Algeria

Madyson knight, Sarah Pierce

Short description of Algeria

  • Its located in Northern Africa
  • Has been under foreign rule for about 3000 years the rugged atlas mtns block moisture
  • from reaching the interior Sahara desert
  • lines of sand dunes in high resolution images
  • also in the orange sands
  • Grand Erg Desert
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What Algeria's doing well

  • Northern Algeria lies within the temperate zone, and its climate is similar to that of other Mediterranean countries, although the diversity of the relief provides sharp contrasts in temperature
  • In 2000, about 0.9% of the land was forested. As of 2003, about 5% of the total land area was protected
  • The annual cost of this 20-year afforestation project was about $100 million
  • Since independence, Algeria has made major technological advances, especially in the steel and petrochemical industries
  • Algeria has no territories or colonies

What is Algeria not doing well in

  • Algeria's principal environmental problem is encroachment of the desert onto the fertile northern section of the country
  • European trading firms formerly played a major role in the economy; however, many Europeans, fearful of eventual Muslim control
  • A social insurance system for old age, disability, sickness and death cover all employees and self-employed persons
  • Algeria has no territories or colonies
  • Foreign aid receipts amounted to $232 million or about $7 per capita and accounted for approximately 0.4% of the gross national income

Racial/Ethnic Divisions

  • Berber 15%
  • 0-14 years: 28.4%

  • 25-54 years: 42.8%

  • 55-64 years: 6.2%

  • 65 years and over: 5.2%

  • 15-24 years: 17.4%

What is the relationship between alegerian government racial and ethnic divisions?

  • 36 million citizens whose head of state and government (president) is elected by popular vote for a five-year term
  • The president dismiss cabinet members and the prime minister
  • A 2008 constitutional amendment eliminated presidential term limits
  • and in April 2009 President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won reelection to his third term in office
  • Some opposition parties boycotted the election
  • Security forces reported to civilian authorities
  • Principal human rights problems included restrictions on freedom of assembly and association
  • impaired political party activities and limited citizens' ability to change the government peacefully through elections

Conflicts in Algerian government in any of these groups

  • hostage crisis in January 2013
  • The terrorist group that seized the gas compound with foreign workers Algeria’s decade long civil conflict and is a splinter group
  • public unrest.
  • high gas prices
  • the wealth has not reached the lower levels of the population and unemployment
  • high food prices
  • housing shortages have plagued

How did these divisions affect Algeria political,economic, and social development

    • president was suppose to restructure for overall efforts
    • divide into wilaya

hold for the future

  • Population growth
  • associated problems
  • rapid urban migration
  • continue to plague Algerian society
  • reforms are aimed at liberalizing the economy
  • making Algeria competitive in the global market
  • meeting the needs of the Algerian people

Do you support or oppose the proposed UN resolution? why or why not? in Algeria


  • History of Algeria
  • Foreign relations of Algeria
  • United Nations Security Council resolutions by topic