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ISS: Has Algeria joined Africa’s new ‘cocaine coast’?

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In May 2018, a record 701 kilograms of cocaine were seized by customs authorities in the port of Oran, Algeria’s second largest city. The...

Algeria operating MaxxPro armoured vehicles

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The Algerian Army is now operating MaxxPro Dash armoured vehicles, with at least three seen in service with the country's Special Forces. The MaxxPro...

Algeria reveals new Chinese weaponry

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Algeria has revealed that it is operating self-propelled mortar systems acquired from China in what is the latest acquisition of military hardware from the...

Algeria commissions two Kilo class submarines

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The Algerian Navy has commissioned into service two new Kilo class submarines delivered from Russia, the Ouarsenis and Hoggar. The vessels were commissioned on 9...

Egyptian Meko contract moving ahead

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After being blocked by Germany in November 2018, it appears that Egypt's purchase of a Meko frigate from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is moving...

Algeria operating new UAV types

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Algeria's military has greatly expanded its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fleet, and is now operating aircraft acquired from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as...

Algeria ban leaves Syrians stranded – UN

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The United Nations fears for the safety of Syrians barred from entering Algeria from the south, saying some turned back were refugees stranded in...

Algeria bars Syrians

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Algeria barred all Syrians from entering the country via its southern border with Mali and Niger to keep out members of defeated rebel groups...

Algerian generals released

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Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteflika released five senior generals detained last month on charges of wrongdoing, a source with knowledge of the matter...

Algeria, Egypt unveil Chinese UAVs

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Algeria and Egypt have revealed they are operating Chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including the CH-3, CH-4 and Wing Loong. Footage of CH-3...

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