Wednesday, 28th September 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Algerian fire crews rein in blazes that left dozens dead

By France24
20 August 2022   |   7:34 am
At least 38 people have died in devastating wildfires that have ripped through Algeria's eastern mountains. More than 800 hectares of forest and almost 2,000 hectares of woodland have been destroyed in blazes this month alone. Algeria's prime minister has defended the government's response to the blazes.

Related

31 Jan 2017
Nigeria’s candidate for Africa Union, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Fatima Mohammed, has lost to Algerian candidate, Smail Chegui.
4 May 2017
Algerians are due to vote in a parliamentary election on Thursday but many people say they have decided not to cast their ballot.
27 Feb 2019
Social networks take centre stage in Algerian protests.
24 Dec 2019
Residents of Algiers react to former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune being sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria, a week after winning a widely boycotted election.
11 Jul 2020
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune says there is an opportunity to achieve "appeased relations" with France. He believes that French President Emmanuel Macron is "honest" and "proper" with regard to the country’s colonial past, welcomes the return of Algerian resistance fighters' skulls and hopes for further gestures in this direction.
24 Feb 2021
Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune dissolved the parliament and announced a government reshuffle in a highly anticipated address to the nation. The new elections are likely to take place by the end of the year.
1 May 2021
Said Djabelkhir, an Algerian scholar on Islam, says he'll appeal his three-year jail sentence and keep fighting for "freedom" of reasoned thought.
22 May 2021
In February 1960, France carried out its first nuclear test in the Algerian desert, codenamed "Blue Jerboa". Three more atmospheric tests and 13 underground tests followed, until 1966. The consequences for humans and the environment were disastrous. More than 60 years on, the after-effects are still visible and the victims of nuclear tests are struggling to be heard. FRANCE 24 reports from both sides of the Mediterranean: with former French conscripts who performed their military service in Algeria and are trying to receive compensation, and Algerians, who feel abandoned to their fate.
14 Jun 2021
Dozens of firefighters battle to contain a blaze that ignited in a fabric shop in the Indian capital Delhi. The fire spread quickly to neighbouring stores in a busy shopping district, according to local news media. There are no reports of casualties.
26 Jul 2021
An Algerian woman uses upcycled coffee capsules that she collects from cafes to create her jewellery. She also distributes coffee grounds to farmers for compost.
6 Aug 2021
Fire crews tackle blazes for a fourth day as the number of people killed in forest fires sweeping through southern Turkey rises to at least six.
11 Aug 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.⁣