Algeria

People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Algeria is the biggest country in Africa, and is the world's 10th largest. Four-fifths of its land is covered by the Sahara Desert and oil was found. Algeria is also a gateway between Africa and Europe. Algiers is the capital of Algeria. Algeria has a unique cuisine mixed up with a lot of different cultures, but there are still some traditional Algerian meals. The politics of Algeria are complex and Algeria is not a free country, but the people still did their best to have their own human rights. The flag of Algeria includes the color green, white, and red. The red star and crescent is a symbol of Islam.


Missions to Accomplish:

Protect Human Rights

People should have their own human rights and not always controlled by other people with higher positions or the government. So letting the people have freedom is important.

End Hunger

In some places where the people are poor or places by or in the Sahara desert, getting food is a difficult thing to be done which causes hunger. But having energy is a key to survive.

Algeria government and political situations

The Freedom House score of Algeria is 34 and labeled as 'not free'. The politics of Algeria sure is complex. The people of Algeria forced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down after 20 years of having power and he gave his position to Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the president of Algeria since the December of 2019 announced that a vote on the new constitution will be held. A draft of the new constitution gave more power to the Algerian government and prime minister. The government of Algeria is still continuing to gain power over their people.

Algeria's natural resources and economy

Oil and gas were discovered in the Sahara Desert in the 1950s, which took up 97% of their total earnings of global marketing. Algeria also has lots of minerals , there are iron, mercury, lead, and lots of other mines around. The richest of all are iron and zinc. Algeria uses the Algerian dinar, 1 Algerian Dinar equals 0.0078 United States Dollar. Algeria's GDP was 173.8 billion USD by the end of 2018. Some of the Algerians survive by tourism, Algeria was the 4th largest tourist destination in Africa. 2,7 million foreign tourists visited.


Algeria culture

Algeria is mainly Islamic, with a small amount of Christians. That is also why there are lots of Islamic traditions. It is also a part of the Algerian culture, especially in the country's craft works, and Rai is the country's unique music style. When entering a home in Algeria, it is a custom to take off your shoes and especially in places for praising. Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in the Algerian culture, people pray to become closer to God. It is also a time for families to gather together to celebrate. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

Algerian Cuisine

The cuisine of Algeria shows a blend of many cultures, including Arab, Turkish, Roman, French, and others. They love spices in their meals. Lamb, chicken, dried fruits, vegetables, and fish are common ingredients. Tea is a favorite served with fresh mint. Coffee is also a popular beverage.

Lham Lahlou is a popular Algerian dish. It is lamb stewed in sweet syrup with fruit and spices. It contains fruits as apples, pears, apricot, and raisans.

Tajine zitoune is a traditional Algeria dish made with a combination of chicken pieces, olives, onions, carrots, mushrooms, or lemon juice. The chicken is cooked with onions and spices. It is usually also served with saffron rice on the side.

Chakhchoukha is a flavorful meal with torn bread, peas, onions, and a stew made with diced lamb. it is popular at celebrations and festivals.

Wine

Algerian wine is made in Algeria, it had played a important role in the history of wine. it dates back earlier than the Roman Empire. Now, all of the vineyards for wine are located in the Hauts Plateaux, extending to the Moroccan border. There in the winter is gentle and has dry hot summers. Rainfall averages are higher than 400 millimeters. The Algerian wine is popular to Europe but not a important force in the wine market today.

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