Algeria in the News

The best place to find out the latest news about Algeria and its sights is on Expert Algeria's Facebook page - but you can also find some of the most recent press articles here - below and opposite!

New Book Just Out on Roman Algeria

Dr Philip Kenrick is an Oxford archaeologist who has been a frequent visitor to Algeria with Expert Algeria. Philip has recently published a new book Classical Antiquities of Algeria: A Selective Guide, in which he rightly points out: "Algeria is not yet in the grip of the mass tourism which is engulfing better known destinations; now is therefore the time to explore its beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The Roman sites rank among the most impressive anywhere in the Mediterranean and represent an important aspect of the nation's past". You can also read on article on Roman Algeria by Philip in World Archaeology magazine.

Picasso, Matisse... and Baya Mahieddine

Baya Mahieddine - it's true, we'd never heard of her at Expert Algeria, as perhaps you haven't either, until we stumbled on this story about this self-taught Algerian artist (1931-1988) who caught the attention of Picasso and Matisse, among other prominent artists, for her colorful, spontaneous and "childlike" compositions.

Algiers: North Africa's White Lady

The British newspaper the Guardian recently published the following article on Algiers by Horatio Clare. We re-print it here because it is such an usual thing for the English-speaking media to take an interest in Algeria. More info >

Madame Africa Unites Algeria and France

The basilica of Notre Dame d'Afrique, towering above the Mediterranean on the heights of the Bologhine district of Algiers, welcomed a small but unusual crowd on Monday. More info >

Gardens in the Sahara

Sounds unlikely? Well, it's true: the Palace in the Desert outside El Oued boasts a beautiful English garden, and in the nearby sand dunes there are fields of potatoes. More info >