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COVID-19: Algeria extends lockdown by 15 days

Algeria’s Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad announced a 15-day extension of the lockdown as the North African country sees increases in the number of covid-19 contaminations, which stood at 6,067 at the time of the announcement. The oil-rich country imposed the lockdown early April like most countries around the world as a measure to stem the […]

Coronavirus Pandemic update in Africa

Africa had 54 027 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Friday, May 8. Covid-19 has already claimed the lives of 2 074people on the continent, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa and Egypt are the two most affected countries, with 8 232 and 7 981cases respectively. They are […]

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Algeria started selling its oil at loss

To cover even the variable part of its operating costs, Algeria has to sell its oil between 15 and 20 dollars. Saharan Blend is currently trading at less than $15, i.e. below the threshold for the closure of industrial units. Algeria officially enters this week in a hellish spiral. Since last Monday, Algeria has been […]

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Deconfinement measures being taken in African countries

While Nigeria is preparing to start easing coronavirus lockdown covering its largest city Lagos and capital Abuja from May 4, some countries have already announced the reopening of businesses. It is the case of Algeria, where on date, the government has reported a total of 3,256 confirmed infections with the virus, with 419 deaths and […]

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Coronavirus: Health sector severely hit in Algeria

The health sector in Algeria is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic that killed 18 health care employees and contaminated more than 100 others. The figures provided by the Health Ministry bring up again the problem of the lack of prevention means in the hospital environment, which is supposed to be a bulwark against […]

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Algeria must to be held accountable for violations in Tindouf camps – Sahrawi activist

A Sahrawi activist and human rights defender, Fadel Breika denounced, Friday, before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, the repression and serious abuses committed by the Polisario against the inhabitants Tindouf camps, underlining the legal responsibility of the host country of the camps, Algeria. Addressing the ongoing 43rd session of the HRC in Geneva, […]

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Madrid denies maritime dispute with Algiers

Spain’s top diplomat Wednesday brushed aside an alleged maritime conflict with Algeria after Spanish media indicated that last year Algiers defined its maritime borders which have encroached some Spanish islands. Arancha Gonzalez Laya was in capital Algiers where she met with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and her counterpart Sabri Boukadoum, to discuss regional and Sahel issues. […]

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Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, others confirm first coronavirus cases

Health authorities in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria have confirmed first coronavirus cases in their respective countries.   The latest to announce their first cases Monday were Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.   Italy has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe and Africa. According to health authorities in both Morocco and Tunisia, […]

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Algeria confirms first case of coronavirus

Algeria has confirmed a first case of the coronavirus in the country, in an announcement on state-owned ENTV on Tuesday evening. Algerian health minister, Abdel Rahman Ben Bouzid, said the patient was an Italian man who had arrived in the country on February 17. The patient has been placed in isolation.   Algeria becomes the […]

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Algeria recalls envoy in Côte d’Ivoire over inauguration of consulate in Moroccan Sahara

Algerian foreign ministry Thursday said it recalled its ambassador in Côte d’Ivoire for consultation over the recent inauguration of a consulate in Laayoune, the capital of Western Sahara, considered by Morocco as Moroccan Sahara. “The ministry of foreign affairs has decided to recall, for consultations, the Algerian ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, following sibylline and insidious […]

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