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Ghardaïa

(gärdäyä`), town (1998 pop. 110,724), N Algeria. It is the chief town of the Mzab, a stony, barren valley of the N Sahara. Ghardaïa is a center of date production and of the manufacture of rugs and cloth. The city was founded in the 11th cent. by Muslim Kharijite sectaries fleeing persecution by the orthodox Muslims of the north. First occupied by French troops in 1854, Ghardaïa was not officially annexed to France until 1882.

Ghardaïa

 

a city in Algeria, located in the northern part of the Sahara, Oasis Department. Population, 46,600 (1966). Caravan route junction. Ghardaïa is the trade, handicraft, and religious center of the Mzab oases. There is handicraft production of rugs, woolen fabrics, pottery, and other goods. Northwest of Ghardai’a is Hassi R’Mel, a large natural gas extraction center.

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Medical sources reported that out of the 35 wounded in the southern town of Ghardaia, 17 were police authorities.
A resident of El-Gaba, a village near Ghardaia, said: "Hundreds of houses have been destroyed but thousands have been damaged and are uninhabitable in the area.
ALGIERS - A young man died and a dozen more were injured Friday in fresh clashes between Arabs and Berbers near the southern Algerian town of Ghardaia, local sources said.
Les medecins de la wilaya de Ghardaia ont ete instruits d'etre vigilants et de pratiquer le depistage par la goutte epaisse, une technique de concentration d'hematies en vue de rechercher le paludisme dans le sang pour chaque cas presentant une forte fievre inexpliquee, a-t-il precise, ajoutant que des operations de desinsectisation dans la region sont envisagees.
ALGIERS- At least 35 people, including 17 police, have been wounded in renewed clashes between Arabs and Berbers in the southern Algerian town of Ghardaia, a medical source said Monday.
He offered condolences to the families of the victims and talked to imams and notables in Ghardaia.
beaucoup moins que] J'ai promis de revenir a Ghardaia pour mettre entre les mains des conteurs qui m'ont permis de recolter les histoires de cette region berbere d'Algerie, les contes transcrits et edites.
Hamou Mesbah, a senior member of the opposition Socialist Forces Front (FFS), on Saturday described the centre of Ghardaia as a "ghost town," saying that Mozabites living in mixed neighbourhoods whose property had been torched were still waiting to recover whatever belongings they could.
Summary: ALGIERS- Algerian researchers in charge of the "Maghreb-Europe" project on the production and export of "solar hydrogen" have suggested the launch of the latter through the creation of a solar energy plant in Ghardaia province.
La wilaya de Ghardaia a enregistre, en 2015, une production de pres de 90.
Summary: Supporters and opponents of Bouteflika stage rival demonstrations as intercommunal clashes rage in Ghardaia, killing three young men.
Trois narcotrafiquants ont ete arretes et plus de quatorze quintaux de kif traite ont ete saisis, hier, a Ghardaia, a indique un communique du ministere de la Defense nationale (MDN).