Algeria Specific Information

September 14, 2020  Country-Specific Information:  As of September 14, Algeria confirmed 48,496 cases of COVID-19 and 1,620 COVID-19 related deaths in its borders.  The Algerian government has started to ease the measures it had undertaken to limit the spread of COVID-19 by allowing more businesses to reopen and allowing public transportation in cities to resume, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Algiers

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Algiers, Algeria (September 14, 2020) Event:  The global public health threat posed by the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is high, with more than 19,102,072 reported cases worldwide.  On September 14, the Algerian Ministry of Health announced, 48,696 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1,620 deaths, in Algeria. The Algerian government started …

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Procurement Opportunities!

Please click here to find current U.S. Embassy Algiers procurement opportunities! Interested offerers are encouraged to send an email to: Algiers_Procurement@state.gov ……………………………………………………………………………………   Procurement Public Notice # PR9345644 — Filters 200 series for Blueair Air cleaners (PDF 87kb) –  Deadline: September 21, 2020    

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U.S. Embassy Algiers Resuming Limited Immigrant Visa Services

U.S. Embassy Algiers Consular Section is resuming some limited immigrant visa services. We will continue providing emergency American Citizen Services. Please read all instructions below carefully before contacting the Embassy with questions. To adhere to U.S. and Algerian government health recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19, we will operate with reduced staff and limit …

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U.S. Food and Agriculture Trade Show Dates

2020 U.S. Food and Agriculture Trade Show  Dates Event City State January 6-7 Southern Nursery Association Conference Baltimore Maryland January 8-10 Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show Baltimore Maryland January 15-17 Gulf States Horticultural Expo Mobile Alabama January 19-21 The Winter Fancy Food Show San Francisco California January 21-23 International Builders’ Show – National Association of Home Builders Las Vegas Nevada January 28-30 International Production and Processing Expo Atlanta Georgia February 26-28 Global Pet Expo Orlando Florida February 28 – March 1 National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show Albuquerque New Mexico March 3-7 (Canceled) Natural Products Expo West Anaheim California March 8-10 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York New York New York March 15-17 …

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2020 Trafficking in Persons Report

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Full Report Algeria (PDF 3MB)

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Presidential Message on Eid al-Fitr

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 23, 2020 On Eid al-Fitr, the First Lady and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims in the United States and around the world as they celebrate. Known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy …

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Ambassador’s Ramadan Message

As-salaam aleykum, I am John Desrocher, the United States Ambassador to Algeria.   At the start of Ramadan, I would like to extend my best wishes to all Muslims for a blessed month. This is my third Ramadan in Algeria and I cherish past iftars with Algerian friends at tables piled high with dates, shorba, and bourak…

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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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U.S.-MEPI 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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Ambassador Desrocher Visited Ain Defla

On May 2, Ambassador John P. Desrocher visited the Wilaya of Ain Defla.  During the visit, the Ambassador met with the Wali Aziz Benyoucef with whom he discussed the strong economic and cultural potential of the region and possible cooperation opportunities in a variety of sectors. In addition, the Ambassador helped inaugurate the Frame Metal …

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Ambassador Desrocher Visited Constantine

On April 22, Ambassador John P. Desrocher returned to the Wilaya of Constantine.  After a successful February 2018 visit, the Ambassador was pleased to have the opportunity to return to Constantine to continue his conversations with senior officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rhumel about economic partnership opportunities for U.S. businesses …

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President Donald J. Trump Is Holding the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Global Campaign of Terrorism

” The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror. It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies.” President Donald J. Trump INCREASING MAXIMUM PRESSURE: President Donald J. Trump is holding the Iranian regime accountable by targeting the primary entity that carries out its global campaign of terror.  The Administration is designating the …

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Algerian Cochran Fellows Meet with U.S. Beef and Dairy Exporters

