Algeria: History

  1. 1830

    French colonization begins and borders of modern-day Algeria are created.

  2. 1962

    Algeria gains independence from France.

  3. 1986

    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.

  4. 2006

    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.

  5. 2009

    Nigeria, Niger, and Algeria agree to build a $13 billion pipeline to transport gas across the Sahara to the Mediterranean.

  6. 2011

    Major protests occur over food prices and unemployment, and the government orders that there be cuts to the price of food.


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