Algeria / by Lewis McKinnon

In Algerian affairs protests have broken out in Algeria demanding the release of the television producers of KBC’s talk show. Algeria has reaffirmed its support and solidarity for the just cause of the Saharawi people. Indonesia and Algeria have signed a memorandum of understanding which sets out plans to strengthen co-operation between their countries in the field of university education and scientific research. The Algerian People's National Army received new Russian T-90 3rd Generation battle tanks. Algeria played a crucial role in the mediation of secret talks between Syria and Turkey. Algeria has reached an agreement with Morocco to cooperate in the fight against terrorism. A new security division for special operations has been announced by the Algerian Directorate General of National Security. The French energy company Total has filed an arbitration request against Algerian state owned company Sonatrach, regarding profit sharing terms. Algeria signed a deal with Indonesia's Indorama Corporation to develop a phosphate mine in Algeria. Algeria has launched a ‘new economic growth model’ and passed a new Investment Law in order to revive Algeria’s stagnating economy. The telecommunications company Ooredoo is the first company to provide 4G internet access within Algeria. Algeria’s Tiguentourine gas plant is ready to return to full capacity for the first time since it was attacked in 2013.