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) at U.S. Embassy Algiers sent 9 Algerian dairy professionals on a two-week trip to the U.S through the 2019 Cochran Fellowship Program. U.S. Senator Thad Cochran created the Cochran Program in 1984 to provide training for middle-income and emerging market countries. The program objectives are to provide high-quality training resulting …

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Morehouse College Glee Club Tour Sparks Interest In American University Studies

The Morehouse College Glee Club (MCGC) concert tour was a highlight in Algeria’s cultural calendar as it sought to increase interest among Algerian youth in pursuing university studies in the United States.  The program was a collaboration between Embassy Algiers, the Algerian Ministry of Culture, and the Algerian Higher School of Music (INSM).  Due to …

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English Access Microscholarship Program (Access)

The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) is a global scholarship program supported by the U.S. Department of State that provides a foundation of English language skills to bright, economically disadvantaged students, through After-School classes and Intensive Sessions. Access students also gain an appreciation for U.S. culture and democratic values through enhancement activities and community outreach. Access seeks …

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Joint Communique on the U.S.-Algeria Strategic Dialogue

The United States and Algeria convened the fourth session of the Strategic Dialogue on January 29, 2019, with Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel chairing their respective delegations. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Messahel reviewed the close and productive partnership between the United States and Algeria and discussed areas …

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Morehouse College Glee Club – AlgeriaTour

The world-renowned “Morehouse College Glee Club” traveled to Algeria December 29, 2018 to January 4, 2019 thanks to the sponsorship of the Department of State, the Algerian Ministry of Culture, Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, MediaAlgerie and Wellcom.  The Glee Club performed two concerts in Tizi-Ouzou and Algiers, and hosted music workshops with students from the Algerian …

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Application Season Is Open for U.S. Embassy Algiers Exchange Programs

U.S. Embassy Algiers is proud to build bridges and mutual understanding between Americans and Algerians through a wide range of exchange programs. Since 1986, approximately 5,000 Algerians have participated in our educational and cultural exchange programs. Program topics include professional development, leadership, education, entrepreneurship, science, the arts, and more. U.S. Embassy Algiers encourages all eligible …

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GO Access!!

On July 30, U.S. Embassy Algiers organized a typical, American “Field Day” of outdoor physical activities for approximately 100 Algerian students participating in our Access program to learn English. We’re grateful to World Learning Algeria for partnering with us to implement the program throughout Algeria, to Berlitz Algeria for their support of the “Field Day,” and to Algeria’s …

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American English E-Teacher Spring 2018

Application Deadline: July 19, 2018 Program Details The American English (AE) E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers foreign English teaching professionals the opportunity to take university-level professional development courses through various university partners in the United States. The AE E-Teacher Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360. All AE E-Teacher courses use …

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El Amel Project Summer Camp 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Algeria is proud to partner with  Berlitz Algeria Algeria, and the  American Chamber of Commerce in Algeria  to announce the eleventh edition of the El Amel Project Summer Camp 2018. This year’s camp will focus on supporting Algerian youth looking to begin their professional careers. As in years past, this year’s Camp will target economically disadvantaged students, aged 20-25, …

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG)

The Lebanese American University (LAU) has launched the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Scholarship Program funded by the U.S. Department of State U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The program offers 18 students from the Middle East and North Africa region a unique scholarship opportunity to pursue quality higher education and earn a master’s degree in one of the following …

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MEPI Leaders for Democracy Fellowship 2018

Leaders for Democracy Fellowship  (LDF)is an advanced fellowship program for community and civic leaders (age 25-35) who are provided academic training on leadership, civic engagement, participatory governance, conflict transformation, and effective communication. For 2018, Fellows will train at Duke University (English speakers) or the American University of Beirut (Arabic speakers). Fellows are placed in renowned institutions …

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Combating violence with art or apps

By  Mark Trainer -Jun 8, 2017 Ten young people recently visited the U.S. as recipients of a State Department award for community leaders. A few 2017 Emerging Young Leaders met with ShareAmerica to tell us their stories: Changing course Raj Kumar (State Dept./Kelsey Brannan) Raj Kumar of Pakistan figured he would be a businessman after graduating from college in …

