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Algeria: Country in North Africa
Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia; to the east by Libya; to the southeast by Niger; to the southwest by Mali, Mauritania, and Western Sahara; to the west by Morocco; and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. It is considered to be a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa. It has a semi-arid geography, with most of the population living in the fertile north and the Sahara dominating the geography of the south. Algeria covers an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), making it the world's tenth largest nation by area, and the largest nation in Africa, being more than 200 times as large as the smallest country in the continent, The Gambia. With a population of 44 million, Algeria is the ninth-most populous country in Africa, and the 32nd-most populous country in the world. The capital and largest city is Algiers, located in the far north on the Mediterranean coast.

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Algeria's renewable energy potential: Solar power is the way to go [Video]

Algeria's renewable energy potential: Solar power is the way to go

Algeria is full of renewable energy promise. Host to significant hydrocarbon resources, the country also wants to play a role in the energy transition in Africa, mainly thanks to its photovoltaic..

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Algerian pharmaceutical boom: A step towards health & food security [Video]

Algerian pharmaceutical boom: A step towards health & food security

Algeria has become one of Africa's leading pharmaceutical producers. More than 2.5 billion euros worth of medicines were produced last year. Some 200 production units cover nearly 70% of the country's..

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Algeria Boosts Economy by Unleashing Culture of Start-Up Enterprise [Video]

Algeria Boosts Economy by Unleashing Culture of Start-Up Enterprise

In an effort to to boost its economy, Algeria is creating a culture of start-up business enterprise. Evermore entrepreneurs are seizing this opportunity and starting businesses. And a Ministry of..

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Macron trying to seize on year-long 'warming' between Algeria and France [Video]

Macron trying to seize on year-long 'warming' between Algeria and France

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As Macron seeks to rebuild ties, 'Algeria is in a particularly strong position right now' [Video]

As Macron seeks to rebuild ties, 'Algeria is in a particularly strong position right now'

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As Macron seeks better ties, 'Algeria's in a particularly strong position right now' [Video]

As Macron seeks better ties, 'Algeria's in a particularly strong position right now'

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French President Emmanuel Macron kicks off three-day visit in Algeria [Video]

French President Emmanuel Macron kicks off three-day visit in Algeria

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France's Macron looks to 'future' on Algeria trip to mend ties [Video]

France's Macron looks to 'future' on Algeria trip to mend ties

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Good news: Women in Algeria conquering mixed martial arts and a music festival powered by bikes [Video]

Good news: Women in Algeria conquering mixed martial arts and a music festival powered by bikes

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Algerian judoka withdraws from Olympics to avoid facing Israeli opponent

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Algeria to further relax coronavirus lockdown

Algeria will further relax its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, easing a curfew, allowing public transport to resume in the cities and reopening some more businesses, the government said on Saturday.
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Algeria will resume some economic activities and allow a number of businesses to reopen from Sunday as part of a plan to end the coronavirus lockdown, the prime minister's office said on Thursday.
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Algerian activists jailed for criticising authorities, rights group says

Algeria has jailed three activists on charges including threatening national unity for criticising President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and the judiciary, a group defending detainees said on Wednesday.
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Algeria eases coronavirus lockdown for Ramadan

Algeria will ease confinement measures from the first day of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday by shortening a night curfew and lifting a full lockdown for a province near the capital Algiers, the..
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Algeria will impose a curfew in nine more provinces to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the prime minister's office said on Friday.
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An Algerian court has sentenced one of the most prominent figures in the protest movement that toppled longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to a year in prison, leading rights lawyers said on Tuesday.
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Algeria will allocate $100 million to import pharmaceutical products and equipment to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Sunday.
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Algerians forego weekly protest amid coronavirus

Algerian protesters heeded a presidential order over the coronavirus, and the pleas of some of their own leaders, by not staging their weekly demonstration against the ruling elite on Friday for the..
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Algeria suspends domestic flights: Ennahar TV

Algeria will suspend all domestic flights from March 22 to April 4 to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Ennahar television reported on Thursday.
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Algeria set to suspend public transport, close cafes and restaurants

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Algeria has banned street protests over the coronavirus, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Tuesday, in a bid to end a year of unprecedented mass demonstrations that brought down the veteran..
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Algeria to suspend travel with Europe and Africa

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Morocco has suspended flights to and from another 25 countries over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said on Saturday, extending an earlier travel ban that covered China, Spain, Italy, France..
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Algerians defy coronavirus threat to keep up protests

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Algeria to close schools, universities after first coronavirus death

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Algeria's prime minister said on Tuesday the country faced an unprecedented "multi-dimensional crisis" and urged people to make fewer demands of the government and reduce their street presence.
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Algeria has confirmed three new cases of coronavirus, bringing to eight the total number of people tested positive for the virus, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
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Algeria reported two new coronavirus cases on Monday, which brings the total of confirmed cases to five, state news agency said quoting a statement from health ministry.
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An Italian national who tested positive for coronavirus on his arrival in Algeria has been transferred to his home country, Algerian official media reported on Saturday.
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Algeria is not planning to ban public protests or suspend flights to Italy after the country's first case of the coronavirus was identified in an Italian man, a health ministry official said on..
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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune will travel to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, state media reported, his first state visit since being elected in December.
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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday warned protesters demanding political reforms to be vigilant to avoid infiltration attempts aimed at pushing them to violence.
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