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Algiers city capitol looking over bay

Capital : Algiers

Area: 2,381,000 km2

Population: 47 million

Languages: Arabic, Tamazight, French

Political Party in Government: National Liberation Front

Current Head of State/Prime Minister/President:
Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Previous Head of State: Abdelkader Bensalah

Parties of Opposition: National Rally for Democracy, El Binaa

Opposition Leaders: Tayeb Zitouni, Abdelkader Bengrina


Brief History

Algeria's hard-won independence in 1962 became a symbol across Africa against colonialism. The country endured a civil war from 1991 until 2002, when peace efforts were rewarded with a fragile democratic, which has gradually matured into a pluralistic government, albeit not without criticism.



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