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American Dance Company “BodyTraffic” Performs at Algiers Modern Dance Festival

As part of the eighth edition of the International Modern Dance Festival from April 29-May 2, 2017 and in cooperation with the Algerian Ministry of Culture, the U.S. Embassy is delighted to announce the arrival in Algiers today of BODYTRAFFIC, A Los-Angeles-based modern dance company.  Bodytraffic will perform for the 8th edition of the International Modern Dance …

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Ambassador discusses with Zohra Drif her memoirs to be published in English in 2017

We were honored to host Zohra Drif at the Ambassador’s residence for a special reading and discussion of her experience during Algeria’s struggle for independence, which will be published in English for the first time this year by U.S. publisher  Just World Books . Zohra Drif is a resilient woman who helped shape Algeria’s history, and her book–Inside …

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Apply for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program competition for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open! The Fulbright Program enables Algerian students to pursue graduate-level study in the United States. Participants also have the unique opportunity to experience life in the United States and share Algeria’s unique culture and traditions with Americans. Participants are chosen through a …

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Apply for the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The TEA Program is a six-week, non-degree academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional …

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Next Level Hip Hop Program in Algiers

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to work with the Ministry of Culture to organize a program promoting friendship and cultural exchange between American and Algerian artists. The program is part of the Next Level initiative created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the University of North …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with Center Stage to Send Algerian Artists to the United States

Center Stage is an exchange program organized by the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State to support and connect young artists, athletes, and musicians in more than 160 countries worldwide. The U.S. Embassy in Algiers is excited to promote collaboration between talented American and Algerian artists through this cultural …

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Access Program new graduates

Mabrook to 204 Algerian students from Adrar, Ain Defla, Bejaia, El Oued, Jijel, Medea Tizi Ouzou, and Ouargla who graduated from our Access program this weekend!  The students, chaperoned by 15 teachers and World Learning staff and volunteers, gathered in Mostaganem for a three days of community service activities and 22 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, …

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USA to be Country of Honor at SIMA-SIPSA

We are happy to announce that the United States will be the Country of Honor at the Livestock and Agribusiness Show (SIMA-SIPSA) in Algiers October 4-7!  Over 20 U.S. businesses have already signed up to participate in this event.  U.S. Embassy staff work to encourage increased trade and investment in Algeria through participation in trade …

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Embassy Hosts Alumni Day

On August,  27th , U.S. Embassy Algiers hosted an Alumni Day which gathered around 120 alumni from past U.S. Government exchange programs. The event brought together our diverse alumni, highlighted opportunities for them to remain involved with the Embassy, and built and strengthened our existing alumni network.  Ambassador Joan Polaschik opened the event with a …

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Algerian Students to Attend Space Camp in Alabama

Algerian Students to Attend Space Camp in Alabama Mabrouk! Six Algerian and six Moroccan high school students ages 15-18 were selected as finalists for the 2016 “Race to Space” scholarship and will travel in August to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Space Camp launched in 1982 to inspire and motivate young people to join the …

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Inauguration of the American International School Algiers

  On August 22, U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Joan Polaschik, Director General of Americas at the Algerian Foreign Affairs Ministry Ambassador Larbi Katti, Director of Legal Studies and Cooperation at the Algerian National Education Ministry Boubaker Seddik Bouazza, and Director of the American International School Algiers Judith Drotar led a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open …

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Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Visits Algiers

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Algiers July 22-25, 2016.  He discussed bilateral cooperation on a wide range of issues with several Algerian officials including the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Minister of Energy, Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.  The Deputy Secretary also met with civil society actors, …

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Ambassador and Deputy Secretary Walk Downtown and visit Moudjahid National Museum

