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Algerian economy to improve in 2018—PM

Algeria’s economy will improve this year as revenue from the oil sector and natural gas picks up, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said on Saturday. Oil and natural gas exports of the OPEC member increased 25 percent to $7.1 billion in the first two months of 2018, up from $5.67 billion in the same period a […]

Morocco’s king sends condolences to Algerian President following plane crash

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday conveyed a message of condolences and compassion to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the wake of the military plane crash which killed 257 people among whom members of the Polisario separatist front. The King expressed his sympathy to the Algerian President, and his sincere feelings of compassion and esteem, praying […]

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Nearly 257 people dead after military plane crashes in Algeria

Nearly 257 people, including members of Western Sahara’s Polisario separatist movement, were killed in a crash of an Algerian military plane soon after takeoff from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers, the Algerian defense ministry said in a statement. Most of the dead are army personnel and their families, according to the defense ministry. Ten […]

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Algeria: Ailing Bouteflika asked to run for fifth term

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been given vote of confidence to stand for next year election despite his poor health condition, since he suffered a stroke in 2013. Djamel Ould Abbes, secretary general of the ruling FLN party told Turkish news agency Anadolu that the party asked the 81-year old President to enter the presidential […]

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Morocco, first destination for direct foreign investments in Africa

Morocco has been ranked as the first destination of foreign direct investments on the African continent in the 2018 Africa Investment Index (AII) released by Quantum Global. The kingdom made a slight leapfrog compared with last year ranking when it took the second position. The North African country has taken the first position this year […]

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Ivorian coffee stuck at ports after Algeria banned imports

Coffee is piling up at ports and warehouses in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s biggest coffee producer, 3 months after Algeria, its main buyer, banned the import of 900 products including coffee and other foodstuffs, part of measures to cut spending following a drop in earnings from oil and gas. According to several operators in the […]

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Algeria: Teachers’ strike, a risk of a lost academic year

The teachers’ strike that had engulfed Algeria over the past months has raised fears of a lost academic year in the North African country. Last week, the Algerian government has suspended over 4,000 striking teachers, joining hundreds of colleagues who had walked out months ago amid public spending cuts. The strikers are claiming better salaries […]

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Algeria: French movie star Gerard Depardieu proclaims love, chides French colonization

French movie longstanding star Gerard Depardieu has proclaimed his love for Algeria and said he wants to live in the North African country in comments in which he lashed out at France’s colonization. “Algeria is a wonderful country, I am interested in the history of Algeria. Its people are intelligent and not as described in […]

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Mali: French troops kill at least 10 jihadists near Algeria

At least 10 suspected jihadists have been killed in a raid conducted by French air force on Wednesday in northeast Mali near the border with Algeria, Le360 Afrique portal reported. The offensive was part of France’s Operation Barkhane, near Tinzaouaten at the Algerian border, military sources were quoted as saying. The raid lasted for about […]

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Tunisia: Senior wanted al-Qaeda member killed in ambush

Tunisian Security forces have killed Bilel Kobi, a senior figure of al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in an ambush laid in a mountainous region known as a rear base for terrorists. The ministry of interior announced Saturday special forces hunted down a local AQIM cell in Tunisia using Mount Sammama area of central-western Tunisia […]

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