Algeria’s refusal of population census encourages aid embezzlement in Tindouf

Brussels - Algeria's obstinate refusal to allow a census of population held captive in the camps of Tindouf encourages mass and organized embezzlement of international humanitarian aid, Euro-deputy Gilles Pargneaux said on Friday. "We should be aware that the overestimation of population in the camps of Tindouf helped to set up this European food aid embezzlement and resale system," said Pargneaux in respon ...

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Algerian author Yasmina Khadra: “I don’t have the right to be Charlie”

By Kevin Kriedemann London - In this week’s episode of Talk To Al Jazeera, award-winning Algerian author and former military officer Yasmina Khadra discusses the Charlie Hebdoattack with Jacky Rowland. The Kouachi brothers - the gunmen - were born in France to Algerian immigrant parents, but Khadra says discussions of the terrorist’s nationality are irrelevant. “For me, the murder doesn’t have an identity. ...

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Moroccans in Algeria Will No Longer Receive Permanent Resident Visas

Marrakech - Algerian authorities announced that Moroccan residents of Algeria will no longer be able to obtain permanent resident visas, and will have to apply for new visas and renew them every three months. The decision, allegedly made due to security concerns, will apply to all Moroccans who live in Algeria, and those who currently have permanent visas will need to replace them with new ones. Moroccans w ...

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Tunisia’s New President to Visit Morocco and Algeria

Rabat - The recently-elected president of Tunisia Béji Caïd Essebsi is due to pay his first official visit to Algeria and Morocco later this month. Tunisian Daily Kapitalis quoted the future official spokesman of the presidency Moez Sinaoui as saying that the date of the visit has not yet been specified. He went on to add that the visit will take place before the 24th session of the African Union Summit, wh ...

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Despite Strained Relations, Morocco Remains one of Algerians’ Favorite Destinations

Rabat - In spite of the stressed political relations between Morocco and Algeria, Algerians still regard Morocco as one of their favorite destinations to spend the end of the year holidays. According to Algerian newspaper Al Watan, Morocco was ranked among the top five international destinations Algerian would want to travel to in order to spend the holidays. Morocco came in fourth place, preceded by Tunisi ...

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Morocco, Always in Favor of Normalizing Relations With Algeria: Minister

Rabat - Morocco has always been in favour of normalising relations with Algeria, which is called upon to fully assume its responsibility in the settlement of the Sahara issue, Minister Delegate to the Foreign Minister, Mbarka Bouaida said on Tuesday. In a response to a question on Moroccan-Algerian relations at the Lower House, the Minister said that Morocco is committed to reinforcing its bilateral and reg ...

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Algeria to Monitor Borders with Morocco through Electronic Surveillance

Marrakech - Algeria intends to secure its western borders with Morocco through electronic surveillance, after Morocco began constructing an electronic fence on its eastern border a few months ago. “The project of promoting the measurements of securing the western borders, via electronic monitoring is under study. The electronic monitoring, which based on technologically developed devices such as cameras, is ...

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Algerian citizen calls on King Mohammed VI to Grant Him Political Asylum

Rabat - An Algerian citizen identified as Lahcen Laajaj said that it is “impossible for him to continue living in Algeria,” which he described as a “living hell” after being harassed by the police. In a video, the 45-year-old called on Morocco's King Mohammed VI and Moroccan authorities to allow him to live in Morocco in compliance with the kingdom's laws and regulations. He said living in Morocco will help ...

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Morocco Accuses Algeria of Leaking Classified Documents

Rabat - The Moroccan government has accused Algeria of being involved in the leaking of classified documents belonging to the Moroccan Foreign Ministry and the General Directorate for Studies and Documents. The classified documents were published in a Twitter account using the name Chris_Coleman24. Speaking on Thursday during the press conference that follows the government's weekly meeting, Foreign Ministe ...

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Algerian Ambassador to Morocco Protests Against a Pro-Moroccan Song

Rabat - During a celebration supporting the Palestinian resistance held in Rabat on Sunday by the Moroccan Association for the Support of the Palestinian Struggle, the Algerian Ambassador to Morocco left the room in protest of a song celebrating the Green March. The song, known as “Saout Hassan Yunadi” (The Voice of Hassan Calls), sung by Mohamd Alghawi, is a famous song that represents patriotism and Moroc ...

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Bouteflika: Honor Algeria and Step Down with Dignity

San Francisco- Bouteflika’s reign over Algeria is undoubtedly coming to an end. But instead of leaving on his own term and do the honorable thing, to simply call for an early free and fair presidential election, he chose to defy nature and stay in office for life. At 77 years old, ill, frail, and absent minded, the right thing for him to do is to think about those Algerians who put their trust on him to lea ...

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Algeria’s Bouteflika in French hospital

Rabat - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose health has been degrading since he suffered a stroke last year, is now hospitalized in France.  "He was taken into care at Grenoble clinic yesterday," a source told Reuters on Friday. No one at this time knows the details for his hospitalization. Algerian authorities are not making any statement at this time. In the last few weeks, Bouteflika has met ma ...

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