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
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NAAZ optimistic ahead of Algeria tourney - Chronicle

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NAAZ optimistic ahead of Algeria tourney
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NATIONAL Athletics Association of Zimbabwe president Tendai Tagara says they are looking for an improved performance at the African Junior championships which start tomorrow in Algeria. Zimbabwe will field a team of 20 athletes and the first batch of ...

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Beekeeping in Algeria - The Hindu

The Hindu

Beekeeping in Algeria
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The region is rich not only in cork oak, whose bark makes it possible to build artisan hives, but also in local flowers and plants that produce high-quality honey. To preserve the landand provide an economic alternative for local communities, UNDP, ...



Dubai's Dodsal wins deal for $1.1bn Algeria gas project - ArabianBusiness.com

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Dubai's Dodsal wins deal for $1.1bn Algeria gas project
ArabianBusiness.com
Algeria is Africa's biggest natural-gas producer and a member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The country boosted its gas exports in 2016 and plans to increase gas output to 141.3 billion cubic metres (bcm) this year and 143.9 bcm ...



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Spain's April crude oil imports rise led by Saudi, Iraq, Algeria
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Spanish imports of crude oil rose by nearly 1 percent year on year in April to 5.32 million tonnes, with Saudi, Iraqi and Algerian shipments registering the largest percentage increases, government data showed. The Middle East became Spain's biggest ...



Man jailed in Algeria for dangling baby from window to get 'likes' on Facebook - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Man jailed in Algeria for dangling baby from window to get 'likes' on Facebook
The Straits Times
ALGIERS - A man was sentenced to two years' jail by an Algerian court on Monday (June 19) for dangling a child from the 15th floor to get Facebook 'likes'. The unnamed man posted a photo of himself holding the child out of a window from a high-rise ...
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Algeria: Wave of arrests and prosecutions of hundreds of Ahmadis - Amnesty International

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Algeria: Wave of arrests and prosecutions of hundreds of Ahmadis
Amnesty International
Algeria must halt its clampdown against members of the minority Ahmadiyya religious movement, said Amnesty International today, ahead of the appeal hearing on 21 June of six Ahmadis sentenced to up to four years in prison for charges relating to the ...



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Rabat Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmajid Tebboune has responded to anti-Sub-Saharan migrants sentiments shared by some Algerians on social media this ...

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Eid Moon Sighted in Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Algeria and Morocco; Eid-al-Fitr 2017 to be celebrated on Sunday - India.com

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Eid Moon Sighted in Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Algeria and Morocco; Eid-al-Fitr 2017 to be celebrated on Sunday
India.com
If the moon is sighted today in North Africa, all Maghreb nations, including Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco would celebrate Eid-al-Fitr 2017 tomorrow. Stay tuned above for the all the live and latest updates of moon sighting from the above ...
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Cimcorp to automate new Algerian tire plant - European Rubber Journal (subscription)

Cimcorp to automate new Algerian tire plant
European Rubber Journal (subscription)
Ulvila, Finland Finnish manufacturer and integrator of robotic handling systems Cimcorp Oy has won a contract to supply automated logistics systems to a new greenfield tire plant in Algeria. The Ulvila-based company announced 27 June that it had ...