French colonization begins and borders of modern-day Algeria are created.
Algeria gains independence from France.
Violent protests and strikes erupt following the collapse of oil and gas prices, which intensified already increasing inflation and unemployment. Serious rioting continues through 1988.
Algeria’s economic recovery is exemplified by the fact that the country agrees to pay back all of its $8 billion debt to the Paris Club.
Major protests occur over food prices and unemployment, and the government orders that there be cuts to the price of food.