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: 40,969,443 (2017)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Statement of the African National Congress On Eritrea-Ethiopia Implementing the 2000 Algiers Border Agreement - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [ANC] The ANC notes this morning's speech by H.E. Eritrean Comrade President Isaias Afwerki on Eritrea's Martyrs Day, as well as the Executive Committee decision of the Ethiopian governing-party's EPRDF to
  • Tue - Jun 12, 2018: Algeria Dump Ethiopia to Qualify for Ghana 2018 - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [CAF] The Algerian women national side completed a double win over Ethiopia in the last round qualifier to cruise to the 2018 Total African Women Cup of Nations. The Fennecs managed to defeat Lucy in Addis Ababa 3-2 to complete a resounding 6-3 aggregate victory that saw them qualify for the prestigous African women football tournament for the fifth time in their history.
  • Wed - Jun 6, 2018: Algerian Fixer Completes a Year in Prison - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Algerian authorities to quickly release Saïd Chitour, a media fixer who completed a year in prison today. His health is deteriorating fast and there is no evidence to justify detaining him.
  • Tue - Jun 5, 2018: National Football Team Face Algeria Today With 7-1 Deficit - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Ethiopian Herald] The game between Algerian and Ethiopia
  • Thu - May 24, 2018: Algeria Deportations Raise Fear of Xenophobia - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [CAJ News] Algiers -THE international community is wary of a possible outbreak of xenophobia against sub-Saharan Africans after a mass expulsion of these nationals from Algeria.