Country briefing: Algeria

News reports and articles

Latest news about Algeria
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts and other articles about Algeria

Online news sources for Algeria​


Basic information

CIA World Factbook
The geography, people, government and economy of Algeria

BBC country profile
Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Algeria's history

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Algeria
(University of Texas)

Currency converter
Algerian dinar (DZD)

National anthem
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Click here for more about the Algerian flag


History and politics

Algeria timeline
A chronology of key events (BBC)

Constitutional background 

Text of constitution 
As amended, March 2016 (in French)

Text of constitution
1976, amended 1996. (In English)

Constitutional information
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

International Crisis Group
Recent reports about Algeria

Documents
Historical and political texts relating to Algeria

Office National des Statistiques
Population, inflation, unemployment, housing, etc. (In English, French and Arabic)


Travel

US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet
Online tourist guide to Algeria

Electricity, plugs and sockets

Air Algerie
The national airline


Economy

World Bank: Algeria
Comprehensive economic data

Algeria and the IMF

Water and agriculture in Algeria
FAO country profile


Algeria: further reading

Algeria Revisited: History, Culture and Identity
by Rabah Aissaoui and Claire Eldridge, 2017. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity
by Luis Martinez and Rasmus Alenius Boserup, 2016. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Politics and Power in the Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring
by Michael Willis, 2014. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization, and the Third World Order
by Jeffrey James Byrne, 2016. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Algeria Since 1989: Between Terror and Democracy
by James D. Le Sueur, 2010. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

A Savage War Of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
by Alistair Horne, 2006. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History
by Benjamin Stora and Jane Marie Todd, 2004. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Lonely Planet Algeria
by Anthony Ham and Anthony Sattin, 2007. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Men and Popular Music in Algeria: The Social Significance of Raï
by Marc Schade-Poulsen, 1999. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk