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HESPRESS
Hespress (Arabic: هسبريس‎) is an Arabic-language Moroccan online news website, founded in February 2007. Hespress is the most popular news website in the country
The "Potato Crisis" At The Heart Of Algeria's Imploding Economy
Economy
Jane Herbelin

The "Potato Crisis" At The Heart Of Algeria's Imploding Economy

Prices have tripled on the staple product, as farmers and the government blame each other while ordinary Algerians struggle to put food on the table. It's yet another crisis between economics and politics in the troubled North African nation.

Algeria is facing a multifaceted crisis, one of the most serious since the North African country gained independence in 1962. Boiling social and economic unrest has combined with continuing political demands that began with the Hirak uprising of 2019 that called for the end to the decades-long rule of Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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