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ISA Welcomes Algeria as Member Nation

With more than 1,100 miles of spectacular coastline washed by the Mediterranean Sea, Algeria offers plenty of territory for surfers to explore. Currently, surfing is still in its infancy in Algeria, with most of the organized activity taking place in the seaside town of Annaba where the Djazair Surf Club is located, but that may very well change now that Algeria has been listed as the 85th Member Nation of the International Surfing Association (ISA). Algeria joins twelve other ISA member nations in Africa, a number that may increase as the ISA, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, continues to search out exciting surfing destinations.

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Algeria's New Football Coach

After the Algerian football team suffered a 4 – 0 loss against Morocco during an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game, which was held last month in Marrakech, their coach, Abdelhak Benchikha resigned from his position. The defeat seriously endangered the team’s chances of participating in Equatorial Guinea and in Gabon in 2012. The next tournament will get underway in 2013, which will be held in Libya. This was done to avoid the Africa Cup of Nations colliding with the World Cup. To reach their goals, Algeria has appointed a new coach.

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Boosting Tourism in Algeria

Many travelers have had some reservations with regards to touring Algeria due to its turbulent history, but what they don’t realize is that they are missing out on spectacular wonders such as the Djemila ruins, Sahara adventures, the Belezma National Park, Atlas Mountains, the Great Mosque of Tlemcen and many other breathtaking sights and activities. To promote the beauty of the country and all that it has to offer, authorities have decided to focus on tourism in the country to develop it into one of the leading industries within Algeria. With Tunisia and Morocco, its neighboring countries, gaining from the industry, Algeria has decided to follow suit.

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Algeria Excel in 2010 World Cup

On Friday, 18 June 2010, Algeria showed the world why they deserve to be in the World Cup. The Algerian team ran out onto the field at Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, in South Africa, with clear determination, and even though they were facing off against England they displayed no sign of fear. Many thought that the match would glide into the hands of the English, but Algeria delivered a magnificent performance, seeing to it that the match ended in a 0-0 draw. Both teams would have preferred to score a goal, but either way, Algeria showcased their worth to the dismay of England.

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New Town for Algeria

When looking at a country, each town and city has its own history, from its establishment through to its continued growth and development. Usually, cities begin as small settlements that grow from there, and it is very rare to hear of a country has decided to build a new town or city. In the case of the new La Ville Nouvelle de Hassi Messaoud town, Algeria has made the decision to begin construction so as to provide housing for approximately eighty thousand residents who work for the oil fields.

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International Festival of the Comic

Most of us try to find humor in our daily existences, especially when we are going through a tough patch in our lives. Politics seems so much less serious in the newspaper comic strip, and many find comfort in this funny form of art. Some find heroes between the pages of a comic book, others learn valuable life lessons; but no matter what you take away from comics, these delightful sketches have become a part of our lives, and sometimes, our escape. To celebrate the artists who have put smiles on our faces and to encourage young artists, Algeria will be hosting the second Festival International de la Bande Dessinee d’Alger, or International Festival of the Comic.

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Algeria To Exhibit Its Architectural Treasures At 2010 Shanghai World Expo

With the theme of “Better City – Better Life” the city of Shanghai in China will be hosting the 2010 Shanghai World Expo from 1 May through to 31 October 2010. Of the 191 countries that were issued with official invitations from China’s central government to participate in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, Algeria was among the first countries to respond. On 13 November 2008, Algeria’s commissioner general for the Expo, Bensalem Mohamed, met with deputy director general of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, Zhou Hanmin, to sign the necessary paperwork for participation in the Expo.

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Algerian National Football Team Focus on Victory in Liberia

Supporters of the Algerian national football team admit to having mixed emotions as their team heads off to Liberia on 9 October in preparation for their critical match against the Liberian team on Saturday for combined qualifiers to the Africa Cup of Nations and 2010 World Cup. In order to proceed in the tournaments, the greens (as the team is often referred to) need the three points that a win on Saturday will give them.

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