Jul 22, 2018

49th Algiers International Fair. 08-13 May 2013.

Under the High patronage of His Excellence, President of the Republic « Abd El Aziz Bouteflika, Algerian Fairs and Export Co. “SAFEX“ organizes the 49th edition of Algiers International Fair ”FIA” , from   May 28th to June 2nd , 2016   under theme “Investment and business at the heart of Economy Productive”.

During a press conference animated in El-Djazair Room on May 24th , the CEO of SAFEX “MR ZITOUNI Tayeb” unveils the FIA stats that records the participation of 810 exhibitors including 405 Algerian companies that covers an area of 30 351 sqm, and 405 foreign companies representing 33 countries (28 official pavilions) on a surface of 7002 sqm.

Moreover, Mr. ZITOUNI unveiled that the guest of honor of this year will be the representatives of African importer companies who will give a further visit to 5th edition of Djazair Export exhibition. The event will be held in parallel with F.I.A in Saoura pavilion on an area of 2540 sqm. 180 exhibitors will take parts.

Investment and the efficiency of the companies that constitute the theme of the 49th edition of FIA are the keys that contribute to the success of economy. Additionally, the largest foreign participation of this year returns to Turkey which covers an area of 2397 sqm followed by China with an area of 957 sqm that demonstrates the interest of both countries to Algerian market and their will to develop the investment with Algerian side in different economic sectors.

Furthermore, the Arab bank of development of economic in Africa “BADEA” will animate a conference on”Partnership Arab-African” on may , 29th . It will explain the plan of financing of the exports of Algerian products towards the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Besides, a program of meeting “B To B” will take place on May 29th outside Djazair Export exhibition.

The SAFEX which accompanies the program of the government carries out for the success of this important event.

Algiers International Fair will be opened from 11h to 18h. May 30 to June 1st from 11h to 14h are exclusively reserved for professionals.

Download the data sheet of the fair


Jul 22, 2018

Call for applications for student mobility grant as part of the intra-Africa project “ACADEMY’’ which is coordinated by the University of Tlemcen- Algeria.

The Embassy of Algeria in Uganda, Rwanda & Burundi has the honor to inform that a call for applications for student mobility grants (Masters and Doctorates) and staff, as part of the intra-Africa project known as “ACADEMY’’ which is coordinated by the University of Tlemcen, (Algeria) has just been published on its official Website: https://academy.univ-tlemcen.dz/.

The project presentation can be found on the University site:


The deadline for the submission of candidatures is the 15th May 2018.

For further information as to how one can apply, visit the Website:


Jul 22, 2018

Algerian Military aircraft crash: President Bouteflika declares three days of national mourning. 11/4/2018.

The President of the Republic, H.E. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Wednesday declared three days of national mourning following the crash of the People’s National Army Air Force plane in Boufarik (Blida, 50-km south of Algiers), the Presidency of the Republic announced in a communiqué.

« Following the crash of an Ilyushin aircraft of the Armed Forces today in Boufarik leaving 257 people dead, the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika has declared three days of national mourning as from today, 11 April 2018, » said the communiqué.

« The President of the Republic has also called for the performance of national funeral prayers for the deceased, according to the communiqué.

Jul 22, 2018

Algeria to host an African high level meeting on terrorism funding channels in Africa on 9 & 10 April .

Algeria will on 9 and 10 April host an African high level meeting on terrotrism funding channels, announced Saturday in Algiers Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.

The holding of this meeting in Algiers was « decided upon by the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the AU Peace and Security Council in September 2014and approved by the summit« of the African Union, Messahel told a news briefing following his meeting with the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on a three-day official visit to Algeria.

« This conference is extremely important in the current situation to have the African positions, exchange views about the legislations in our countries, and identify the role of our institutions in charge of combating money laundering and trafficking in all its forms, » added the minister.

