Al Jazeera English

Bensebaini: 2019 Afcon glory made Algerians forget everyday problems - Goal.comBensebaini: 2019 Afcon glory made Algerians forget everyday problems  Goal.com

Algeria Automobile Market Likely to Inflict Positive Growth Trend during 2019-2025 - The Daily ChronicleAlgeria Automobile Market Likely to Inflict Positive Growth Trend during 2019-2025  The Daily Chronicle

Algeria probes lobbying deal between jailed businessman and firm linked to Trump - Middle East EyeAlgeria probes lobbying deal between jailed businessman and firm linked to Trump  Middle East Eye

Algeria hunting season returns after quarter-century ban - Deccan HeraldAlgeria hunting season returns after quarter-century ban  Deccan Herald

Tracing the babies who died in France's camps for Algerian fighters - FRANCE 24Tracing the babies who died in France's camps for Algerian fighters  FRANCE 24

Algeria: Facebook Becomes A Battlefield - Strategy PageAlgeria: Facebook Becomes A Battlefield  Strategy Page

Algeria: Journalists sentenced to harsh prison terms amid growing crackdown - Amnesty InternationalAlgeria: Journalists sentenced to harsh prison terms amid growing crackdown  Amnesty International

Bahrain, UAE, Saudi, Sudan, Algeria media folk join Israelis in historic webinar - The Times of IsraelBahrain, UAE, Saudi, Sudan, Algeria media folk join Israelis in historic webinar  The Times of Israel

Algeria, Tunisia join forces in fight against terrorism and crime - IOLAlgeria, Tunisia join forces in fight against terrorism and crime  IOL

Ten drowned, 485 migrants picked up at sea off Algeria - newagebd.netTen drowned, 485 migrants picked up at sea off Algeria  newagebd.net

The Press Freedom Climate in Algeria Has Changed for The Worse Under New President - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersThe Press Freedom Climate in Algeria Has Changed for The Worse Under New President  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Algeria: How President Tebboune is dismantling Gaïd Salah’s military networks - The Africa ReportAlgeria: How President Tebboune is dismantling Gaïd Salah’s military networks  The Africa Report

With colleagues sentenced to prison, Algerian journalists fear their new president’s attitude toward the press - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineWith colleagues sentenced to prison, Algerian journalists fear their new president’s attitude toward the press  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Appearance and identity in the work of Abdo Shanan - British Journal of PhotographyAppearance and identity in the work of Abdo Shanan  British Journal of Photography

Algerians warn EU trade agreement could further decimate economy - Al-MonitorAlgerians warn EU trade agreement could further decimate economy  Al-Monitor

Algeria: President Tebboune Receives Africom Commander - AllAfrica.comAlgeria: President Tebboune Receives Africom Commander  AllAfrica.com

Algeria approves more measures to ease coronavirus lockdown - Deccan HeraldAlgeria approves more measures to ease coronavirus lockdown  Deccan Herald

Algeria: Earthquake - Aug 2020 - ReliefWebAlgeria: Earthquake - Aug 2020  ReliefWeb

Palestinian cause remains sacred, says Algerian president - Yeni Safak EnglishPalestinian cause remains sacred, says Algerian president  Yeni Safak English

114 Ivorians, Guineans, Liberian migrants return home from Algeria amid COVID-19 with IOM assistance - Côte d'Ivoire - ReliefWeb114 Ivorians, Guineans, Liberian migrants return home from Algeria amid COVID-19 with IOM assistance - Côte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Algeria: Mila Earthquake - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRDZ005 - Algeria - ReliefWebAlgeria: Mila Earthquake - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRDZ005 - Algeria  ReliefWeb

Algeria: Nomads of the Algerian Steppe No Longer - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsAlgeria: Nomads of the Algerian Steppe No Longer  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Four Algerian Siblings Jailed Over Bouteflika Era Graft - New VisionFour Algerian Siblings Jailed Over Bouteflika Era Graft  New Vision

