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ALGIERS-"De sas en sas", a fiction feature film directed by French-Algerian Rachida Berkani on reception conditions in French prisons decried by relatives of detainees, was screened Saturday in Algiers as part of the 18th European Cultural Festival in Algeria.
ALGIERS- Student Bouchra Maysoun Slimane is to represent Algeria in the finals of the second Arab Reading Challenge contest, to be held mid-October in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), sources said Thursday.
MONASTIR (Tunisia)- A posthumous tribute will be paid to the master of Malouf music, Mohamed Tahar Fergani, during the fifth International Festival of Andalusian Music, which will kick off in Monastir, Tunisia on Thursday, announced Tunisian press.

Artist Omar Ziyat passes away

Friday, 12 May 2017 08:49
ALGIERS- Artist Omar Ziyat, known as Omar Sono Safi, aged 56, died Thursday in Nafissa Hamoud Hospital in Algiers, following a seizure.
ALGIERS- "Lemma Becharia" band, accompanied by French musician Thérèse Henry opened Wednesday in Algiers the 18th European Festival, giving a show, full of authenticity and spirituality, dedicated to women's traditional music of the southern Saoura region.
SKIKDA-Specialists of the EU-funded Support Programme for the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage in Algeria (PATRIMOINE) paid Wednesday a visit to the province of Skikda to inquire about the underway operation of cultural property cataloguing.
ALGIERS-Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi received Sunday in Algiers the High Institute for Conservation and Restoration (ISCR) Gisella Capponi, on a working visit to Algeria, said the ministry in a communiqué.

Two Algerian films awarded in Tangier

Sunday, 07 May 2017 18:49
ALGIERS- Algerian filmmakers Djamel Kerkar and Damien Ounouri received the “Prize of the best documentary” and “special award of jury” of the 14th African Film Festival of Tangier (FCAT), announced the event’s organizers on their website.
LONDON-Members of the national community in London presented Saturday to British visitors and various communities Algerian handicrafts and culture, which sparked the interest of many visitors "delighted" to discover Algeria.
ALGIERS- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal visited on Monday the 3rd Fair of Creativity, which is being held in the Riadh El Feth esplanade in Algiers from 27 April to 3 May.