Algeria: Firefighters Suspended for Protesting Peacefully

Algeria: Firefighters Suspended for Protesting Peacefully

ALGIERS, 6 May 2021 – Algeria’s interior ministry has suspended 230 Civil Defense agents for taking part in peaceful demonstrations calling for pay hikes and better working conditions. In a statement, the ministry said the decision was “taken in accordance with...
Algeria: Journalists Want Colleagues Released

Algeria: Journalists Want Colleagues Released

ALGIERS, 5 May 2021 – Algerian journalists have called on the country’s authorities to release all journalists held in pretrial detention and to end the persecution of journalists simply for doing their job. Media professionals marched in a square in Algiers on...
Algeria: Activist Sentenced for “Offending Islam”

Algeria: Activist Sentenced for “Offending Islam”

ALGIERS, 5 MAY 2021 – An Algerian activist was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for “offending Islam” and “insulting the president”, rights groups and court reporters have said. Amira Bouraoui, a 45-year-old gynaecologist and mother of two, was not...
Algeria: President Tebboune Advocates Dialogue

Algeria: President Tebboune Advocates Dialogue

ALGIERS, 4 May 2021 – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has instructed his government to open “a dialogue” with social partners, to appease mounting public anger. Shortages of basic foodstuff, soaring prices, and a 15 percent unemployment rate have...
Algeria: Sunny Hill to Claim $1 Billion

Algeria: Sunny Hill to Claim $1 Billion

LONDON, 3 May 2021 – The UK-based Sunny Hill Energy says it will claim $1 billion in compensation from Algeria for ousting them from the Ain Tsila gas project. The Algerian state-run oil and gas company, SONATRACH, terminated the contractual interests of Sunny...
Tunisia: Aid from Algeria Prevents Collapse of Health System

Tunisia: Aid from Algeria Prevents Collapse of Health System

TUNIS, 2 May 2021 – The Tunisian health system has been rescued from the brink of collapse, thanks to aid from neighboring Algeria. The country is coping with a second wave of the new coronavirus pandemic, according to Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi. Tunisia has...
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