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Algeria’s coastguard intercepts 286 migrants en route to Europe

Algeria’s Defense Ministry on Sunday said coastguard has picked up 286 would-be illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat. According to a ministry statement released by the state-run news agency, APS, the migrants were detained on several boats between Thursday and Saturday. The number of illegal migrants detained in the North African […]

Algeria: Five students sentenced to jail for beating lecturers

Five students at Algiers 3 University have been handed jail terms ranging from 12 months to 18 months for physically assaulting lecturers in an incident early this year. A court in the city of Bir Mourad Rais pressed the terms against the students who were accused of aggressing lecturers from the school of Political Science […]

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Algeria: racism towards sub-Saharans erected as a state policy

In Algeria, racism and crackdown against migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa are becoming a state policy as Algerian officials continue to crack down on migrants, mainly from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Authorities in the Algerian capital have been carrying out mass arrests and deportation of sub-Saharan nationals since December last year. Human Rights Watch earlier […]

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Niger reacts officially to Algeria’s massive deportation of sub-Saharans

The Nigerien government last weekend reacted to the massive deportation of its nationals by Algeria, in violation of the agreements between the two countries and of international conventions. Algerian authorities have deported about 950 sub-Saharan Africa migrants to Niger last week, according to officials and human rights groups. The North African nation has expelled 2,800 […]

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Algeria’s Undiplomatic Diplomacy Shows Regime’s Frailty

The persistence of the hatred of the Algerian rulers for neighboring Morocco remains an intriguing puzzle for many international political analysts. Nobody knows for sure whether such a deep animosity is due to rivalry between two major North African countries or something else. “Why they hate us”, wonder Moroccans who were appalled and shocked by […]

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African diplomats in Rabat distance themselves from Algerian FM’s Comments on Morocco

The African diplomats accredited to Rabat have distanced themselves from the “incomprehensible” comments made by the Algerian Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, against Morocco. The dean of the African diplomatic corps in Rabat, Ambassador Nimaga Ismaila, condemned such defamatory and insulting statements. Speaking on behalf of African ambassadors in Rabat, the representative of the Central African […]

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Algerian FM Messahel’s remarks prompt Morocco to recall its Ambassador to Algeria

Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Algeria for consultation and summoned the Algerian Chargé d’Affaires in Rabat to protest the very serious allegations uttered by Algerian Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, regarding Morocco’s African policy. The Algerian official accused Morocco of using drug money to promote its relations with African countries, an accusation deemed by Morocco […]

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Football: Algeria appoints Rabah Madjer as new coach

Algeria football association on Wednesday appointed former African footballer of the Year Rabah Madjer as new coach after it parted ways with Spanish coach Lucas Alcaraz last week. Alcaraz, who took charge of the team in April following the resignation of Georges Leekens in February, was the fourth permanent coach to take charge in 13 […]

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Africa has imported $ 65.8 billion food in 2016 – Report

The African continent spent about $ 65.8 billion on food imports in 2016, a report released by Trade Law Center for Southern Africa (TRALAC) said. According to the report, trade data over the review period 2012-2016 reveal that on average Africa’s food trade deficit was around US$30 billion annually. It noted that from a high […]

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Ailing Algeria’s Bouteflika to finally meet German Chancellor Merkel

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her party’s victory in the legislative elections and invited her to pay official visit to Algeria, state-run APS news agency reports. Earlier this year Chancellor Merkel’s visit to the North African nation has been called off because President Bouteflika was too sick to […]

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