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Total halts bid to buy Occidental Petroleum assets in Ghana

Total has called off a plan to acquire Occidental Petroleum’s assets in Ghana, which was conditional on the completion of the acquisition of Occidental’s other assets in Algeria, the French energy company said on Monday.The deal was part of...

Schools, universities shut after first coronavirus death in Algeria

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered schools and universities to close until April 5 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, state media reported on Thursday, after the country’s first registered death from the disease.Algeria has confirmed 24 cases...

Algeria reports 1st death from coronavirus

Algeria has registered its first death from the coronavirus and Africa's second after death of a tourist in Egypt, the health ministry announced on Thursday.No further details on the death were provided in the ministry statement, cited by the...

More coronavirus cases detected in Algeria and Senegal

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Algeria has jumped to 17 after nine new cases were registered on Wednesday night, meanwhile Senegal recorded two more cases involving travellers from Europe. Senegalese authorities reported two new cases of coronavirus on...

Egypt and Algeria detect 3 new cases of coronavirus

Egypt’s health ministry announced that one foreigner was tested positive for the new coronavirus strain inside Egypt, while Algeria confirmed 2 new cases involving a mother and her daughter.Egypt ministry of health said that the person, whose nationality was...

Algeria confirms first case of coronavirus, 2nd on African soil

The Algerian health minister has confirmed the country's first case of the coronavirus in an announcement on state-owned ENTV on Tuesday evening.The minister Abdel Rahman Ben Bouzid said the patient is an Italian man who arrived in the country...

Algeria to deport head of Qatari telecom company for sacking Algerian workers

Algeria has issued an order to deport the country head of telecommunications company Ooredoo for the offense of sacking 900 Algerian workers, according to the Algerian channel An-Nahar on Twitter.Algerian President Abdel Majid Taboun ordered the immediate deportation of...

Algeria’s military chief Ahmed Gaid Salah dies at 80

Algeria’s military chief Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah, who was instrumental in pushing out the gas-rich country’s long-serving president amid pro-democracy protests earlier this year, died unexpectedly Monday.Gaid Salah’s death thrusts Algeria into new political uncertainty as a tumultuous year...

Algeria set to inaugurate new president rejected by protesters

After eight months without a leader, Algeria is inaugurating its new president Thursday — a ceremony that pro-democracy protesters are rejecting as a charade.The governing elite hopes Abdelkader Tebboune’s inauguration allows their gas-rich country to turn the page on...

Ex-Algeria PM elected president as thousands prepare to protest

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria’s new president after a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but demonstrators who toppled his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika vowed that their movement would not stop.Tebboune, who served as...
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Tunisian lady gets 6 months jail term for Q’uran-Covid social media post

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