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AFCON: What next for Algeria after shock exit?

– – After almost four years at the pinnacle of African football, the Desert Foxes has fallen to reality. The reigning champions were eliminated in the group stage at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. The 2022 FIFA World Cup offers an opportunity to rebuild. Now and then, a team emerges to dominate the continent. While Nigeria had their success… Read More
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Brother of ex-Algerian President Bouteflika jailed

– – The younger brother of the former Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been jailed for two years. Said Bouteflika was accused of obstructing the course of justice. He was sentenced alongside the former justice minister, Tayeb Louh, and a businessman, Ali Haddad. Mr Louh will serve six years while Mr Haddad will be in jail for two years. Ex-inspector general of… Read More
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Algeria starts producing its own Covid-19 vaccines

– – Algeria has now started producing its own Covid-19 vaccines as it announces plans to produce 8 million doses each month. Production started on Wednesday according to the country’s Prime Minister Aimene Benabderrahmane. The Covid-19 vaccine being produced in Algeria was developed by Chinese firm Sinovac. Algerian officials said the development is a major achievement following the launch of… Read More
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Former Algerian President Bouteflika buried

– – Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who died on Friday has been buried in a solemn ceremony on Sunday. There was no fanfare ceremony for the burial of the North African country’s longest-serving president. Bouteflika was buried at a cemetery for Algeria’s independence heroes, but he didn’t receive any honours accorded his predecessors. There was no lying in state… Read More
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150 people hospitalized in Algeria after swimming

– – About 150 people have been hospitalized after swimming at a beach in Algeria. The seawater is suspected to have been polluted at Tenes in north-western Algeria, a regional official said. Three beaches and a desalination plant have been closed for an investigation into the incident. Local government official Lakhdar Seddas told the privately owned Echourouk TV channel that “149 people suffered… Read More
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African nationals killed in road accident in Algeria

– – Twenty people were killed Thursday in Algeria when a vehicle carrying mainly African nationals overturned in the south of the country, the civil protection unit said. The crash took place near the town of Tamanrasset and 11 people were also injured, the rescue unit said on its Facebook page. Those killed were 19 African nationals, including children, and… Read More
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Algerians vote for presidential term limits

– – Algerians are voting on presidential term limits and creation of a new anti-corruption body. To win the referendum, either the “yes” or “no” camp needs at least 51% of the vote. Results are to be announced on Monday November 2, 2020. The referendum is expected to cement changes made after long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He was forced to… Read More
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Algeria: Ex-president’s brother jailed for 15 years

Said Bouteflika, the brother of Algeria’s former president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was accused and put on trial for conspiring against the state and undermining the military. The trail lasted for two days. Said Bouteflika was regarded as the person behind the presidency of his brother, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Two other former secret service… Read More

Algeria: Presidential election to take place in December

Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has announced in a televised speech on Sunday that presidential election will take place this year. According to Bensalah, an election to choose a new president will take place on December 12. Algerians for months now have been agitating, demanding political reforms in the North African nation. They wanted a complete overhaul of the political… Read More

ICSFS Wins “Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider, Africa” Award

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 18, 2014/ -- ICS Financial Systems Ltd. - ICSFS (, the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, is pleased to announce that it has won “Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider” in Africa for its ICS BANKS® solution at the prestigious World Finance Technology Awards that was organized by World Finance magazine  . Read More