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Algeria expands Fuchs 2 armoured vehicle production

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The Algerian army has expanded its production of German Fuchs 2 wheeled armoured vehicles as part of a long-standing defence cooperation agreement between Germany...

Algerian Army Chief of Staff visits China with a view to...

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Defence ties between Algiers and Beijing are as old as the Algerian state itself, with China being a major supporter of the National Liberation...

UPDF delegation on benchmarking visit to Algerian Military Museum

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Those tasked with making a national military museum a reality in Uganda appear to be committed with last year’s visit to South Africa followed...

Algerian Navy takes delivery of Chinese-built corvette

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Three years after placing an order with China’s Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, the Algerian Navy has taken delivery of a single Type 056 corvette. The...

US arms control ambassador visits Africa

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US Department of State’s Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, is visiting Algeria and Benin to focus “on a...

Algeria could return to playing pivotal role in Sahel security

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Stuck in a holding pattern since Mali’s 2022 withdrawal, the G5 Sahel gathered the foreign ministers of its four remaining member nations in the...

Algeria receives second Lockheed Martin Super Hercules

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The Algerian Air Force has taken delivery of a second Super Hercules transport from Lockheed Martin, and will receive further examples in the near...

Algeria takes delivery of first of four C-130J Super Hercules

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The Algerian Air Force has received the first of four C-130J-30 Super Hercules transports ordered from Lockheed Martin in 2018. The US Embassy in Algiers...

In apparent olive branch, Macron regrets “misunderstandings” over Algeria comments –...

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President Emmanuel Macron regrets the controversies and misunderstandings generated from comments he made about Algeria, a French official said on Tuesday, a sign that...

Moroccan king ignores Algeria accusation in speech

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Morocco's King Mohammed gave a speech about Western Sahara on Saturday but made no mention of an Algerian accusation that Morocco targeted Algerian civilians...

Algeria says Moroccan bombardment killed three Algerians on Western Sahara border

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Algeria said on Wednesday that Moroccan bombardment had killed three of its citizens in the border area between Mauritania and the disputed territory of...

France’s Macron calls 1961 massacre of Algerians an ‘unforgivable crime’

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Emmanuel Macron on Saturday denounced as an "unforgivable crime" a bloody crackdown on Algerian protesters by police in Paris 60 years ago, the strongest...

Algerian security forces foil planned armed attack by separatists – TV

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Algerian security forces foiled a plot to carry out an armed attack by separatists aided by "the Zionist entity" (Israel) and a North African...

Algerian People’s National Army

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Algerian People’s National Army Order of battle Overview Defence economics State of military forces Country threat report External deployments   Order of battle Total...

Algeria closes airspace to French military, French army says, as row...

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Algeria has closed its airspace to French military planes, France's military said on Sunday, escalating the biggest row between the countries in years. A spokesperson...

ISS: Algeria-Morocco rift another blow to Africa’s free trade aspirations

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The AU and AfCFTA secretariat should facilitate talks on economic cooperation between the two North African countries. Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister Ramtane Lamamra’s announcement on...

Algerian official warns of further measures against Morocco

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Algeria may escalate its dispute with Morocco and take more steps after having cut off relations and closed airspace, a senior Algerian diplomat said...

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

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Algeria's supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country's airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less...

Algeria detains 30 people over devastating wildfires

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Algeria has detained 30 people, including seven members of a separatist group that the government has declared a terrorist organisation, for involvement in wildfires...

Algeria arrests members of MAK separatist group after attacks

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Algeria has arrested 27 suspected members of a separatist group that the government has declared a terrorist organisation, after an attack in two northern...

Indian, Algerian navies conduct passex

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The Indian Navy’s Talwar class stealth frigate INS Tabar undertook a bilateral Passage Exercise (passex) with the Algerian Navy’s Adhafer class stealth corvette ANS...

Algerian dissident case raises fears over Tunisian rights

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An Algerian dissident appeared in court in Algiers on Wednesday accused of terrorism, a person in court said, confirming he was no longer in...

Algeria cuts diplomatic relations with Morocco

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Algeria cut diplomatic relations with Morocco on Tuesday, citing what it called hostile actions by its most populous neighbour with which it has had...

Algeria accuses groups it links to Morocco, Israel of setting wildfires

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Algeria on Wednesday blamed devastating wildfires this month on two groups it recently designated as terrorist organisations, adding that one of them was backed...

Algeria leader calls wildfires ‘disaster’, says 22 arsonists arrested

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Algeria has arrested 22 people suspected of being behind the most devastating wildfires in the country's history that killed 65 people, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune...

