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Algeria’s state oil firm management gets facelift

The Chief Executive Officer of Algerian state oil firm Sonatrach has set up a new leadership team, aiming to reverse a flow of talent. The U.S.-trained Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, appointed by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last year, has chosen eight vice presidents from within the firm, according to Reuters. The team included experienced managers such as […]

Tunisia: At least six policemen killed in ambush near Algerian border

An ambush laid Sunday by a terror group to a unit of the Tunisian interior ministry forces resulted in the death of six forces in the west of the country near the border with Algeria, the ministry said. An unidentified terror group caught by surprise a unit of Gar Dimaou police in the region of […]

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World Cup 2030: ‘Algeria-Morocco-Tunisia eager to joint bid’, Algiers

Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia could team up for a bid to host 2030 FIFA world cup, Algerian sport minister stated on Sunday. “Recent news about possibility that Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco submit a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup finals are correct,” Mohammed Hattab was quoted as saying by the media. The three countries […]

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Maghreb countries say Migrants’ Reception camps not welcome

Morocco and Tunisia have made it clear that they are opposed to the establishment on their territories of migrants’ reception centers as proposed by the European Union. EU leaders early Friday agreed on new measures to tackle the floods of migrants embarking on the difficult journey to reach the coasts of Europe. One decision made […]

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Wheelchair-bound Bouteflika sacks Algeria’s police chief

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday dismissed the country’s police chief, General Abdelghani Hamel, the official news agency APS said. The statement announcing the dismissal did not give any official reasons for the decision, but said veteran Colonel Mustapha Lehbiri, former chief of firefighting department, was appointed as new chief of police. General Abdelghani Hamel […]

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Algeria: Bouteflika heads to Geneva for health check-up

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected in Geneva, Switzerland Monday for a ‘routine’ medical check-up amid calls by his entourage to seek a fifth term in office. Bouteflika was due to fly for Swiss city sources aware of the trip told HuffPost Algérie. The trip has been described as a “routine” medical check-up. He regularly […]

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US Deputy Secretary to Visit Morocco & Algeria

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Morocco and Algeria as part of a tour that will also lead him to Netherlands and Denmark to gather support for counter-terrorism efforts. The visit, slated for June 25-29, is aimed at examining “a range of US priorities, including joint efforts to maintain an enduring […]

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Congo Brazzaville becomes Africa’s 7th OPEC Member

The Ministry of Hydrocarbons for the Republic of the Congo has announced that the country has become the fifteenth member of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Congo’s membership was approved during OPEC’s 174th ordinary meeting in Vienna. As the fourth-largest producer of oil in sub-Saharan Africa, Congo wants to increase its oil production […]

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Sahel terrorist groups find safe haven in southern Algeria

Algeria is about to expel 105 Malian terrorists who have been arrested, tried and sentenced by courts for terrorism-related activities, Algerian daily El Watan reported on Monday citing a security source. According to the security source, these are “dangerous” elements that belong to “terrorist groups, including Ansar Eddine, operating in northern Mali”. Their mission consisted […]

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Algeria: African Union’s body criticizes African migrants’ expulsion

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights condemned the arbitrary measures that the Algerian authorities are taking against migrants through widespread arrest campaigns, violence and deportations. In a statement released on Wednesday in Nouakchott, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), which reports to the Assembly of Heads of State and Government […]

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