May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Poliomyelitis Eradication. Algiers, 27 June, 01 July 2016.-

Algeria will be certified polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in November 2016.

On the sidelines of the meeting of Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Poliomyelitis Eradication, Pr. Mesbah announced, Director of prevention at the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Pr. Ismail Mesbah, that Algeria would submit the first documents on the eradication of the disease to the ARCC in order to obtain the WHO certification in November.

He added that no case of poliomyelitis has been reported since 1996, owing to the nationwide vaccination coverage, which exceeds 90 percent.

During the ARCC’s meeting, being held in Algiers from 27 June to 1 July, experts said that out of 47 African countries, 33 have managed to eradicate poliomyelitis, adding that the nine remaining countries have engaged in the certification process.

The certification process of three of them, namely Mozambique, Niger and Chad, have been examined during the meeting.

The Commission will also examine the annual reports and the progress achieved by four countries, namely Algeria, Cape Verde, Gabon and Ethiopia.

In their report on the endemic situation in Africa, the experts said that the most recent case of polio was reported in Nigeria on 24 July 2014.

Poliomyelitis will be completely eradicated in Africa by the end of 2017, according to the experts.

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Minister BOUCHOUAREB participates in the World Economic Forum in Kigali.

Kigali, 11-13 May 2016.
Minister of Industry and Mines Abdesselam BOUCHOUAREB represented Algeria at the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa held in Kigali, Rwanda from 11 to 13 May 2016. Under the theme « Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation ».
The three-day event brought together more than 1.500 participants, including regional and global political leaders, economic decision-makers, personalities and representatives of society Civil and art.
BOUCHOUAREB participated in several sessions, including those related to the development of Africa and the stimulation of competitiveness and inclusive growth in the continent. On the sidelines of the work, the Minister met with several political leaders and economic decision-makers interested in investing in industry in Algeria.
In an exchange of views with President KAGAME, BOUCHOUAREB indicated that: « Algerian companies are ready to participate in the electrification of Africa ».
The Minister of Industry and Mines has pleaded with the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Mr Akinwumi Adesina, in favor of Algerian companies to take part in the New Deal for « Energy Africa Initiative « , an initiative based on a partnership that seeks to ensure universal access to energy services in Africa by 2025, notably through the electrification of the continent.
BOUCHOUAREB underlined in this connection: « Algeria, which has an electrification rate of almost all of its territory (more than 98%), which is well above the continent’s average of around 42%, has Companies that have capitalized several decades of experience and are present on the entire electrification chain, ranging from production to transport and distribution, to the manufacture of high, medium and low voltage equipment, Engineering and civil engineering. We are also moving up the value chain to produce gas turbines, the first in Africa. There are also companies that are starting to activate in the production of equipment for renewable energies. « Before continuing: » We have strong companies that have already carried out operations in Africa. We want them to be associated with this initiative and that their mastery and know-how can be used for the economic and social development of Africa « .

 

 

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Former Algerian diplomat Noureddine DJOUDI decorated by President Jacob ZUMA.

Pretoria, 01 May 2016.

Former Algerian diplomat Ambassador Noureddine Djoudi was decorated by South African President Jacob ZUMA with the silver medal of the Order of the Companions of Oliver Reginald TAMBO.

The Algerian diplomat received this decoration in a ceremony which took place at the headquarters of the South African Presidency, in recognition of his “ongoing support to the South African liberation movement” .

Noureddine DJOUDI was an ambassador to several capital cities, notably in South Africa, Angola and the Netherlands.

It was DJOUDI who had welcomed Mandela to the military training in

Group photo in the ALN camp during the Algerian Liberation war. Among other Algerian combatants: Nelson Mandela,Hamilcar Cabral and Noureddine DJOUDI. On the picture He is to the right of Amilcar CABRAL.

Algerian Liberation Army (ALN) camps in western Algeria during the course of Mandela’s Africa Tour in 1961. As one of the few English-speaking officers, he had been Mandela’s interpreter as the rest spoke Arabic or French. Mandela had sought to learn from the strategy and tactics of the Algerian liberation war which was on the verge of victory against the French. 

 

 

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

The President Pierre Nkurunziza receives the credentials of the new Ambassador of Algeria. 05/04/2016.

Bujumbura, 05 April 2016.

President NKURUNZIZA received, on 05TH April 2016, the credentials of the Mr Farid Boulahbel as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria with residence in Uganda, and warmly welcomed him to Burundi.

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

IGP of Rwanda takes part at 5th General Assembly of Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD).

The works of the 5th General Assembly of Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD) was held on 06 and 07 March at Algiers, in presence of Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, National Police Chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel and Rwandese Inspector General of Police Emmanuel K. Gasana also chairman of the 4th General Assembly.

 
Organized by the Directorate General of the National Police (DGSN), this two-day meeting will be devoted to the role of security services in fighting violence against women and girls.

The fifth General Meeting of KICD in Algiers shows Algeria’s commitment to the promotion of the rights of women as well as its support to all regional and international efforts to end violence against women.

The meeting will bring together national and international personalities, representatives of African police services as well as representatives of the African Union and United Nations agencies in Algiers, including the UN Women, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme.

