Algeria / by Alistair Galloway

Severe flooding in the southwestern provinces has destroyed homes and refugee camps across the region, causing the United Nations to respond with emergency aid. The Algerian authorities ordered the television channel El Watan to close following the broadcast of subversive remarks. Algeria and Brazil have been in discussions following a visit from Brazilian foreign minister, who perceives Algeria to be a second partner in Africa. In northern Algeria three militants were killed by Algerian forces during a counter terrorism operation. The European Union has adopted two programs worth €25 million to support both the economy and citizen participation in Algeria. Following an increase in oil yields, Nigeria expects a 4.1 per cent rise in oil prices