Category Archives: Education

ALGERIAN PARTIES TO BE ALLOWED TO FORM ALLIANCES FOR MAY 4 LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

ALGIERS, Feb 16 (NNN-APS) -- Algerian political parties will be allowed to form alliances for the May 4 legislative elections, provided the agreement for setting up such alliances are signed by the top officials of these parties.

This was announced in a statement issued here Wednesday by the Ministry of Interior and Local Authorities.

In view of the operation of submitting the applications and under the provisions of Article 94 of the organic law 16-10 of 25 August 2016 relating to the electoral system and in response to the concerns raised by some political parties concerning the forming of alliances, the Minister of Interior and Local Authorities informs these political parties that they can form alliances provided that they are signed by the first officials of the parties, the statement says.

Justificatory documents constituting this alliance, signed by the officials of the concerned political parties, must be sent to the services of the Ministry of Interior and Local Authorities and the High Independent Authority for Election Monitoring before depositing the candidacy lists so that to disseminate them at the level of electoral provinces and districts abroad."

Source: Nam News Network

VISITING HEAD OF UN WORLD TOURISM BODY CALLS ON ALGERIAN PM

ALGIERS, -- Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal received here Tuesday the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, who is currently visiting Algeria.

The Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement that Rifai is on a working visit to Algeria as part of the launch of a UNWTO programme to strengthen the statistical capacity of regional countries for the 2017-2019 period.

During their discussions, the two sides focused on the role of tourism as a factor of human development, especially in line with the proclamation by the United Nations of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the statement added.

The discussions noted that Algeria's strong tourism potential is compatible with the same vision on the durability of tourism activities which are able to ensure the achievement of common objectives in the economic, environmental and cultural fields.

Also present during the meeting was Algeria's Minister of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry, Abdelouahab Nouri.

Source: Nam News Network

13TH INTERNATIONAL, WATER, ENVIRONMENT EXPO OPENS IN ALGIERS

ALGIERS, The 13th International Exhibition of Water and Environment Equipment, Technologies and Services (SIEE Pollutec) opened at the the Algiers Exhibition Centre here Monday with the participation of more than 200 national and foreign exhibitors.

The four-day event was inaugurated by Minister of Water Resources and Environment Abdelkader Ouali, who stressed on the need to reach a high rate of integration in activities relating to equipment and infrastructures and also on the development of investment.

The minister added that public and private national investment will allow Algeria to set up an industrial platform to serve the projects needed in order to reduce the country's import bill.

He pointed out that the public authorities' efforts in the environmental field notably involved an increase in the number of water purification plants to 177 at the national level, while stressing that tenders called for these projects would benefit local producers of equipment who had achieved a high rate of integration.

A total of 17 countries are represented at the exhibition, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Hungary.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

MALI’S SECURITY, CIVIL PROTECTION MINISTER CALLS ON ALGERIAN PM

ALGIERS, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received the visiting Malian Minister of Internal Security and Civil Protection, General Tiefing Konateof, who is bearing a message from Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to his Algerian counterpart, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

A statement from the Prime Minister's office here Sunday said the meeting enabled the two sides to broach issues relating to co-operation between the two countries, particularly in the security field and the development of their border areas.

It added that the state of implementation of the Algiers Agreement for the resolution of the interna; conflict in Mali was one of the subjects of discussion.

The situation in the sub-region in the framework of the stabilization of the Sahel was also reviewed, the statement added.

The meeting was also attended by Algerian Minister of Interior and Local Authorities, Noureddine Bedoui.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

ALGERIAN GOVT TO RECEIVE REPORT OPN ENVIRONMENT SITUATION

BLIDA, ALGERIA, Algerian Water Resource and Environment Minister Abdelkader Ouali says a report on the situation of the environment sector in the country will be submitted to the government soon.

"This report will focus on the problems encountered by the sector and will make proposals to address them. It will also evaluate the numerous policies undertaken in terms of the protection of the environment," Ouali said at Monday's opening of a national colloquium on the "Partnership for the environment" in this city located some 45 kilometres southwest of Algeirs.

He told the colloquium that the constitutionalization of the environment sector was an exceptional event, experienced by a few countries, and illustrated the supreme importance given to the sector by the government.

He said seven bodies including, the National Observatory of Environment, have been created. He also stressed the growing importance of the sector, since the number of laws on the environment went from just one in 1983 to 12 currently.

"The time is right to apply those laws and use these bodies for the protection of the environment," the minister said, underscoring that the protection of the environment is a collective responsibility that involves all the bodies and the public and private companies.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

U.S. Embassy Encourages Algerians to Apply for Exchange Programs

Educational and cultural exchanges are a key pillar of U.S. diplomacy.In Algeria, the U.S. Embassy is proud to build bridges and mutual understanding between Americans and Algerians through a wide range of exchange programs. Since 1986, the U.S. Embassy has sponsored approximately 4,000 Algerians to participate in programs linked to professional development, leadership, education, entrepreneurship, science, the arts, and more.

The U.S. Embassy is supporting several upcoming programs and encourages Algerians to apply! For additional information, please visit https://algiers.usembassy.gov/academic_exchanges.html.

One Beat Fellowship

Program for innovative musicians interested in connecting communities and cultures through music, with a special focus on reaching youth with positive messages. Program includes performances and workshops in multiple U.S. cities from September 20 to October 22, 2017. Last year, popular singer and songwriter Amel Zen was selected as a One Beat Fellow and represented Algeria on a music tour in the United States.

Application deadline: February 10, 2017

Algeria Youth Leadership Program

Program for Algerian youth ages 15-17 to learn leadership skills and participate in community service activities and team-building exercises. This program will take place in Washington, DC and Reno, Nevada August 7-31, 2017, with orientation in Algiers August 4-6, 2017. The U.S. Embassy is also seeking applications from young adults who can serve as mentors and chaperones while enhancing their leadership skills.

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Between the Lines

A program for youth ages 16-19 to develop creative writing skills at the University of Iowa from July 1-15, 2017. The U.S. Embassy is also seeking applications from adults who can serve as mentors and chaperones.

Application deadline: February 20, 2017

Tech Girls

Program in Washington, DC designed to empower girls ages 15-17 to pursue careers in science and technology. Tentative program dates are July 11-August 3, 2017.

Application deadline: March 9, 2017

Atlas Corp Fellowship for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

A 12-18 month program in the United States for professionals and entrepreneurs ages 23-35 years old to gain experience working in business and non-profit sectors.

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

Six-week academic program in the United States for full-time teachers (who work with students ages 12-18) to learn about new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology.

Application deadline: April 30, 2017

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Enables students to pursue graduate-level study in the United States for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Application deadline: May 31, 2017

Source: Embassy of the United States in Algiers, Algeria.

BODIES OF TWO ALGERIANS KILLED IN QUEBEC MOSQUE ATTACK TO BE REPATRIATED

ALGERS, The bodies of the two Algerian victims of the terrorist attack on a mosque in Quebec, Canada, will be repatriated to Algeria on Saturday, says Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.

"The repatriation has been decided by the families of the victims in co-ordination with the Algerian Embassy in Ottawa and the Consul-General in Montreal, who visited them in Quebec, to offer condolences on behalf of the government and people of Algeria and assure them of the sympathy and solidarity of all their compatriots living in Canada," Benali Cherif said here Thursday.

The spokesman stressed that all necessary measures had been taken by the Algerian consular services for the repatriation of the late Abdelkrim Hassan and Khaled Belkacemi and their burial in their native land.

Source: Nam News Network