A Further 170 Irregular Algerian Immigrants In 13 Boats Reach - Murcia TodayA Further 170 Irregular Algerian Immigrants In 13 Boats Reach  Murcia Today

Algerian crude exports rise as Opec+ cuts ease - Argus MediaAlgerian crude exports rise as Opec+ cuts ease  Argus Media

Algeria amends curfew to curb Covid-19 - MEEDAlgeria amends curfew to curb Covid-19  MEED

More than 190 migrants in 13 boats rescued off Spain's Balearic Islands - InfoMigrantsMore than 190 migrants in 13 boats rescued off Spain's Balearic Islands  InfoMigrants

Date Fruit Market May See Robust Growth by 2025 | Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Pakistan - The Daily ChronicleDate Fruit Market May See Robust Growth by 2025 | Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Pakistan  The Daily Chronicle

130 Irregular Algerian Migrants Arrive In Cartagena; 79 In A Fishing Boat - Murcia Today130 Irregular Algerian Migrants Arrive In Cartagena; 79 In A Fishing Boat  Murcia Today

Imprisoned Algerian journalist appeals in high-profile case - Outlook IndiaImprisoned Algerian journalist appeals in high-profile case  Outlook India

The Algerian resistance movement and Kashmir - The Express TribuneThe Algerian resistance movement and Kashmir  The Express Tribune

Adrar's problems exposed as Sahara Desert heats up - newframe.comAdrar's problems exposed as Sahara Desert heats up  newframe.com

Egypt to Philippines: Russias dominance of the wheat world keeps growing - Business StandardEgypt to Philippines: Russias dominance of the wheat world keeps growing  Business Standard

Police investigators blame Algeria for coronavirus-themed phishing attacks - CyberScoopPolice investigators blame Algeria for coronavirus-themed phishing attacks  CyberScoop

CrisisInSight Weekly Picks, 3 September 2020 - Algeria - ReliefWebCrisisInSight Weekly Picks, 3 September 2020 - Algeria  ReliefWeb

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune calls on UN to expedite Sahrawi people´s self-determination referendum - Sahara Press ServiceAlgerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune calls on UN to expedite Sahrawi people´s self-determination referendum  Sahara Press Service

Final total of irregular migrants reaching Murcia on Tuesday was 225 - Murcia TodayFinal total of irregular migrants reaching Murcia on Tuesday was 225  Murcia Today

Algerian music icon Hamdi Benani dies from coronavirus - Music - Arts & Culture - Ahram OnlineAlgerian music icon Hamdi Benani dies from coronavirus - Music - Arts & Culture  Ahram Online

Over 500 Irregular Immigrants Reached Spain On Tuesday On Western Mediterranean Route - Murcia TodayOver 500 Irregular Immigrants Reached Spain On Tuesday On Western Mediterranean Route  Murcia Today

Ties That Bind: Morocco genuinely cares about Sahrawis, unlike those using Sahrawis as mere pawns - The Times of India BlogTies That Bind: Morocco genuinely cares about Sahrawis, unlike those using Sahrawis as mere pawns  The Times of India Blog

Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab countries - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab countries  Anadolu Agency

The search for the Arab world | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahThe search for the Arab world | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Why no one is called Linda in Saudi Arabia - The EconomistWhy no one is called Linda in Saudi Arabia  The Economist

Voices of a lost homeland: The poetry of Western Sahara - Middle East EyeVoices of a lost homeland: The poetry of Western Sahara  Middle East Eye

Remembering the Bentalha Massacre – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorRemembering the Bentalha Massacre – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Elise Stolte: Unequal Covid-19 reopening means the most stuck are still stuck - Edmonton JournalElise Stolte: Unequal Covid-19 reopening means the most stuck are still stuck  Edmonton Journal

Bensebaini lifts lid on failed Arsenal transfer and Chamakh friendship - Goal.comBensebaini lifts lid on failed Arsenal transfer and Chamakh friendship  Goal.com