In his opening speech, General Gasana urged the « security forces to unite at all levels, the local, regional and international levels and go beyond the African continent. »

The same official said that we need « to grant more importance to the post-conflict situations and make of the Kigali Conference recommendations an integral part of security forces policies. »

The President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika was honored on this occasion for the role of the security organs to end violence against women and in recognition of his efforts to promote and protect Algerian women.

Also, Award was presented by the Director General of National Security, Major General Abdelghani Hamel, to Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on behalf of President Bouteflika. Mr. Sellal and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Rwandan Inspector General of Police Emmanuel K. Gasana were also honored at the same time.

 

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Ambassador Boulahbel and his spouse visit State House Entebbe. 16/01/2016.

At the invitation of His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Algerian Ambassador to Uganda, His Excellency Farid Boulahbel and his spouse, Ms. Houda Boulahbel paid a courtesy visit to the Ugandan Head of State on the 16th January 2017.

The President and the Ambassador held a tête-à-tête  for a good two hours in which they reviewed the status of the bilateral cooperation between Algeria and Uganda, especially, in the light of the actions agreed to and mentioned in the Joint Communiqué signed at the end of President Museveni’s four-day State visit to Algeria in October 2015.

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Minister Lamamra holds discussions with Rwandan Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs in Oran-Algeria..

Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra held talks with his Rwandan counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo, on the sidelines of the 3rd High Level Seminar for Peace and Security in Africa, taking place in Oran – Algeria on 30 December 2015.

At the meeting, the ministers have lengthily discussed the role and the contribution of the African States, which are non-permanent members of Security, to the coordination and the promotion of the African positions about the crises and conflicts in the continent. In this regard, Lamamra stressed the need for a coordinated and concerted African approach enabling the African states to have a full participation in the management of African issues on the agenda of the Security Council.

Besides, the two ministers reviewed the state of peace and security at the regional, continental and international stages.

The Rwandan minister paid homage to the efforts of Algeria and President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the International Mediation having resulted in the signing of Peace and Reconciliation Accord in Mali, following Algiers Process.

For his part, Lamamra welcomed the role played by Rwanda in the UN Security Council.

In view of the holding in Kigali of the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly in June/July 2016, the two ministers discussed the main points concerning AU peace and development.

In this context, Lamamra reiterated the support of Algeria for the organization of such a continental event.

At the bilateral level, the two ministers broached the application of the conclusions of President Kagame’s last visit to Algiers.

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Inauguration of the Headquarters of AFRIPOL in Algiers. 13/12/2015.

The headquarters of the African Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) has been inaugurated on 13th of December 2015 in Algiers by the minister of the Interior and Local Authorities, Nouredine BEDOUI, in the presence of police representatives of more than forty countries. The inauguration of AFRIPOL headquarters, in Ben Aknoun, Algiers, was also attended by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail CHERGUI, the secretary general of the Arab interior Ministers council, Mohamed Benali Komane, the head of the General Directorate of National Police, Major General Abdelghani HAMEL, and Algiers’ wali (governor), Abdelakader ZOUKH.AFRIPOL headquarters, which stretches over an area of 1.4 hectare, is made up of 28 offices and two meeting halls.The inauguration of AFRIPOL took place on the sidelines of an African police chiefs meeting held the same day in Algiers, to ratify the rules governing the mechanism.AFRIPOL, to be operational in 2016, is expected to reach an overall view for a better police service in Africa, by boosting their organizational, technical and operational capacities. 

The ad hoc Committee on the establishment of the African Union Police Cooperation Mechanism – AFRIPOL was concluded its fourth meeting on 2nd June 2015 in Addis Ababa.  This meeting was attended by the Members of the ad hoc Committee, including the Co-Chairs, Algeria and Uganda, and the Chairpersons of the Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organizations, including the National Commissioner of the South African Police Services as the Chairperson of the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) and the representative of the Chairpersons of the Eastern African Police Chiefs Committee (EAPCCO). The meeting was also attended by representative of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and staff of the AU Commission.

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Algeria’s DG National Security takes part in the 84th General Assembly of Interpol in Kigali.

General Major Abdelghani HAMEL takes part in the 84th INTERPOL General Assembly held in Kigali – Rwanda 2-5 November 2015.
Discussions at the 2015 session in Kigali addressed some of most pressing cross-border challenges faced by police today. For example, counter-terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters, the organized criminal groups behind drug trafficking and people smuggling, and the different facets of cybercrime.
At this session, General Major HAMEL, reviewed the Algerian experience in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, drug trafficking, cybercrime and smuggling.
General Major, who spoke of the Algerian experience in reconciliation and the establishment of the rules of peace in society, thanks to the efforts and efforts of the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, reviewed the main thrusts of the initiative to create Afripol and the preparations for Algeria to house its headquarters, evoking the work of the first general assembly scheduled on 13 and 14 December 2015.
The establishment of an international computerized system for the control of persons at air border points, in a first step, which will be in 2016 at sea border points in a second stage, in collaboration with Air Transport and Maritime Transport are among the recommendations of the participants in this four-day session.
Through these new systems, Interpol wants to strengthen the mechanisms of control of people and goods between countries to stop smuggling, counterfeiting and the use of falsified or stolen travel documents.
Participants said that the aim of the policing bodies is to neutralize criminals through these sessions, adding that this remains dependent on the ability of law enforcement officials to make a real-time inquiry into the information available to them. Outside their borders. The digital age offers new opportunities for police forces.