During his talks with the AU Commission Head, Messahel said they had tacked the issue of the scourge of illegal migration, a source of « concern for our States. » « We have expressed our views to the AU Commission head about the fight against trafficking networks, which sometimes are involved in the financing of terrorist acts, » he added.

The minister recalled that the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been chosen by his African peers to be the leader in promoting the African vision on counter-terrorism.

« We make our contribution and submit anual reports to the AU commission and to the conference of the Heads of state », added Mr Messahel.


Jul 22, 2018

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia led the Algerian delegation to the AU extraordinary summit in Kigali. 21/03/2018.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia led the Algerian delegation to the AU extraordinary summit held in Kigali on 21st March 2018 in his capacity as Representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

He was accompanied by Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, and Minister of Trade, Mohamed Benmeradi, and many other high officials.

The African Union extraordinary summit, dedicated to the official launching of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), kicked off Wednesday in Kigali with the attendance of about thirty heads of State and Government.

Under the chairmanship of Rwandan Head of State Paul Kagame, AU current President, this summit will culminate in the signing of an agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area and a protocol on the African economic community relating to the free movement of people.

The establishment of the free trade area constitutes one of the leading projects of AU’s 2063 Agenda, which mapped out a new development vision of the continent for the next five decades by focusing on inclusive growth and sustainable development.

The free trade zone must include the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Union of the Arab Maghreb and the community of Sahel-Sahara States.

On this occasion, Mr Ouyahia met the Presidents of Senegal Macky Sall, Tanzania John Magufuli and Mozambique Filipe Nyusi to whom he handed over messages of fraternity and esteem from the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

On their part, President Macky Sall, Filipe Nyusi and John Magufuli, asked Ouyahia to extend to President Bouteflika their fraternal and warm greetings as well as their wishes of happiness and prosperity to the Algerian people.


Jul 22, 2018

11th session of the African Broadcasting Union: the Algerian Minister of communication exposes the Algerian experience in the field of Digital Terrestrial Television. Kigali, 12-13/03/2018.

The Minister of Communication, Djamel Kaouane, presented in Kigali, the Algerian experience in the field of digital terrestrial television (DTT), on the occasion of the Forum of the African Broadcasting Union which is taking place in the Rwandese capital under the theme: « The ferocious battles around TNT in Africa ».

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Kaouane emphasized the point that this forum is « a unique event that aims at bring together the African audiovisual community around a topic that is a nagging news, namely the migration to digital terrestrial television “, highlighting the » strategic dimension “that this field has for Algeria and the African continent as a whole”.

He recalled, in the same context, that « national broadcasters encompass both television and radio production activity and broadcasting activity. With the advent of DTT and the introduction of the concept of multiplex operator, or bouquet, it became necessary to separate these activities.

After having made the migration to digital broadcasting a reality, the communication sector « has set about, through the Public Broadcasting Company of Algeria (TDA), the introduction and generalization of a first network of Digital Terrestrial Television which required investments in the region of 50 million dollars, « the minister noted.

« The principle of our policy consists in an affirmed will of the State to offer a quality public service, accessible to all, » he said, claiming, in the latter respect, that the content of the TNT network « will be broadcast on the new Algerian telecommunications satellite, AlcomSat1, launched in December 2017«.


Jul 22, 2018

An Algerian delegation attended the Summit of Heads of State & and Government of Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Kampala, 02/03/2018.

The Summit was chaired by the President of the Reoublic of Uganda, and attended by the First Vice-President of Somalia, Gaston Sindimwo; Minister of National Defence of Djibouti, Ali Hassan Bahdon; Kenya Cabinet Secretary of Defence, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo and the Ethiopian Ambassador to Uganda, Tolesa Shagi Moti, attended the Summit.

Representatives of international partners from Algeria, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, France, Sweden, Turkey, Britain, the United States, the United Nations and the European Union were also in attendance.

Algeria was represented by its Permanentent Représentative to the African Union, Ambassador Rachid Benlounès, who was accompanied by the Ambassador of Algeria to Uganda, Farid Boulahbel.