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

  • Thu - Nov 16, 2017: North Africa's Foreign Ministers Issue 'Cairo Declaration' On Libya - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Egypt Online] The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria issued a joint statement on the Libyan crisis called "The Cairo Declaration", following their talks in Cairo on Wednesday 15/11/2017 .
  • Thu - Nov 16, 2017: Arab Neighbors Urge Libyan Rivals to Achieve Political Breakthrough - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Focac] Foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria on Wednesday urged the Libyan rivals to achieve a breakthrough in the political settlement process.
  • Thu - Nov 16, 2017: Yusupha Doubtful for Gambia-Algeria Qualifier Game - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Foroyaa] Gambia legend Biri Biri's son Yusupha Njie won't be playing the ball for four months owing to injury making him a doubt for the Scorpions' fixture against Algeria next year, Foroyaa Sport understands.
  • Wed - Nov 15, 2017: Algeria Hosts Forum to Address Terror Threats in West Africa - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Focac] Algiers -A global anti-terror forum was held in the Algerian capital of Algiers on Monday to deal with the ongoing terrorist threats in West Africa.
  • Mon - Nov 13, 2017: Basketball - Interclube Ladies Face Gsp of Algeria in First Game - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's Interclube team will start their participation and title defence, in the African Champion Clubs Cup in female basketball, this Saturday by facing the GSP of Algeria, a competition that is taking place in the Kilamba Multi-purpose Pavilion, in Luanda, as dictated by the draw.