Former African footballer of the year Madjer to coach Algeria

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Former African Footballer of the Year Rabah Madjer has been appointed Algeria’s new coach after Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz was fired on Wednesday, the country’s football federation has said. The 58-year-old returns for a third spell after being away from coaching for more than a decade, working instead as a television analyst. He was in charge of Algeria from April 1994 to July the following year, and then again for nine matches from July 2001 to May 2002. His last coaching job was in ...

Baboon burglars: Tribe of monkeys loot a fruit truck in Algeria

Monday, 16 October 2017

In a rare incident, a group of wild monkeys attacked one of the cars loaded with fruit bags in Algeria. The monkeys pounced on the truck and took the fruit bags and ate their contents. The chaotic scene led to the road’s closure. A video clip posted social media showed the incident taking place on a highway connecting the eastern cities of Bejaia and Jijel. The cities of Bejaia and Jijel are one of the most common areas where wild monkeys live because of the presence of dense forests. ...

Italian authorities deport Algerian national on national security reason

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Italy’s Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that it had deported an Algerian national from its territories on the basis of national security.“He has a criminal record and is active in a terrorist group that espouses an Islamic ideology,” the interior ministry said on Saturday. “Algerian citizen Bashir Hajjaj, 36, was deported by the Belgian authorities from their territory for three years on May 8, and then left Algeria for Italy, where he illegally arrived on the ...

Tourists trickle back to Tunisia after 2015 militant attacks

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Dozens of tourists pack beach chairs at a Tunisian luxury hotel, where everything from the swimming pool to the wall paint, the furniture at the shiny reception hall, the police post at its gate and even its name is new. Nothing reminds holiday-makers of the day in June 2015 when an ISIS militant shot dead 39 foreigners in this beach resort, triggering an exodus of tourists from the country and severely damaging its economy. Now some of those tourist are coming back, ...

The Karakaria in Algeria: Religious group or ‘foreign conspiracy’?

Thursday, 14 September 2017

A Sufi group, a cult, or a foreign conspiracy? Several questions were raised about that controversial group that emerged in Algeria and whose members walk around in colorful cloaks and call themselves the Karakaria. While the group itself is not new, its emergence in Algeria is. It all started when Musa Belghith, a young Algerian man from the coastal city of Mostaganem, announced on social media that he joined the Karakaria after seeing “the light” and being taught “divine ...

ISIS claims responsibility for Algeria suicide attack

Thursday, 31 August 2017

A suicide attack on a police station in western Algeria killed two policeman after one officer jumped on the attacker to protect his colleagues from the blast, state news agency APS and police said on Thursday. ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that hit a police station in western Algeria and killed two policeman on Thursday, the group’s Amaq news agency said. “A martyr from ISIS detonated a suicide vest close to the Algerian police station in the city of ...

Riyad Mahrez released from Algerian national team to seal transfer deal

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Algeria’s FA confirmed on Wednesday evening that striker Riyad Mahrez will travel back to Europe ahead of his national team’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia on Saturday. Mahrez was given permission by Algerian officials to leave the national team’s camp in order to complete his transfer from Leicester to his new club, which is yet to be named. ALSO: Ousmane Dembele: Story behind player that Barcelona bought for €150 million  

WATCH: Weird dance that is proving to be a controversial ritual in Algeria

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Security forces in Mostaganem in Algeria, have summoned Belkacem Bennani, the chief of the Karkariya way – a dance representing  Sufism –  to investigate the nature of their activity in the country. A close confidante of Bennani said: “Security officials of Mostaganem state in Algeria have called the Karkariya way’s chief for investigation. They have also asked to see his personal documents and the documents of the people who are actively involved in his ...

VIDEO: Franck Ribery seen dancing to Rai Algerian music at family wedding

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A Facebook page has shared a video showing international French football player Franck Ribery, dancing to the tune of an Algerian song.The video appears to have been shot at a wedding where Ribery was a guest at. The video has garnered more than 700,000 within two days of first being posted.The French athlete was dancing with the family of his Algerian wife.

Shocking video shows worm infestation in newborn cribs at Algerian clinic

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

“Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite,” a phrase that doesn’t’ fall short at a private clinic in Boumerdès Province located east of the Algerian capital. A recent YouTube video which took Facebook users by a storm, reveals the state of a newborn crib infested with worms and insects.   The users have expressed their dismay towards the state of the dirty cribs and its harmful occupants. They also shed light on all the possible health complications ...

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