During a visit to Algiers July 22-25, 2016, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken took a walk downtown with U.S. Ambassador Joan Polaschik to learn about Algerian culture and history.  He also visited the Moudjahid National Museum and wrote this message to Algerians: “An extraordinary testament to the Algerian people’s struggle for freedom and …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with Center Stage to Send Algerian Artists to the United States

Center Stage is an exchange program organized by the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State to support and connect young artists, athletes, and musicians in more than 160 countries worldwide. The U.S. Embassy in Algiers is excited to promote collaboration between talented American and Algerian artists through this cultural …

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AEIF Grant Inspires Teachers in Algiers

The final workshop of the Algerian English Language Teachers’ Training (AELTT) project provided training to over 100 teachers in Algiers, with Embassy Staff and English Language Fellows presenting alongside their Algerian colleagues. Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Ana Escrogima, opened up the workshop and emphasized Embassy Algiers’ commitment to supporting English language teaching in Algeria. Managed …

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Chemical Security & Food Defense Systems (1)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosted a three-day workshop (February 1–3, 2016), led by a team from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and expert consultants, on “Emergency and Incident Management” to help Algerian institutions strengthen the chemical security and food defense systems in Algeria.  The workshop is being held in Algiers from. The …

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Sports Diplomacy Brings People Together

As part of the continuing sports diplomacy collaboration between the U.S. Embassy in Algiers and the Algerian Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sports Envoys Trooper Johnson and Carlie Cook visited Algiers from February 1–5, 2016.  In partnership with the Algerian Handisport Federation, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Cook held wheelchair basketball clinics and workshops for players and coaches …

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International Education Week – November 15, 2015

As the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, I have the privilege to observe firsthand the clear priority that the Algerian people place on education.  In my view, the importance that Algerians and Americans attach to education is an important bond between our two peoples.  Education has been the key to the American dream and it also …

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U.S. Embassy responds to alleged cyber security sentencing

Mr. Hamza Bendelladj pled guilty on June 26, 2015 in connection with developing, distributing, and controlling SpyEye, a malicious banking trojan. Sentencing is scheduled to take place in the next few months. Cyber crimes are not a capital offense and do not receive the death penalty.  For more information please see: https://www.fbi.gov/pittsburgh/press-releases/2015/major-computer-hacking-forum-dismantled

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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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GE-Sonatrach joint venture MOU signing event

The U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Joan Polaschik attended the signing of an agreement between Algeria national oil company Sonatrach and GE Oil & Gas for the creation of a joint venture.   The joint venture represents a continuation of GE’s ongoing investment in Algeria, now surpassing $36 million.  This particular phase of the relationship will start …

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Algerian Youth Voices Program

From October 11- 17 U.S. Embassy Algiers brought together youth from different parts of Algeria to participate in the Algerian Youth Voices training program.  For five days a trainer from Philadelphia helped participants develop essential skills to produce audio stories for different

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Alumni Day 2014

On June 24, 2014 The Public Affairs Section , Algiers organized, for the first time in Algeria, an Alumni day to gather different U.S. government sponsored programs Alumni at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers. The Alumni day consisted in open doors on the different U.S. government sponsored programs through the eyes of the Alumni experience. Representatives …

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FBI Workshop for Economic Crimes and Terrorist Financing

The United States Embassy is pleased to announce its FBI Legal Attaché Office hosted a workshop for Algerian investigators of economic crimes and terrorist financing, from June 15-19 in Algiers. This workshop sponsored by the FBI, brought together investigators from the Gendarmerie, DGSN, Customs and Algerian agencies such as Cellule de Traitement du Renseignement Financier …

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English Teacher Workshops

The U.S. Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Office, in collaboration with Ecole Nationale Superieure (ENS), conducted 2 days of workshops with teachers in training.  The workshops, led by U.S. English Language Specialist Dorothy Zemach, English Language Fellow Delia Dunlap and regional trainers Richard Kahn and Julie Myers, provided Algerian participants with a “New Teacher’s Toolbox” of resources …

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