COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Republic
Current President: Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Population: 42,972,878 (2020)
Land Size: 2.4 million sq km (919,595 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - Feb 23, 2021: 'The Art of Losing' Lays Bare the Indignity of Being Stripped - AllAfrica News: Algeria
[East African] During the Algerian War of Independence from 1954 to 1962, some Algerians, called Harkis, sided with France. After the war some of them escaped to France fearing for their lives. The Art of Losing novel by Alice Zeniter focuses on one such family.
- Fri - Feb 19, 2021: Algeria Sentences Jihadist to Death for Murder of French Mountaineer - AllAfrica News: Algeria
[RFI] An Algerian court has sentenced a man to death for the kidnapping and murder of French hiker Hervé Gourdel in 2014, after a high profile one-day trial.
- Fri - Feb 19, 2021: President Calls Early Election, Pardons Jailed Protesters - AllAfrica News: Algeria
[DW] Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune dissolved the parliament and announced a government reshuffle in a highly anticipated address to the nation. The new elections are likely to take place by the end of the year.
- Wed - Feb 17, 2021: Thousands Take to the Streets to Relaunch Protest Movement - AllAfrica News: Algeria
[DW] The Hirak movement, which ousted former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been given a new breath of life after a year of coronavirus restrictions.
- Tue - Feb 2, 2021: Coronavirus - First Batch of Astrazeneca Vaccine Arrives in Algiers - AllAfrica News: Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- The first batch, composed of 50,000 doses of the Anglo-Swedish vaccine AstraZeneca, arrived in the early afternoon of Monday in the Houari-Boumediene International Airport (Algiers).