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Algeria Signs Deal to End Berber Conflict

Algeria’s government signed an agreement Sunday to end years of conflict with the restive Berber minority, pledging to accept long-standing demands including greater recognition of the Berber language. The demands accepted by the government were part of a nonnegotiable list first put forward at the height of a crisis in 2001 when the killing of a Berber teenager arrested by security forces sparked massive riots. Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said the government would set up a committee to oversee the deal with Berber tribal leaders based in the northeast Kabyle region. Full Story

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