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Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Kris Coombes - 1 comment

France on security alert for World Cup showdowns

Paris - Hundreds of riot and other police were deployed in French towns and cities Monday as authorities braced for possible unrest linked to World Cup showdowns involving France and its former colony Algeria.
In the Media by Abhik Chanda (AFP)

Belgium overcome tactical issues to sneak past Algeria

Stylistically, Vahid Halilhodzic has transformed Algeria into a very interesting side. Defensive organization remains, but there’s a new blend of attacking football that exists due to the dynamic front six.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 1 comment

Mali armed groups say they agree to peace talks

Algiers - Three armed groups from northern Mali announced in Algiers on Sunday that they have agreed to begin talks with the Bamako government aimed at resolving long-standing disputes.
In the Media by AFP

Qaeda group claims Algeria attack that killed 11 soldiers

Algiers - Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility Thursday for an April ambush in Algeria's restive Kabylie region that killed 11 soldiers."On the night of April 19, mujahedeen ambushed an army convoy in the Iboudrarene region...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Do Algerian government crackdowns make fair elections impossible?

To the group of 100 anti-government protestors gathered in the mid-March sun, the sight of police is nothing new. They have taken the name “Barakat,” which means “enough,” and the message is that change is coming.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Algeria army hunts Islamists behind deadly attack

Algiers - Algeria's army was hunting on Monday for an armed Islamist group linked to an attack in the rugged Kabylie region in which 11 soldiers were killed, a security official said.
In the Media by AFP

Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush

Algiers - Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.
In the Media by Amer Ouali (AFP)

Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika votes in wheelchair

Algiers - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, running for re-election on Thursday, cast his ballot from a wheelchair at a polling station in Algiers.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria presidential campaign winds up with recriminations

Algiers - Final campaign rallies have been held for Algeria's presidential election after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words.
In the Media by Amer Ouali (AFP)

Reign of Algeria's Bouteflika marred by graft scandals

Algiers - Corruption, a recurring scourge for Algeria, has risen to the forefront of public life during President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's rule, fuelled by soaring oil prices and an the explosion in imports.
In the Media by Abdellah Cheballah (AFP)

Algeria 'silencing critics' in run-up to polls: Amnesty

London - Amnesty International accused the authorities in Algeria on Monday of silencing critics and stepping up curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to its presidential election this week.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Is the Algerian Government trying to shut out the opposition?

In 2008, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika passed a constitutional amendment that removed presidential term limits. This allowed Bouteflika to seek a third term as president, a move that has drawn sharp criticism from even those within the regime.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Algeria's Bouteflika offers 'democracy' if re-elected

Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's campaign chief promised on Sunday that constitutional changes would create a "broad democracy" if the ailing incumbent wins re-election next month.Former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal gave scant details of t...
In the Media by AFP

Campaign kicks off in Algeria's contested presidential vote

Algiers - Campaigning for Algeria's April 17 presidential election begins Sunday as criticism mounts of a bid by incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika to clinch a fourth term despite concerns over his health.
In the Media by Abdellah Cheballah (AFP)

Bouteflika supporters, opponents rally in Algeria

Algiers - Supporters and opponents of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to seek a fourth term in April elections staged rival demonstrations in the capital Algiers on Saturday.The 77-year-old's decision to seek re-election had been expected desp...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. transfers Guantanamo detainee to Algeria

Washington - The Pentagon said it had transferred an inmate from the Guantanamo prison back home to Algeria, after holding him at the facility for 12 years without a trial.The move brought the number of detainees at the military prison down to 154, as President Bar...
In the Media by AFP

Ten candidates sign up for Algeria president vote

Algiers - Ten candidates have registered to run in Algeria's April 17 presidential election, public radio said Wednesday, with 77-year-old incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika widely expected to win a fourth term.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria's ailing Bouteflika to seek reelection

Algiers - Ailing 76-year-old Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek reelection to a fourth term in April, his office said in comments carried by national television Saturday.Bouteflika, who has been in power for 15 years, suffered a mini-stroke last y...
In the Media by AFP

Fallout from France's 1960 atomic bomb tests hit southern Europe

Way back on February 13, 1960, France tested its first atomic bomb, "Gerboise Bleue" (Blue Jerboa). Declassified documents released recently show that radiation from the test in the Algerian Sahara desert reached much further than they said at the time.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Lone survivor found as Algeria plane crash kills 77

Oum El Bouaghi - A military aircraft carrying 78 people crashed in Algeria's mountainous northeast, leaving just one survivor in one of the country's deadliest air disasters, the defence ministry said.President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of national mour...
In the Media by Amal Belalloufi (AFP)

Algerian army plane crash leaves 103 dead

Algiers - An Algerian military aircraft crashed in the east of the country on Tuesday killing all 103 people on board, an Algerian security source said.The C-130 Hercules aircraft, which was flying to the eastern city of Constantine crashed "in poor weather cond...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. charge militant leader for gas plant hostage taking

U.S. prosecutors have filed charges towards an Al-Qaeda linked commander, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, over the hostage taking of an Algerian gas plant earlier this year that left over 60 people dead.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Will Egypt turn into another Algeria?

Cairo - With the killing of over 50 people on Tuesday morning at a demonstration at the Republican Guard Headquarters where former president Morsi is believed to be held, the level of violence in Egypt is increasing and could result in civil war.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Report: Mossad recruiting Algerian youth

According to a report issued on Wednesday by an Algerian newsletter, Mossad, the Israeli spy agency, has begun to recruit Algerian youths to fight alongside the Syrian opposition, in the battle against Bashar al-Assad.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

Op-Ed: Increasingly Uncertain Future for Algeria's Oil & Gas Production

Investment in Algeria's oil and gas production is threatened by new security fears that add on to longer term issues scaring away foreign firms.
In the Media by Eric Deville

Op-Ed: Islamic Ring of Fire? Special

Like volcanoes erupting a stream of lava, Islamic incidents, Jihads, appear as a human 'ring of fire' from Africa to the southern islands of the Philippines.
Digital Journal Report by Robert G Cope - 12 comments

Canadian said to have led Islamic terrorist attack in Algeria

Algiers - Monday, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal announced that a Canadian citizen led the band of Islamist terrorists who slaughtered 37 international hostages, including two Canadians, at an Algerian desert gas plant last week.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 9 comments

More bloodshed as 'final assault' at Algerian gas facility ends

The international hostage crisis at the BP gas facility in Algeria appears to have come to a deadly conclusion, with Algerian officials finding additional bodies within the complex on Sunday.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment
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Statoil gas production facility in Amenas  Algeria
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Statoil gas production facility in Amenas, Algeria
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Rioters in Algeria protesting against high food prices
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Rioters in Algeria protesting against high food prices
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The Algerian national football team  as pictured on 31st May 2014.
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The Algerian national football team, as pictured on 31st May 2014.
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A still from  Song For Amine  by Alberto Bougleux. 
Countless people have been subjected to forced ...
Alberto Bougleux
A still from 'Song For Amine' by Alberto Bougleux. Countless people have been subjected to forced disappearance since the early nineties, when Algeria waged war on radical Islam. According to official statistics published by the Algerian government 6,000 Algerians have ‘disappeared’ in the 1990s. Human rights organizations consider the actual number to be much higher, though.
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Port of Cherchell  Algeria
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Port of Cherchell, Algeria
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Rebel French soldiers at a barricade in 1960 in Algiers  Algeria  during the War of Algeria
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Rebel French soldiers at a barricade in 1960 in Algiers, Algeria, during the War of Algeria
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive information from officials on May 5, 2014
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