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Algeria asks France for an apology over colonial crimes

On Sunday 5 July, the anniversary of Algeria’s independence, Algeria buried the remains of twenty-four anti-colonial fighters returned by France. The decapitated heads of 24 Algerians killed by the French in the 19th century were buried in El Alia cemetery, in an official ceremony. In an interview with France 24, in the midst of celebrating […]

Algeria: Hirak figure, Karim Tabbou released from prison

Karim Tabbou, a Hirak figure, was released temporarily on 2 July. The opposition leader of the small unregistered UDS party had been in prison for more than nine months. Since his arrest last September, Karim Tabbou’s portrait, and calls for his release, have ranged from all the weekly Hirak demonstrations to their suspension on account […]

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Algeria: Haddad, Sellal and Ouyahia sentenced for corruption

The judge of the court of Sidi Mhamed delivered his verdict on Wednesday 1 July in the case of Ali Haddad, imposing on the latter a heavy sentence of 18 years in prison, while the two former Prime Ministers, Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of […]

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Algerian soldier killed in clash with terrorists

An Algerian soldier was killed Saturday as the national army launched an operation to flash out some terrorists in Ain Defla governorate. A statement from the ministry of defense on Sunday noted that caporal Znanda Mostafa was killed in a shootout with a group of terrorists, in Gaadet Lahdjar, in the small town of Tarek […]

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African football mobilized against the virus

The Confederation of African Football has issued a challenge to the glories of continental football. The campaign entitled “Stay Safe for Africa” uses the word #19KickupsAgainstCovid19 on social networks. It invites African football legends to record videos of them performing 19 juggles. Ahmed Hassan (Egypt), Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria), Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Karim Haggui (Tunisia) and […]

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Morocco raps Algeria over remarks on Oran consul

Morocco’s top diplomat has lambasted Algeria, which said that Moroccan consul in Oran was a spy agent posted in the Algerian city as a diplomat. Nasser Bourita, in a statement to the Moroccan news agency MAP, said Morocco is chocked by the allegations of the spokesperson of the presidency, a representative of the institution that […]

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Sahara: Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, the Only Solution to this Regional Conflict (Zambian Official)

The autonomy plan offered by Morocco for a lasting resolution to the Sahara issue is the only workable solution to this regional conflict, said Mrs. Grace Njapau, Zambia’s former Home Affairs Deputy minister. In an address made on the occasion of Africa’s World Day, Mrs. Njapau, who is a MP, said the Moroccan plan is […]

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Algeria recalls envoy to France in protest to two broadcasts on democratic revolution

Algeria Wednesday recalled its ambassador to France for consultations in reaction to the broadcast of two documentary films on the democratic revolution, also known as Hirak, on public TV channels that it deems attack on its people and institutions. The Algerian foreign ministry in a statement said the broadcast of the clips on France 5 […]

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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 […]

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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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