Algeria alters import terms to allow Black Sea wheat, French exporters say - ZAWYAAlgeria alters import terms to allow Black Sea wheat, French exporters say  ZAWYA

Algeria accuses French media of tarnishing its image – Middle East Monitor - Armenian ReporterAlgeria accuses French media of tarnishing its image – Middle East Monitor  Armenian Reporter

Telecom Towers Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2026 | Maroc Telecom, Optimum Telecom Algeria, ATM Mobilis, etc. - The Daily ChronicleTelecom Towers Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2026 | Maroc Telecom, Optimum Telecom Algeria, ATM Mobilis, etc.  The Daily Chronicle

ALGERIA/EGYPT : Presidential spokesman Belaid Mohand-Oussaid tipped as Cairo ambassador - Africa IntelligenceALGERIA/EGYPT : Presidential spokesman Belaid Mohand-Oussaid tipped as Cairo ambassador  Africa Intelligence

Algerian Music Icon Dies from Coronavirus - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAlgerian Music Icon Dies from Coronavirus  Asharq Al-awsat English

Telecom Towers Market Is Booming Worldwide | Maroc Telecom, Optimum Telecom Algeria, ATM Mobilis - Crypto DailyTelecom Towers Market Is Booming Worldwide | Maroc Telecom, Optimum Telecom Algeria, ATM Mobilis  Crypto Daily

ALGERIA : Stéphane Richou, a new military attaché to mend fences with generals - Africa IntelligenceALGERIA : Stéphane Richou, a new military attaché to mend fences with generals  Africa Intelligence

Algeria to welcome home independence fighters' remains - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria to welcome home independence fighters' remains  Anadolu Agency

Andersen Global Expands Presence in Northern Africa - Business Wire IndiaAndersen Global Expands Presence in Northern Africa  Business Wire India

AFRICA/ALGERIA : Amarante reorganises African subsidiaries and bids for growth in airport security - Africa IntelligenceAFRICA/ALGERIA : Amarante reorganises African subsidiaries and bids for growth in airport security  Africa Intelligence

Google doodle marks Saudi Arabia's 90th National Day - Arab NewsGoogle doodle marks Saudi Arabia's 90th National Day  Arab News

Juma: Harambee Stars striker leaves Algeria’s Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie - reports - Goal.comJuma: Harambee Stars striker leaves Algeria’s Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie - reports  Goal.com

France and Italy's Pax Mediterranea May Spell Turkey's Final Estrangement From Europe - Foreign PolicyFrance and Italy's Pax Mediterranea May Spell Turkey's Final Estrangement From Europe  Foreign Policy

The land that I forgot: From Algeria to the US, a story of family - Al Jazeera EnglishThe land that I forgot: From Algeria to the US, a story of family  Al Jazeera English

Algeria buries remains of 24 independence fighters - Anadolu AgencyAlgeria buries remains of 24 independence fighters  Anadolu Agency

Algeria’s lust for life despite COVID-19 and unfinished revolution - The Africa ReportAlgeria’s lust for life despite COVID-19 and unfinished revolution  The Africa Report

Politics played a part but Algeria’s Afcon 2019 triumph was a reminder of liberty football can bring - Scroll.inPolitics played a part but Algeria’s Afcon 2019 triumph was a reminder of liberty football can bring  Scroll.in

French forces kill al-Qaeda’s Algeria leader - The HinduFrench forces kill al-Qaeda’s Algeria leader  The Hindu

Top Saudi diplomat in Algeria on surprise visit - Anadolu AgencyTop Saudi diplomat in Algeria on surprise visit  Anadolu Agency

Algeria summons Moroccan ambassador over 'enemy country' remark - Al Jazeera EnglishAlgeria summons Moroccan ambassador over 'enemy country' remark  Al Jazeera English

Algeria rights groups say government cracking down on critics - Al Jazeera EnglishAlgeria rights groups say government cracking down on critics  Al Jazeera English

Algeria to keep borders closed until COVID-19 ends - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlgeria to keep borders closed until COVID-19 ends - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua