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Oil-rich Algeria to compensate victims of civil war

North African oil exporter Algeria plans to compensate thousands of bereaved families to try to draw a line under years of political violence that stoked tensions around the sensitive region on Europe’s southern flank. Africa’s second largest country plunged into war in early 1992 after the then military-backed authorities scrapped a parliamentary election radical Islamists were poised to win. The violence cost about 150,000 lives and more than $20 billion in economic losses because of sabotage by Islamist rebels. Full Story

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