Algeria

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INFORMATION

Capital: Algiers

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Economy:

  • Hydrocarbons (natural gas, oil) contribute ~60% of budget revenues, 30% of GDP, and over 95% of export earnings.
  • Ranks 16th in the world in oil reserves.

Population: 40,400,000 (2016)

Land Size: 2.4 million sq km (919,595 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Arab-Berber: 99%
  • European: < 1%
Religions:

  • Sunni Muslim (state religion): 99%
  • Christian and Jewish: 1%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • French
  • Tamazight (Kabylie)
  • Other Berber dialects

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Sep 18, 2017: Morocco and Algeria's Changing Roles in Managing Migration - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [ISS] Algeria and Morocco are taking a central role in managing migration from Africa to Europe by legalising the stay of sub-Saharan African migrants.
  • Fri - Sep 15, 2017: Algerians to Train Police in CCTV Camera Handling - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Observer] The director general of the Algerian National Security, Maj Gen Abdelghani Hamel has said his country will train Uganda's police personnel in the proper handling of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to fight crime.
  • Wed - Sep 6, 2017: Soccer - Hichilema Salutes Chipolopolo - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Zambia Reports] Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia's 1-0 win away to Algeria was remarkable.
  • Tue - Sep 5, 2017: Zambia Seek Historic Double Over Algeria - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [CAF] Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda believes his team has the character hold their own in Constantine on Tuesday against Algeria in the final leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier Group B double-header.
  • Mon - Sep 4, 2017: Stop Persecuting a Religious Minority - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [HRW] Beirut -The arrest of Mohamed Fali, president of Algeria's Ahmadiyya community on August 28, 2017, is the latest example of a crackdown on the religious minority, Human Rights Watch said today.