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China Helps Algeria Put First Satellite in Orbit

[Focac] China launched Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1, into a preset orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Dec 11, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] (AllAfrica)

Weah Consoles Algeria

[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah, has sent a Message of Condolence to Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, following the tragic Algerian military plane crash. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Condoles With President Bouteflika, Algerians Over Military Plane Crash

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the people of Algeria over Wednesday's military plane crash near the Boufarik military airport in Algiers which claimed many lives. (AllAfrica)

Polisario Front Members Among Those Killed in Plane Crash

[Deutsche Welle] An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital Algiers. The number of people killed has risen to 257, according to local officials. (AllAfrica)

At Least 250 Dead in Military Plane Crash

[RFI] At least 257 people were killed when a military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a field near Boufarik airport just outside the capital Algiers, officials said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

President Sympathizes With Algerian Plane Crash Victims

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday expressed his solidarity with the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and its people following the tragic accident near the Boufarik air base, by an Algerian airplane. (AllAfrica)

Military Plane Crashes Near Capital With Dozens of Casualties Feared - Reports

[Deutsche Welle] An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital Algiers. More than 100 people onboard are feared dead. (AllAfrica)

Algeria Smile At the Death As Gambia Edge Burkina Faso

[CAF] Algeria left it late against Senegal to book their place at the next round whilst Gambia edged Burkina Faso on penalties to also go through as the penultimate round of matches of the qualifiers came to an end. (AllAfrica)

Some 100 Representatives of Algerian Travel Agencies Arrive in Monastir

[Tunis Afrique Presse] A delegation of 100 representatives of travel agencies in Algeria arrived Thursday in Monastir for a three-night visit during which they will learn about hotel units and tourist sites in the governorate of Monastir. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia to Play Algeria At Opening of Unaf U-15 Tournament, April 11 in Tlemcen

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Draws for the Union of North African Football Federation (UNAF) U-15 Tournament, April 9-16 in Tlemcen (Algeria) that will pit Tunisia, Algeria and Libya against each other, were carried out on Sunday, Head of the Wilaya Tlemcen Soccer League Mustapha Lokbani said. (AllAfrica)

Algeria Gives Backing to Morocco 2026 World Cup Bid

[This Day] The Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports has announced his country's official support for Morocco's bid to host the World Cup in 2026. El Hadi Ould Ali made the statement at the weekend on a working visit to the province of El Bayadh, south of Algeria. (AllAfrica)

Feminist Groups Arbitrarily Suspended

[HRW] Beirut -Algerian authorities sealed the premises of two women's rights associations on February 27 on the grounds that they were not registered, Human Rights Watch said today. The groups were allowed to reopen "temporarily" on March 5. (AllAfrica)

Chespol Wins as Kenya Rule African Cross

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Celliphine Chespol and Alfred Barkach secured a Kenyan double in the senior races at the African Cross Country Championships in the Algerian city of Chlef. (AllAfrica)

Team Kenya Off to Algeria

[Nation] Kenya's team to the Fifth Africa Cross Country Championships is expected in Morocco on Wednesday ahead of the meeting to be held in the city of Chlef on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Working Visit Of The Chairman Of The African Union Commission In Algeria

[African Union] The Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, made a working visit to Algeria from March 10 to 12, 2018. He was accompanied by the Commissioner in charge of Peace and Security Smaïl Chergui, by the commissioner of Human Resources, Science and Technology Sarah Anyang Agbor, by the High Representative of the African Union for Mali and the Sahel, Pierre Buyoya, by the Executive Secretary of the Planning and Coordinating Agency of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), (AllAfrica)

Aduana Squeeze Past Setif

[CAF] A 72nd minute penalty converted by substitute Sam Adams was enough for Ghana Champions Aduana Stars to record victory over a tactically disciplined ES Setif on Wednesday in Dormaa. (AllAfrica)

Six Face Trial for Peaceful Protest

[HRW] Beirut -Six human rights and political activists face prison terms for a peaceful protest in support of a human rights lawyer on trial, Human Rights Watch said today. Algerian authorities should drop all charges against the six before their new trial session, scheduled for March 20, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Algeria Pledges Support to Local Students

