EL WATAN

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El Watan ("The Homeland") is an independently owned French-language daily published in Algiers, Algeria. Founded in 1991, the newspaper is an outspoken proponent of democracy and tends to politically align with the Algerian opposition, opposing government censorship.

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Algeria, Hong Kong, India: COVID-19 Halts Protest Movements

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Algeria

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Algeria

A New Migrant Gateway On Algeria's Western Border

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Algeria

Algeria Cracks Down On Striking Medical Students

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Algeria

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