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African Nations Championship: Egypt and Algeria fail to qualify

BBC Sport - 19 Aug 2017
Egypt and Algeria failed to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Kenya after suffering aggregate defeats to Morocco and Libya respectively. Morocco beat Egypt 3-1 in Rabat on Friday to win the tie 4-2 overall. Libya held ...

A battle over language is hampering Algeria's development

The Economist - 17 Aug 2017
Not Algeria. Its kindergartens are a linguistic morass. The republic's official language is standard Arabic, but few children grow up speaking it, so they often feel lost on their first day of school. Berber, the tongue of perhaps a quarter of ...

Why all is not well in fragile Algeria

Arab News - 20 Aug 2017
Algeria's president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, last week dismissed Abdelmadjid Tebboune as prime minister, less than three months after his appointment. The president gave no reason for the change, but several Algerian experts noted that Tebboune had ...

Unemployed youth dig for gold in Algeria

Middle East Monitor - 21 Aug 2017
Hundreds of young people are flocking to the Iferi neighborhood in Djanet, Algeria, to dig for gold after a group of young men found small pieces in the border areas of Illizi province. Since Saturday evening hundreds of young people, particularly ...

Algeria: 3 MPs sacked in government reshuffle

Middle East Monitor - 18 Aug 2017
The latest Algerian government reshuffle has included the dismissal of three ministers accused of “harassing businessmen and investors” and engaging in the “chaos of government initiatives”. The reshuffle comes as Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmadjid ...

Algeria recalls veteran crisis manager Ouyahia as Prime Minister

Reuters - 15 Aug 2017
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's presidency has recalled veteran crisis manager Ahmed Ouyahia as prime minister, a job he first held in the 1990s when Algeria was battling an Islamist insurgency. Ouyahia, 65, will replace Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who held ...

Sofiane Feghoul: Galatasaray sign Algeria winger from West Ham

BBC Sport - 15 Aug 2017
Sofiane Feghouli leaves West Ham after just one season at the English Premier League club. Galatasaray signed West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli on a five-year contract for $5.01m, the Turkish club announced on Monday. The 27-year-old Algeria ...

Algeria confirms Buk delivery

IHS Jane's 360 - 16 Aug 2017
Algeria's acquisition of Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems has effectively been confirmed by the August issue of the People's National Army's (ANP) El-Djeich magazine. The publication included an article covering the 'Majd 2017' exercise ...

Algeria's Third Premier This Year Signals Turmoil in OPEC State

Bloomberg - 16 Aug 2017
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika fired the nation's prime minister only appointed in May, replacing him with a veteran politician who had already held the office three times since the mid-1990s. The ouster of Abdelmadjid Tebboune came hours ...

Riyad Mahrez: Algeria winger 'focused' despite uncertain future

BBC Sport - 12 Aug 2017
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare praised Riyad Mahrez's focus in Friday's 4-3 defeat to Arsenal, despite uncertainty over the Algerian's future. Italian club Roma want to sign Mahrez and the winger, who helped Leicester win the Premier League title in ...

Algeria Acquires Buk Missile System

The North Africa Post - 20 Aug 2017
The People's National Army's (ANP) El-Djeich magazine has confirmed the purchase by the Algerian army of the Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, designed to counter cruise missiles, smart bombs, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and unmanned ...

Adelaide United signs Algeria international Karim Matmour

ESPN FC - 15 Aug 2017
Adelaide United have locked in their fourth foreigner for the upcoming A-League season, signing French-born Algerian midfielder Karim Matmour. The 32-year-old has spent most of his career in Germany and is a versatile attacker who can play anywhere in ...

Algeria commissions locally built corvette

IHS Jane's 360 - 14 Aug 2017
The Algerian Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on 9 August that the locally built corvette Rais Hassen Barbiar (807) had been commissioned by chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah at the Mers el-Khebir naval base on the ...

Algeria's Boudebouz moves to Real Betis from Montpellier

BBC Sport - 09 Aug 2017
Spanish side Real Betis have signed Algeria midfielder Ryad Boudebouz from Ligue 1 club Montpellier on a four year deal for US$8.22m. The 27-year-old said he was "proud" to join the Seville-based club. Boudebouz, who previously played for Sochaux and ...

Morocco and Algeria keep building more barriers

The Economist - 27 Jul 2017
HAD Algeria and Morocco honoured their agreement back in 1989 to form an economic union, along with Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania, they would be among the Middle East's largest economies. Their poor border regions would be booming crossroads.

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