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 - Apr 24, 2017: Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who's the Wealthiest? - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Namibian] NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius' AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth.
  • Fri - Apr 14, 2017: Legislative election of 4 May - Arab League to dispatch 100 observers - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -At least 100 observers will be dispatched by the Arab League to Algeria by the end of March, ahead of the legislative elections of 4 May, said Monday in Algiers the head of the League's Electoral Affairs Department, Ambassador Hadia Sabry.
  • Fri - Apr 14, 2017: Four homemade mines, explosives discovered Sunday in Tizi Ouzou - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Four homemade mines and explosives were discovered Sunday in Tizi Ouzou by units of the People's National Army (ANP) following a combing and search operation, announced Sunday the National Defence Ministry in a communiqué.
  • Fri - Apr 14, 2017: Mebarki received by Malian Premier - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Vocational Training Mohamed Mebareki has been received Friday in Bamako by the Malian Premier Modibo Keita, announced the ministry in a communiqué.
  • Fri - Apr 14, 2017: Next legislative elections, crowning of process to strengthen country's stability - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Al Oued (Algeria) -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Saturday, in El Oued, that the legislative elections of 4 May will be "the crowning of the process to strengthen the country's stability and its democratic choice."