09/05/2020 – Sonatrach has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Lukoil for talks on possible partnerships in production and exploration in the North African country, Algeria’s state energy firm said on Monday.The agreement includes discussions on joint investment abroad, Sonatrach said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Algeria’s Sonatrach signs MOU with Russia’s Lukoil »
09/05/2020 – The chief of the Algerian armed forces, General Said Chengriha, attended a military exercise of his army near the Moroccan border. The timing and location of the exercise, as well as the use of live ammunition, raise many questions about the motives behind Chengriha’s visit. Continuer à lire … « Algerian Military Conducts Live Ammunition Exercise Near Morocco’s Border »
02/01/2020 – Rumors circulated in late December 2019 that Algeria had inked a contract with Russia to become the first export customer of the Su-57 stealth fighter.
Be skeptical. The Su-57 hasn’t completed flight testing and lacks key systems. Production of the radar-evading, twin-engine fighter has proved difficult to scale. Sukhoi likely will struggle to fill, on time, Russia’s own orders for the type. Never mind building Su-57s for Algeria, too. Continuer à lire … « Would Russia Ship Stealth Fighters to Africa? »
02/01/2020- Spokesman for the Algerian Foreign Ministry has said that the agreement signed between Libya and Turkey is a sovereign issue between the two countries and is not of Algeria’s concern. Continuer à lire … « Algeria reiterates support for GNA »
27/12/2019 – RecepAlgeria’s newly elected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has chaired a rare meeting of the country’s top security body to discuss contingency plans for a threatened Turkish military intervention in neighbouring Libya. Continuer à lire … « Algeria reviews security as Turkey readies Libya intervention »
16/09/2019 – Algeria has called for a ceasefire and cessation of all forms of military escalation in Libya. This came at a visit the UN Envoy Ghasan Salame made to the country. Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Bugadoum said, at a meeting with the UN Envoy, his country ‘demands a ceasefire, supports a Libya-Libyan solution and respects UN Security Council’s resolutions regarding weapons ban . He also said Algeria supported work of the UN Support Mission in Libya. On his part, Salame thanked Algeria for its support of a peaceful solution, and repeated a call for all Libyan parties to be realistic and return to the peaceful track.
03/09/2019 – Algeria’s powerful army chief says that the date of the nation’s long-delayed presidential election should be announced on Sept. 15 to quickly pull the nation out of political limbo.By law, elections come 90 days after an announcement, which would mean a December vote. Continuer à lire … « Algeria army chief wants presidential election in December »