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Economy To Improve in 2018 As Energy Exports Recover – Ouyahia

Economy To Improve in 2018 As Energy Exports Recover – Ouyahia

Algeria’s economy will improve this year, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said on Saturday, as revenue from the OPEC member’s oil and natural gas exports picks up after falling by half since 2014. “2017 has been a difficult year, but 2018 will be much better,” Ouyahia told reporters, adding that unemployment had risen to 11.7 percent […]

Algeria Bans Imports Of Cell Phones, Veg And Other Goods To Curb Trade Deficit

Algeria Bans Imports Of Cell Phones, Veg And Other Goods To Curb Trade Deficit

Algeria has temporarily banned the import of 900 products including cell phones, household appliances and vegetables in a bid to cut a ballooning import bill following a fall in energy earnings, according to an official document seen by Reuters. The OPEC member has been trying to cut spending since crude oil prices started falling in […]

Government Should Wake Up To End Domestic Violence

Government Should Wake Up To End Domestic Violence

“I would beat her,” the Algerian man confirmed, “not hard, just normal.” His response to the question, “Would you beat your wife?” aired on Ennahar, an Algerian TV channel in March, alongside several similar answers. sparked outrage on social media. The show betrayed an acceptance of domestic violence among many Algerians that contributes to abuse […]

Women’s Representation in Parliament – Algeria Ranks 29th Worldwide

Women’s Representation in Parliament – Algeria Ranks 29th Worldwide

 Algeria is ranked 29th worldwide in female representation in the parliament said Monday, in Ain Temouchent, the Deputy Minister to the Minister of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry, in charge of Craft Industry Aicha Tagabou. Speaking at the opening of the UNFA Summer University, the minister said that thanks to the latest revision of […]

Soumaia Fergani: The only woman in Algerian stadiums

Soumaia Fergani: The only woman in Algerian stadiums

For seven years, and in the midst of a gruesome civil war, Soumaia Fergani was the only woman in Algerian football stadiums when she was the country’s only qualified female match official. She now serves as a deputy in the National People’s Assembly, but prior to her political aspirations, football was her true passion. Fergani […]

Tuareg women-only musical tradition reborn in Algeria

Tuareg women-only musical tradition reborn in Algeria

A single-stringed violin played only by Tuareg women is making a comeback in Algeria as the last of its players come to the rescue of a tradition on the verge of extinction. Women have long played the imzad in the matriarchal Tuareg communities of the Haggar and Tassili mountains of southern Algeria and neighbouring desert […]