February 15, 2011


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Articles general

  • Algeria - "Algeria is a country in North Africa. In terms of land area, it is the largest country on the Mediterranean Sea, the largest in the Arab world and African continent after Sudan" - Wikipedia
  • Economy of Algeria - "By far, Algeria's most significant exports today (in terms of financial value) are petroleum and natural gas." - Wikipedia
  • Ethnic groups in Algeria - "Ethnic groups in Algeria are not as common as those in other African countries. The population of Algeria consists of mostly Arabs and Berbers and in the Sahara oasis, or admixtures of Berbers with invaders from earlier periods." - Wikipedia
  • History of Algeria - "The fertile coastal plain of North Africa, especially west of Tunisia, is often called the Maghreb. North Africa served as a transit region for people moving towards Europe or the Middle East. Thus, the region's inhabitants have been influenced by populations from other areas. Out of this mix developed the Berber people, whose language and culture, although pushed from coastal areas by conquering and colonizing Carthaginians, Romans, and Byzantines, dominated most of the land until the spread of Islam and the coming of the Arabs." - Wikipedia
  • Politics of Algeria - "Politics of Algeria takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Algeria is head of state while the Prime Minister of Algeria is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the People's National Assembly and the Council of the Nation. Algeria has a long history of revolution and regime change, making the political climate dynamic and often in a state of change." - Wikipedia
Articles news
  • Algeria shuts down internet and Facebook as protest mounts - "Internet providers were shut down and Facebook accounts deleted across Algeria on Saturday as thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators were arrested in violent street demonstrations." - The Telegraph - Feb 15, 2011
  • Protesters call for more rallies in Algeria - " Thousands of people in Algeria are calling for the same democratic reforms as the demonstrators in Egypt. About 400 people were reportedly arrested over the weekend. Demonstrators said they will keep protesting until their government collapses" - ABC - Feb 13, 2011
  • Algeria protesters push for change - "Pro-democracy demonstrators, inspired by the Egyptian revolution, ignore official ban and march in the capital Algiers." - Aljazeera video and article - Feb 12, 2011


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