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Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers were destroyed and three members of terrorist supporting groups arrested on Friday by Army detachments and National Gendarmerie units, the ministry of National Defence said Saturday in a statement. In counterterrorism operations, “detachments of the People’s National Army destroyed five terrorist bunkers on 17 March 2017 in Ain Defla, Tizi Ouzou (1st […]

Algeria Don’t Prosecute a Writer for Insulting Islam – Human Rights Watch

Algeria Don’t Prosecute a Writer for Insulting Islam – Human Rights Watch

Algeria’s prosecutor’s office should drop its criminal blasphemy investigation of a writer over his 2016 novel, Human Rights Watch said today. The Algerian authorities should uphold freedom of expression and take immediate steps to abolish the blasphemy law. The judicial police in Tipaza, a city 70 kilometers from Algiers, interrogated Anouar Rahmani, a 25-year-old law […]

Morocco, the Western Sahara and democracy

Morocco, the Western Sahara and democracy

Indigenous Sahrawi people react during the funeral of Western Sahara’s Polisario Front leader Mohamed Abdelaziz in Tindouf, Algeria June 3, 2016 In a unilateral move, Morocco has decided to withdraw from the Alkrkrat Sahara region, fuelling a conflict that was already on the verge of eruption in the area. For those who do not know […]

Algeria’s Clean Energy: Huge Potential, Huge Ambition

Algeria’s Clean Energy: Huge Potential, Huge Ambition

Algeria is known for its oil and gas, but take a quick look at a world map, and you’ll see that its mountains and Mediterranean coastline mean huge wind energy potential. Add in its large surface area and desert topography, and the country enjoys huge solar energy potential as well. In fact, Algeria’s wind resources are estimated […]

Algerian Cevital Aims to Invest Here

Algerian Cevital Aims to Invest Here

Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Workneh briefed Cevital manager on investment opportunities here. Cevital, the largest private conglomerate in Algeria, expressed desire to set huge investment projects in Ethiopia. Cevital Manager Issad Rebrab held talks over the weekend with Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu on the company’s investment plans. During the discussion, Rebrab told the […]

The Algerian Dream of Travelling to Europe

The Algerian Dream of Travelling to Europe

Berlin is under pressure to deport refugees from so-called “safe countries of origin” back to their homelands. But a country like Algeria has other challenges to overcome before it takes back its people. Before her official trip to Algeria was canceled on Monday because of Algerian President Abd al-Aziz Bouteflika’s failing health, German Chancellor Angela […]

UNFA reiterates its support for Saharawi cause and Saharawi women struggle

UNFA reiterates its support for Saharawi cause and Saharawi women struggle

The secretary general of the National Union of Algerian Women (NFA), Nouria Hafsi, on Wednesday reiterated in Algiers her organization’s support for the Saharawi cause and the struggle of Saharawi women, calling for The combination of efforts, particularly at the international level, for the restoration of the rights plundered in the last colony in Africa. […]

New Judges Appointed to the African Court On Human and Peoples’ Rights

New Judges Appointed to the African Court On Human and Peoples’ Rights

Two new judges have been appointed to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Justices Bensaoula Chafika from Algeria and Chizumila Rose Tujilane were endorsed during the 28th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from January 30 to January 31. The duo are […]

Zimbabwe Warriors Face Uphill Afcon Opener vs. Algeria

Zimbabwe Warriors Face Uphill Afcon Opener vs. Algeria

Fancied Algeria open their 2017 African Nations Cup finals Group B campaign with a clash against Zimbabwe on Sunday (16h00 GMT) as they seek to provide momentum for a tilt at the title to end a 27-year wait for continental glory. The match at the Stade de Franceville looks on paper a one-sided contest, but […]

Ten African Economies to Watch in 2017

Ten African Economies to Watch in 2017

The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a tumultuous year for many African economies, indeed, “the worst year for average economic growth” in the region in over twenty years, according to a report from Ernst & Young. […]

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