Algeria

Arts

Algeria's contemporary artists strive to make their own space

In the white-washed buildings of Algiers, a creative community is flourishing — no thanks to the government. Algerian authorities spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote culture, but keep a tight rein on what kind of culture is supported. Despite this, the country has seen a slow emergence of an independent contemporary art scene.

Global Scan

Spain may finally get to see a finished version of Gaudí's famous church — in Finland

Barcelona's famed Sagrada Familia church is still being built after more than a century. Now, impatient Finnish students plan to finish their own scaled-down version, imagined in this photo — out of ice. We also spotlight new relevations about Blackwater Security's lawless tactics during the Iraq War and wonder if Scotland's national dish is headed for the US, in today's Global Scan.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

The World's Marco Werman profiles the latest album by the Algerian-born musician, Cheb i Sabbah. Sabbah's latest CD, "Devotion" is inspired by the rich sounds and rhythms of India.

Global Politics

Global hit and geo answer

Martial Solal has been a leading figure in French jazz for a half century. And before we end the show, we answer today's Geo Quiz. We were looking for a country in central Africa where a national census is under way. The answer in Chad.

Global Politics

Al-Qaeda in North Africa

Security and counterterrorism officials are concerned that a group affiliated with Al Qaeda is gaining strength in North Africa. The group is called ?Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb?. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt speaks with Anchor Jeb Sharp.

Arts, Culture & Media

Khaled

Anchor Marco Werman tells about one song on the new CD by Algerian superstar Khaled. The song �Zabana� tells the story of Ahmed Zabana, a martyr in the Algerian War of Independence in the 1950s.

Conflict & Justice

Group Doueh

Group Doueh is from a refugee camp in Algeria. The band has a powerful sound that counts Jimi Hendrix as an influence. The World's Marco Werman has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Tensions follow soccer rivals

Correspondent Aya Batrawy reports from Cairo on the bitter rivalry between soccer clubs Egypt and Algeria. Their last match caused riots in both countries. Now they're set to meet tomorrow in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.