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Accomplished Algerian Artist Zoubir Hellal

Under the title of Forza Femina the works of Algerian artist and designer Zoubir Hellal were recently on display at the Palais des Rais in Algiers. In addition to exhibiting in his home country of Algeria, the award-winning artist has held exhibitions in Chile, Spain, Morocco, Russia, Hungary, Venezuela, Serbia, Libya and France. He is a founding member of the artistic group Essebaghine, promoting a revival of the arts in Algeria in the 21st century.

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Take a Walking Tour in Algiers

Algiers has a number of fascinating landmarks and attractions within walking distance of one another, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy parts of the city at a leisurely pace. One of the suggested routes to walk starts at the historic Palais des Rais Bastion with its view of the inner port of Algiers and the lighthouse built by the infamous Barbarossa. From there visitors can walk a route that includes Dar el-Hamra, the covered marketplace, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions, the 16th century Hammam Sidna and a number of classic Algerian houses, some of which once housed the French Governor of Algeria and other officials prior to Algerian independence.

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Dragonflies – Part of Algeria's Biodiversity

Algeria has a number of national parks and nature reserves where visitors can view the country's wildlife in it natural surroundings. The most easily spotted wildlife in Algeria includes boars, gazelles and jackals, with an abundance of bird species, reptiles and other creatures adding to the biodiversity of the country. What may sometimes be overlooked, however, is how important insects are to maintaining the balance in nature. In recent years the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has been sounding a warning that a variety of insects are in danger of becoming extinct, with a number of species having already done so. Among these are Algeria's colorful dragonflies which are so important to the environment because they help control populations of harmful insects, most notably mosquitoes, flies and ants, while posing no risk to humans. In fact, the presence of dragonflies is an indication of the balance of the environment – the more dragonflies, the healthier an environment is likely to be.

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New Suburb Planned for Constantine

The city of Constantine in north-eastern Algeria lies on the banks of the Rhumel River around 80 km inland from the Mediterranean coast. It is Algeria's third largest city, after Algiers and Oran, and is the commercial and cultural center, as well as the capital, of the Constantine Province. The city has changed hands, and names, many times since being established by the Phoenicians some time before 539 BC, and has continued to grow during its, often tumultuous, history. The development of Constantine continues in the 21st century with an entirely new suburb, named Bourouag, set to be constructed over the next few years.

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Accomplished Algerian Novelist Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Algerian writer Ahlam Mosteghanemi's latest novel Black Suits You Well sold over 100,000 copies in the two months following its release in November 2012 and is reportedly on the long list for the 2013 Sheikh Zayed Book Award. This latest success is her fifth novel written in Arabic, the first four being Memory in the Flesh, Chaos of the Senses, Passer-by a Bed, and The Art of Forgetting: A Guide for Broken-Hearted Women. Having built the reputation of being one of the world's best-selling Arabic-speaking woman writers, Ahlam Mosteghanemi's novels are listed as prescribed books in the curricula of a number of high schools and universities world-wide, and her work has been translated into several languages, including French and English, as well as being printed in Braille for blind readers.

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Algeria’s Endangered Amphibians

Found only in the Edough massif in northeast Algeria, the Edough ribbed newt (Pleurodeles poireti) is a species of salamander classified in the Salamandridae family considered by the IUCN to be 'endangered'. These interesting amphibians live primarily in rivers, swamps, freshwater marshes, ponds and cisterns, and their continued existence is chiefly threatened by the ongoing loss of habitat they are dependent upon. It was initially thought that the P.poireti newt was the same as the Algerian ribbed newt (Pleurodeles nebulosus) which has a wider distribution in both Algeria and Tunisia, but in 2004 molecular genetic analysis by Carranza and Wade confirmed that they were, in fact, two separate species, with P.poireti being endemic to the Edough massif, and therefore, found nowhere else.

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Protecting the Alboran Sea

Surrounded by three countries – Algeria, Morocco and Spain – the Alboran Sea is home to rich and diverse marine life, which all three countries have agreed to take steps to preserve. The average depth of the Alboran Sea is 445 meters, with its deepest spots measuring up to 1,500 meters, and with the sea's surface current flowing from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, and deeper currents flowing from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, it boasts species generally found in both oceans, including loggerhead sea turtles, bottle-nose dolphins, swordfish, harbor porpoises and huge schools of sardines. In fact, the Alboran Sea is believed to be the habitat for the largest population of bottle-nose dolphins in the western Mediterranean.

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Algerian Author Mohammed Dib

Born in the western Algerian town of Tlemcen in 1920, Mohammed Dib discovered his talent for expressing himself through the written word at a young age and went on to contribute significantly to the literary heritage of his home country. While being proficient in various styles of writing, Mohammed Dib favored poetry, a genre he had embraced since he was 15 years old.

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