Rights Generally Respected at Polisario-Run Sahrawi Camps
[HRW]Algiers -Refugees from the Western Sahara conflict who have been living in camps in the Algerian desert for four decades seem to be generally able to leave the camps if they wish, but face curbs on some rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. The camps are run by the Polisario Front, which seeks self-determination for Western Sahar
[HRW]Algeria has given Human Rights Watch entry visas for the first time since 2005. Back for the first time in years, I find the families of those "disappeared" during the bloody civil war in the 1990s still holding regular demonstrations, chanting "Give us back our sons" on a sidewalk in downtown Algiers - much as they have been doing for 15 years.
Eating in Fast-Food Restaurants Makes Chronic Diseases Multiply in Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The spread of fast-food restaurants in the Algerian society has "significantly" contributed to increasing the number of patients with chronic diseases, medical experts said.
Last Protesting Police Disperse
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The last group of protesting police, nearly thirty policemen, having observed a sit-in outside the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic to make heard their socio-professional demands quietly dispersed Thursday afternoon.
Algeria to Count 24 University Hospitals in 2018
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria will be endowed with 24 university hospitals (CHU) in 2018, said Thursday in Algiers the Director General of the National Agency for the Management of implementation and health facilities equipping (AREES), Lazhar Bounafa.
Police Protest in Algiers
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Law enforcement officers who had staged protests in Ghardaia have ended their movement Wednesday and joined their posts, while in Algiers the demonstrations continue.
10th African Rowing Championship - Amina Rouba Wins First Gold Medal for Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service]Tipasa -Amina Rouba won on Friday the first gold medal for Algeria in the category of senior women (Skiff/lightweight), in the 10th African Rowing Championships (juniors/seniors) which started Thursday morning at the BoukerdÃ¨ne dam in Sidi Amar (Tipasa), with the participation of 109 competitors from 19 countries.
Algeria-France Intergovernmental Committee - Several Agreements to Be Signed in Paris
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Several agreements will be signed between Algeria and France as part of their intergovernmental high-level committee, scheduled for December 4 in the French capital, Paris, said Thursday in Algiers Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Christian Massat.
Algeria, Italy Sign MOU On Public Works
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria and Italy on Thursday in Algiers signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of public works, notably the achievement of major projects and the transfer of know-how.
Italian Orchestra "I Solisti Veneti" Gives Concert in Algiers
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The most famous Italian chamber orchestra "I solisti veneti" (Venetian soloists) gave Thursday night a concert of classical music dedicated to virtuosity and melody of Italian music in the Mahieddine Bachtarzi National Theatre in Algiers.
Sonatrach Subsidiary Hyproc SC, Hyundai Heavy Industries Ink Deal On Construction of Two LNG Carriers
[Algerie Presse Service]Oran -"Hyproc Shipping Company", an Oran-based subsidiary of Sonatrach signed with the shipyard "Hyundai Heavy Industries", a contract for the construction of two twin gas carriers (tankers) for the transportation of LNG, with a capacity of 171,800 M3 each, said Thursday the Head of the Subsidiary's Communication centre Khaled Sellami.
Algiers to Have Priority in Improvement of Health Care
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abdelmalek Boudiaf said Thursday that Algiers represents "a significant share" of the total volume of health care production.
Sellal Receives Italian Minister of Infrastructures and Transport
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received Thursday Italian Minister of Infrastructures and Transport Maurizio Lupi, said the Prime Minister Office in a communiquÃ©.
Electronic Signature of Legal Documents to Be Launched Soon, Says Louh
[Algerie Presse Service]Oran -The system of electronic signature and authentication of legal documents will be launched soon, said Thursday in Oran Minister of Justice, Tayeb Louh who stressed the need for special training for judges in this area.
Three Policemen Killed in Terrorist Attack in Bordj Bou Arreridj
[Algerie Presse Service]Three policemen, an inspector and two officers, traveling in a car near the locality of Zemmoura (35 km of Bordj Bou Arreridj, 227 km east of Algiers), have been fired on Thursday, security source said. The inspector and one of the officers were immediately killed while the other officer, seriously injured, died in the Bouzidi-Lakhdar Hospital of Bordj Bou Arreridj, medical sources said.
State Will Continue to Encourage Family Farming
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -State will continue its efforts for the development of agriculture, particularly the small family farms, which contribute to the improvement of food security, said Thursday several members of the Government.
Most Police Protesters Leave Sit-in Outside Presidency
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Most of the police protesters having observed Wednesday a sit-in outside the Presidency of the Republic, to make heard their social and professional claims left the sit-in scene early the evening, except a small group.
President Bouteflika Receives Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has received Thursday in Algiers Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
Significant Rise in Milk Import Bill in 2014's First Eight Months
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria's powdered milk bill increased significantly in the first eight months of 2014, exceeding the total bill for the whole year of 2013.
Algeria Welcomes With 'Satisfaction' Adoption of UN Resolution On Decolonization in Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria has welcomed with "satisfaction" the adoption, Tuesday, by UN General Assembly's Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) of a resolution on Western Sahara, reiterating United Nations' commitment to the completion of the decolonization process in Western Sahara, the spokesman of the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, said Wednesday.