[The Herald] Algeria has pledged to support Zimbabwean students studying specialised programmes in that country to enhance their knowledge and skills. Algeria Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Nacedine Sai, made the commitment when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the Office of President and Cabinet, Dr Christopher Mushohwe in Harare yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Algeria and Morocco's Migrant Policies Could Prevent Violent Extremism

[ISS] Algeria and Morocco have for the past decade been important transit and stopover countries for migrants moving to Europe. Many also stop to seek informal work in Algeria's $548.3 billion hydrocarbon economy and Morocco's $257.3 billion diversified economy. (AllAfrica)

China's State Construction Company Works Hard to Deliver Great Mosque of Algiers

[Focac] Algiers -Algeria is going to have one of the largest mosques in the world, as the China's State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) is doubling efforts to deliver this mega project this year. (AllAfrica)

Sahara Negotiations - Redux or Moving Forward ?

[Moroccan American Center] Horst Kohler, the United Nations Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, recently announced his plan to hold talks with Morocco and the Algerian backed Polisario Front. Appointed August 16, 2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres, Mr. Kohler has invited the two parties to Berlin in the near future, and although this is a first time the talks are to be held there, it remains to be seen whether or not he will be more successful than his predecessors. He is the fourth Personal Envoy s (AllAfrica)

New Trials Shake Ahmadi Minority

[HRW] Beirut -Human Rights Watch received information that, in December 2017 alone, there were at least eight new trials in Algeria involving at least 50 Ahmadi defendants. Since June 2016, 266 Ahmadis have faced charges, some of them in more than one trial. The president of the Ahmadyyia community in Algeria, Mohamed Fali, told Human Rights Watch that at least four new trials are scheduled for later in January 2018. (AllAfrica)

Walter Wants to Flow ... Seeks Algerian Giants MC Alger's Deal

[Times of Zambia] RED-HOT Nkana striker Walter Bwalya has lifted the lid off his latest bit in the transfer sequel saying he wants to leave the Kitwe side for Algerian giants MC Alger. (AllAfrica)

Amavubi to Play Sudan, Algeria in CHAN Preps

[New Times] Friendly matches (AllAfrica)

Basketball - Libolo Beat GSP of Algeria, Lead African League Group B

[ANGOP] Luanda -Sport Libolo and Benfica are leading the Group B of the African League of Men's Basketball Champion Clubs with four points, after beating GSP of Algeria 87-84 in the second leg match. (AllAfrica)

Algeria-Based Zim Students in Demo Over Cash, Zim Embassy Unleashes Cops On Them

[New Zimbabwe] HARARE diplomats in Algeria Sunday unleashed police on more than 300 Zimbabwean students studying and living in that country after they staged a sit-in demonstration outside the embassy in an effort to have the consulate look into their plight. (AllAfrica)

Macron Rules Out Reparations for Colonialism

[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron has called for "reconciliation" of the ways former colonisers and colonised remember the past but ruled out reparations. Macron toured three African countries, two of them former French colonies, last week and is soon to visit Algeria. (AllAfrica)

CPJ Urges Algeria's Prime Minister to Release Freelance Journalist and Fixer Said Chitour

[CPJ] His Excellency Prime Minister of Algeria Ahmed Ouyahia (AllAfrica)

North Africa's Foreign Ministers Issue 'Cairo Declaration' On Libya

[Egypt Online] The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria issued a joint statement on the Libyan crisis called "The Cairo Declaration", following their talks in Cairo on Wednesday 15/11/2017 . (AllAfrica)

Arab Neighbors Urge Libyan Rivals to Achieve Political Breakthrough

[Focac] Foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria on Wednesday urged the Libyan rivals to achieve a breakthrough in the political settlement process. (AllAfrica)

Yusupha Doubtful for Gambia-Algeria Qualifier Game

[Foroyaa] Gambia legend Biri Biri's son Yusupha Njie won't be playing the ball for four months owing to injury making him a doubt for the Scorpions' fixture against Algeria next year, Foroyaa Sport understands. (AllAfrica)