News & Analysis: Algeria

Algerian president returns to Germany to be treated for COVID-19 complications

“Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune flew back to Germany on Sunday for treatment in hospital for complications in his foot resulting from a coronavirus infection, the presidency said. Tebboune, 75, had returned home two weeks ago from Germany after two months of treatment for COVID-19.”

via Reuters

Coronavirus vaccinations have started. But people in Africa face a much longer wait.

“Public health officials warn that stark disparities are emerging as wealthier countries reserve most of the world’s doses, while poorer countries have secured scarce amounts.”

via Washington Post

Algeria: President announces recovery, new election law

“Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced Sunday that he had recovered from COVID-19 and ordered preparation of a new election law to be ready within 15 days to pave the way for early parliamentary and local elections.”

via Anadolu Agency

Algeria: Preparing for the long struggle ahead

“Due to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, the Hirak movement decided to halt its weekly protests and marches in mid-March. But the amazing energy and dynamic created by this magnificent revolution has not disappeared. It metamorphosed into health campaigns and solidarity actions with the needy and most vulnerable in society.”

via Africa is a Country

Algeria’s ‘Fresh Start’ Fades Amid COVID-19, Low Referendum Turnout

“Algeria’s government faces a deficit of trust amid a resurgence of COVID-19 and a low turnout in the referendum to approve its contentious new constitution.”

via Morocco World News

Algerian President Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Germany

“Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has tested positive for the coronavirus and is responding well to treatment in a German hospital, his office said. Tebboune’s health ‘is gradually improving,’ state new service APS said, citing a statement from the presidency.”

via Bloomberg

Algeria’s president transferred to German hospital amid coronavirus scare

“Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has traveled to Germany for ‘medical checkups,’ days after several of his senior aides tested positive for COVID-19.”

via Deutsche Welle

Algeria: President Tebboune Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Quarantine

“Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is in the hospital following several days of COVID-19 self isolation. The 75-year-old head of state is in a specialized care unit at Ain Naadja military hospital in Algiers. The president’s office announced Tebboune’s hospitalization on Tuesday, October 27, stressing that he will continue with his daily activities from the medical facility.”

via Morocco World News

Is the Worst of Africa’s COVID-19 Outbreak Over?

“‘Quite early in in the evolution of the pandemic on the continent, governments quickly implemented restrictions on movement and gatherings; so-called ‘lockdowns’ and this, we think, created a window of opportunity to keep the case numbers low and to strengthen public health capacities,’ says WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti.”

via AllAfrica

African Fiscal Vulnerabilities: Effects of 2020 Global Support Initiatives

“Fiscal vulnerabilities among African sovereigns had been building up in the years leading to 2020’s pandemic, driven by challenging economic conditions; unfavourable changes in exchange rates and commodity prices; in addition to significant borrowing, including loans from China, which today is Africa’s largest bilateral lender, alongside greater bond issuance.”

via Scope Ratings