Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Algiers, Algeria

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 734,931 reported cases worldwide.  On March 30, the Algerian Ministry of Health announced 511 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 31 deaths, in Algeria. The government of Algeria has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  On March 17, …

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Women’s History Month 2020

The U.S. Embassy was honored to present the “Algerian Woman of Courage” award to Nawel Bahlouli at our annual Women’s History Month Reception. Ms. Bahlouli created the first NGO in Algeria supporting people living with HIV/AIDS – El Hayet – in 1998. She has persisted in her fight in the face of social stigma surrounding …

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Temporary Closure of the ACCA

As a preventative measure against the COVID-19 virus, beginning Sunday, March 15 and until further notice, the American Cultural Center in Algiers at the United States Embassy will be closed to visitors. This is an interim, precautionary measure, in line with steps taken by the Algerian Government to suspend cultural events.  Other American centers and cultural …

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January 30, 2020 – U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative closing ceremony

Ambassador Desrocher attended the closing ceremony for the The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)-funded Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Innovation Program, which has given entrepreneurship training to 1,900 young Algerians in 21 wilayas over the last two years. He was very impressed by these young men and women who have developed ambitious business plans in technology, agriculture, and other …

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What Happens after the Algiers International Trade Fair? June 7, 2015

Posted by Christopher Wilken, Acting Senior Commercial Officer  The U.S. Embassy was proud to participate in the 48th Algiers International Trade Fair, which closed last week.  Ambassador Polaschik led the closing ceremony of the USA Pavilion where she recognized each of the 35 U.S. companies that demonstrated their commitment to Algeria by exhibiting at the fair.  …

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World Press Freedom Day – May 3, 2015

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” A healthy media environment is integral to a functioning …

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