.Algiers, Algeria
France ruled over Algeria for 132 years and conducted its nuclear tests in the country. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • France carried out 17 nuclear explosions in the Algerian part of the Sahara Desert
  • Tests were conducted between 1960 and 1966
  • The issue of nuclear tests remains a major bone of contention between the two countries

.Algiers, Algeria
Algeria began rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine from the city of Blida. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Algiers announced that it had received a first shipment of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on Friday
  • Some 8,000 health centres have been mobilised to roll out vaccinations
  • Algeria is also expecting a first shipment of the vaccine developed by AsteraZeneca on Sunday

.Algiers, Algeria
Amira Bouraoui is a 44-year-old gynaecologist.(Photo Credit:Twitter/@Drobble1)

  • Bouraoui is a prominent in the "Hirak" protest movement
  • She came to prominence in 2014 when she opposed Abdelaziz Bouteflika running for a fourth term
  • She was sentenced to a one-year jail term in June over a string of charges

.Harare, Zimbabwe
Unleashing his bag full of trickery, Riyad Mahrez scored a wonder goal. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Mahrez22)

  • Riyad Mahrez scored in Algeria's 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe
  • Prince Dube equalised for Zimbabwe eight minutes from full time
  • The draw ended the perfect three-win record Algeria took into the match