Wildfire rips through Algeria, killing 42 people including soldiers

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Forest fires in Algeria killed 42 people on Tuesday, including 25 soldiers deployed to help put out the blaze, the government said, as thick...

Algeria leader pardons protest movement members

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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday ordered the release of 101 members of a protest movement that forced his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step...

Libya’s Haftar closes border with Algeria

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Forces loyal to Libya's eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the border with Algeria, they said on Sunday, after major deployments of his forces...

The Past Week in Defence #56 (31 May – 6 May...

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In this week’s edition, the Algerian Air Force will receive C-130J Super Hercules transports, Egypt is getting truck tankers and recovery vehicles, a crew...

C-130J Super Hercules transports for the Algerian Air Force

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It appears the Algerian Air Force will be receiving four new C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft from the United States. Mena Defense in March this...

Major police presence in Algiers

A heavy police presence smothered central Algiers on Friday, blocking a resumption of a weekly protest movement authorities can no longer tolerate. A Reuters journalist...

Algerian police swamp capital, seeking to end weekly protests

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A heavy police presence smothered central Algiers on Friday, aimed at blocking any resumption of a weekly protest movement that the authorities have decided...

Algerian protesters face crunch point as police prepare crackdown

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Algeria's protest movement, which shook the country by ousting its veteran president in 2019, faces a critical test for its survival on Friday, with...

Tunisia kills five suspected militants near Algerian border

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Tunisian security forces killed five suspected militants in the mountains near the border with Algeria on Monday, a Tunisian security official told Reuters. The operation,...

Algeria to impose restrictions on street protests

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Algeria will bar any protests that do not have prior approval, it said on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at the weekly mass demonstrations...

Three suspected militants killed in Tunisia near Algerian border, official says

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Three suspected militants, including an Asian woman‮ ‬and local leader in Islamic State, were killed in Tunisian mountains near the Algerian border‮ ‬in two...

Algeria preparing to receive hydrographic survey vessel from France’s Ocea

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The Algerian Navy will soon take delivery of an OSV 95 offshore support vessel from France’s Ocea. The vessel, El Masseh, was seen around Brest,...

As Algerian protests resume, demonstrators differ on goals

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Abdenour Ait Said and Mohamed Chabti both helped topple Algeria’s veteran president nearly two years ago by taking part in mass street demonstrations against...

In revival of street movement, Algerians protest for second Friday

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Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite in cities across the country for a second successive Friday, as the United Nations...

Algeria prepares law to withdraw nationality of people threatening state

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Algeria plans for the first time to deprive of nationality citizens who commit acts abroad that are liable to “seriously damage the interests of...

Thousands protest in Algeria, hoping to rekindle mass demos

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Thousands of people demonstrated on Tuesday in the Algerian town of Kherrata to voice support for the Hirak protest movement that ousted Algeria’s veteran...

In Algerian mountains, army operation shows persistent militant threat

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Algerian soldiers fired high-calibre rounds into a scrubby hillside of the Ain Defla mountains last week, part of an operation against the persistent threat...

Russian warship visits Algeria

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A detachment of ships of the Russian navy’s Northern Fleet have concluded a visit to Algeria. The vessels, led by the frigate Admiral Kasatonov, completed...

Five killed in Algeria bomb explosion

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Five people died and three others were wounded when a homemade bomb exploded in eastern Algeria on Thursday, the defense ministry said. The victims were...

Algeria frees former spy chief jailed during mass protests

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An Algerian military appeals court on Saturday acquitted three top officials who were jailed in 2019 during mass protests, sources close to the officials...

Algeria rejects Trump’s stance on Western Sahara

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Algeria on Saturday rejected a decision by outgoing US President Donald Trump to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, saying the step would undermine...

Tunisia will accept deportees from France if judicial rights are guaranteed

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Tunisia will accept all Tunisian migrants deported from France following the fatal stabbings at a church in Nice as long as all judicial appeals...

Algerian voters shun referendum aimed at ending political crisis

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Fewer than one in four Algerian voters took part in Sunday’s constitutional referendum, officials said, despite government efforts to encourage high turnout as part...

Algeria receives additional MiG-29s

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Algeria has apparently taken delivery of the first of 14 new MiG-29M/M2 aircraft it ordered from Russia in 2019. This is according to menadefense.net, which...

At least 140 Europe-bound migrants drown off Senegal coast: UN

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At least 140 Europe-bound migrants drowned off the coast of Senegal when their boat caught fire and capsized, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded this...