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Country in North Africa

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Algeria: Country in North Africa
Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, the world's largest Arab country, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties). It has the highest human development index of all non-island African countries.

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Algerian protesters push for reforms, man tries to burn himself

A man sought unsuccessfully to set himself on fire on Friday as tens of thousands of Algerians rallied to push for reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.
Reuters - Published

Algeria parliament elects opposition figure as chairman after protesters demand change

Algerian lawmakers late on Wednesday elected an Islamist opposition figure as chairman of parliament under pressure from mass protests demanding the departure of the ruling elite.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Algeria

Algerian football fans cause chaos on the streets of France [Video]Algerian football fans cause chaos on the streets of France

Algeria is through to the Africa Cup of Nations final, and fans in France are thrilled, but celebrations after the semi-final were marred by clashes with police and hundreds of arrests.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:06Published

Mahrez free kick gives Algeria stoppage-time win over Nigeria [Video]Mahrez free kick gives Algeria stoppage-time win over Nigeria

Rihad Mahrez feeling confident Algeria can win Africa Cup of Nations after his late goal sends team to final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:32Published

Africa Cup of Nations: Arrests as Algerian football fans in France celebrate their team's progress [Video]Africa Cup of Nations: Arrests as Algerian football fans in France celebrate their team's progress

Arrests marred celebrations in Paris after Algeria's footballers defeated the Ivory Coast on penalties to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:43Published

Algeria protesters demand free elections within 6 months [Video]Algeria protesters demand free elections within 6 months

Algerian protesters and opposition parties have demanded elections take place by the end of the year, after the interim president pushed for talks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

'No to dictatorship!': Algerians rally on independence day [Video]'No to dictatorship!': Algerians rally on independence day

Protesters take to the streets across Algeria as pro-democracy movement keeps up pressure on ruling authority.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

Algerians use independence day celebrations for pro-democracy campaign [Video]Algerians use independence day celebrations for pro-democracy campaign

Algerians use independence day celebrations for pro-democracy campaign

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Teenager saves baby falling from second floor window in Istanbul [Video]Teenager saves baby falling from second floor window in Istanbul

Syrian toddler Doha Muhammed was caught by Algerian immigrant Feuzi Zabaat, 17, who saw her fall from the window of her home in Fatih, Istanbul.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:43Published

African Cup of Nations: Algeria to face Kenya in group C [Video]African Cup of Nations: Algeria to face Kenya in group C

It is the first time Algeria are playing in Egypt since their team bus was pelted with rocks by Egyptian fans before their World Cup qualifier in 2009, and they could face the hosts again.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Algeria's constitutional council cancels presidential election [Video]Algeria's constitutional council cancels presidential election

The presidential election scheduled to be held on July 4 cancelled - a move protesters have been demanding for weeks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published

Algerian Student, Others Arrested In Lyon Blast Investigation [Video]Algerian Student, Others Arrested In Lyon Blast Investigation

French police have arrested a 24-year-old Algerian computer student suspected of planting a bomb in Lyon last week. Authorities said Monday the blast wounded 13 people, in what is being treated as a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Algeria elections: No candidates register successfully [Video]Algeria elections: No candidates register successfully

Some are calling for the election to be delayed and for the creation of an independent election-monitoring body.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

Mass protests against Algeria rulers resume [Video]Mass protests against Algeria rulers resume

Demonstrators call for interim president Abdelkader Bensalah and Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui to resign.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

 

Algeria's ex-industry minister detained over alleged graft: state TV

Algeria's supreme court on Wednesday placed former industry minister Youcef Yousfi in custody over alleged corruption, state television reported.
Reuters - Published
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