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Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan planes

Algiers, Algeria | Xinhua | The Algerian presidency said Wednesday the country has closed its airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft amid an escalating diplomatic row, the official APS news agency reported. The decision was made after Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired a meeting of the High Security Council …

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Algeria holds funeral for late ex-president Bouteflika

Algiers, Algeria | Xinhua | Algeria on Sunday held the funeral in the capital Algiers for former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who died Friday night at age of 84. Bouteflika was buried Sunday afternoon at the Square of the Martyrs in the cemetery of El-Alia where several former presidents were buried. Algerian …

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Sudan welcomes Algerian initiative to hold direct talks on Nile dam

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan on Saturday welcomed an Algerian initiative calling for holding a direct meeting between leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to reach a solution for the differences over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Saturday met …

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‘True friend’ China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa’s largest country. An Air Algerie plane arrived in the capital Algiers from Beijing on March 27 carrying a 13-member …

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Algeria’s powerful army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah is dead

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s powerful army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah has died of a heart attack at age 79, state television reported Monday. Gaid Salah was seen as Algeria’s de facto strongman following the April resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the face of massive protests …

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Algeria army orders police to bar protesters from capital

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algeria’s military has ordered police to block protesters from outside the capital from entering Algiers, the army chief said Wednesday, after months of mass rallies. “I have instructed the national gendarmerie to deal with these actions with firmness,” said General Ahmed Gaid Salah, the country’s …

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AFCON 2019 from A to Z

  Football: The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from A to Z Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  An A to Z of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which concluded in Cairo Friday with Algeria defeating Senegal 1-0 in a final decided by a Baghdad Bounedjah goal after only two …

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Algeria beat Ivory Coast on penalties to reach semi-finals

Suez, Egypt | AFP | Africa Cup of Nations title favourites Algeria defeated the Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties in Suez Thursday to the relief of Baghdad Bounedjah and set up a semi-final showdown with Nigeria. The quarter-final finished 1-1 after extra time with Sofiane Feghouli giving Algeria a 20th-minute lead …

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