Algiers (Arabic:الجزائر, al-Jazā’er; Algerian Arabic pronunciation: دزاير Dzayer, Berber: Dzayer tamaneɣt, French:Alger) is the capital and largest city of Algeria. In 2011, the city's population was estimated to be around 3,500,000. An estimate puts the population of the larger metropolitan city to be around 5,000,000. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria.
Sometimes nicknamed El-Behdja (البهجة) or alternatively Alger la Blanche ("Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 122 metres (400ft) above the sea. The casbah and the two quays form a triangle.
The city name is derived (via FrenchAlger and CatalanAlger) from the Arabic name الجزائر al-Jazā’ir, which translates as "The Islands", referring to the four islands which lay off the city's coast until becoming part of the mainland in 1525. Al-Jazā’ir is itself a truncated form of the city's older name جزائر بني مزغانة Jaza'ir Bani Mazghana, "The Islands of the Sons of Mazghana", used by early medieval geographers such as al-Idrisi and Yaqut al-Hamawi.
Algiers is an American experimental band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band is composed of vocalist/guitarist Franklin James Fisher, bassist Ryan Mahan and guitarist Lee Tesche. Algiers pulls from a divergent number of musical (and nonmusical) influences; the most notable of which being post-punk, gospel music, Southern Gothic literature and the concept of the Other. Their sound has been described as "dystopian soul" due to its somber mood, afrofolk inspired vocal approach, and heavy emphasis on atonal textures.
The band met and grew up playing music together in Atlanta, Georgia but was officially formed in London in 2007. Their name evokes the anti-colonial struggle in general, symbolizing a contested space where violence, racism, resistance, and religion commingle.
The group released their first single “Blood” in January 2012 via Atlanta based label Double Phantom. Byron Coley for The Wire wrote “Although the fusion may have been touched upon in recordings related to both The Birthday Party and The Gun Club, Algiers are dedicated to grafting gospel music onto post-punk guitar-cuzz...this record is mesmerising and really sucks you in with its weird power.”
Algiers, (UrduPoint/PakistanPoint Mews Oct 02, 2023) .Niger's coup leaders have accepted Algerian mediation to resolve a political crisis following the toppling of the president who is filing a legal case against the putschists ... - Bazoum takes legal action - ... His lawyers say they are filing a legal case in the country against those behind the coup.
Upper house speaker Salah Goudjil has noted that the "devil is in the details" - which are not clear because accompanying legal documents to the bill have not been published. Earlier this month an Algiers court sentenced prominent journalist Ihsane El Kadi to three years in prison ...
Algiers/Madrid, Jun 8 (EFE).- Algeria on Wednesday announced the immediate suspension of its 2002 friendship treaty with Spain over Madrid’s policy shift on the sovereignty of Western Sahara as part of a deal to normalize diplomatic ties with Morocco... movement backed by Algiers.
ALGIERS- ... Although the issue concerns Mafia gangs and not legal entities, whether in Algiers, Moscow or Rome, it is likely to cause unwanted tensions in the country’s ties to foreign nations, especially Russia, particularly with the presence of Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra in Moscow as part of an Arab League delegation.
Algeria, which has been a longtime advocate for liberation movements on the continent, has continued to demand that the UN abide by its legal obligations with respect to the SADR. Algiers routinely challenges on a diplomatic level those entities which support the continued colonization of the Western Sahara.
The court of Bir Mourad Rais in Algiers on ... In February 2018, authorities closed the offices of two women’s rights groups in Oran, a city West of Algiers, on the grounds that they were not legally registered, even though both associations said they had filed for registration.
ALGIERS- The participants in a workshop on “Examining ways and means of reviving investment and creating wealth and sustainable job opportunities”, within the framework of the government’s meeting with the governors, unanimously agreed on the need to unify the ...