Algiers -22 March 2017.

Algiers Grand Mosque, “citadel of moderation” in Africa & the Mediterranean

A delegation of the League of Ulemas, Preachers and Imams of Sahel countries expressed Tuesday its admiration for the Great Mosque of Algiers, describing it as a “huge project meant to be a citadel of moderation in Africa and the Mediterranean”. 

In a visit to the Great Mosque of Algiers project, the members of the delegation said the mosque was among “the greatest religious projects worldwide”.

It is “meant to be a citadel of moderation in Africa and the Mediterranean” they added.

The Senegalese representative at the League said the mosque “will be a beacon of knowledge and a religious centre for Africa and Europe given its strategic position and the resources made available for its building”.

Chadian representative stressed Algeria’s efforts “for the consolidation of the moderate religious position in the Sahel region and Africa” . The new mosque of Algiers, he said, will have an outstanding impact and will be a favourite destination for the Ulemas of Sahel and Africa.

The League’s secretary general, Youcef Belmahdi, said “the huge project reflects Algeria’s and position in favour of the values of cooperation tolerance”.

Washington – 05 May 2017.

Algerian Amel Mohandi was awarded, in Washington, by the US Department of State as “young emerging leader” in the world.

Algiers – 28 October 2017.

Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi announced Saturday, in Algiers, the organization of an international conference on the Casbah of Algiers under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the beginning of February 2018.

The Casbah is a unique kind of medina, or Islamic city. It stands in one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean, overlooking the islands where a Carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century BC. There are the remains of the citadel, old mosques and Ottoman-style palaces as well as the remains of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.

Among six other sites in Algeria, the Casbah is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.