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Algeria (i /ælˈdʒɪəriə/; Arabic: الجزائر‎, al-Jazā’ir; Berber: Dzayer), officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria),is a country in North Africa. In terms of land area, it is the largest country on the Mediterranean Sea, the largest in the Arab world and African continent after Sudan, and the eleventh-largest country in the world.

Algeria is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. Its size is almost 2,400,000 square kilometres (926,645 sq mi), and it has an estimated population of 35.7 million (2010). The capital of Algeria is Algiers.

Algeria is a member of the Arab League, United Nations, African Union, and OPEC. It is also a founding member of the Arab Maghreb Union.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Middle East Protests

Middle East Protests Hundreds Of Thousands Protest Across The Middle East Hundreds of thousands of protesters turned out in cities across the Middle East on Friday to protest the unaccountability of their leaders and express solidarity with the uprising in … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Algerian League for Human Rights

Algerian League for Human Rights Algerian human rights leader speaks out The president of Algeria’s League for Human Rights Mustapha Bouchachi was caught up in the crowds in Algiers, prevented from reaching the city centre by the massive police operation … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Facebook Blocked in Algeria

Facebook Blocked in Algeria Report: Facebook being blocked in Algeria By Joseph Mayton As massive street demonstrations are met with widespread violence in Algeria, the country is reporting that many Facebook accounts have been deleted or blocked by the government, … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Algeria Protests

Algeria Protests Thousands Defy Ban To Protest In Algeria Thousands of Algerians defied a government ban on protests and a massive deployment of riot police to march in the capital Saturday, demanding democratic reforms just a day after the same … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Protesters Break On Through In Algeria

Protesters Break On Through in Algeria Algeria protesters break cordon Pro-democracy demonstrators, inspired by the Egyptian revolution, ignore official ban and march in the capital Algiers. Algerian security forces and pro-democracy protesters are clashing, as demonstrations got underway in the … Continue reading

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