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Algeria: Hunting is again authorized due to boars’ proliferation after thirty years of suspension

Hunting is again authorized from this Tuesday, September 15 in Algeria. It had been suspended because of the civil war in the 1990s. And if it had been tolerated for a few years, it was still not legalized. This first hunting period, officially approved by the Algerian government, will be in force until January 1, […]

Algeria: Three years in prison for the Algerian Journalist Khaled Drareni

The verdict, eagerly awaited by freedom fighters, came on Monday. The journalist has been in pre-trial detention since the end of March. “Three years closed. We’re surprised. The file is empty,” said Nouredine Benissad, a lawyer with the Algerian journalist’s defense group. Khaled Drareni runs the online news website Casbah Tribune. He is also the […]

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Covid-19: Algeria Appeals for Urgent International Aid to Sahrawis in Polisario-controlled Camps

After having denied the existence of positive Covid-19 cases in the Tindouf camps, the Algerian regime and the Polisario now admit the situation is “critical”, calling for an emergency international aid for the Sahrawis sequestered in these camps where the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is making things worse. Through its official news agency, Algeria, […]

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Algeria: Prison for assailants of health professionals

The Algerian government adopted new criminal sanctions on 27 July. Verbal assaults are punishable by one to three years in prison, while physical assaults can be punished by three to ten years in prison. In the event of the death of a caregiver during an assault, the perpetrator could face up to life imprisonment. The […]

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Football: Belgian coach fired in Tanzania after racist comments

The very popular Tanzanian football club Young Africans SC announced on 27 July 2020 the immediate dismissal of its Belgian coach. Luc Eymael had compared his own supporters to “monkeys or dogs” after a draw. “I’m not a racist, far from it,” he defended himself. “These fans know nothing about football… They sound like monkeys […]

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EUToday: European Parliament reacts to Tindouf Camps aid scandal

The Budgetary Control and Development Committees of the European Parliament are both actively involved in investigating the case of the Misappropriation of Humanitarian Aid to the Tindouf refugee camps in Southern Algeria, as reported in EUToday last week. After having been largely behind the outcry aroused in the Parliament around the theme of the embezzlement […]

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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 […]

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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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