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Algeria

Poverty is a problem in Algeria, the second-largest nation-state on the African continent, which can be traced back until the period of French colonialism there. With an estimated one-quarter of the total population (around 38 million people in 2013) living below the poverty line, life for many people in the north African country is distinguished by this factor. In rural areas, the number of those who have to live their daily lives below the internationally approved poverty line is even higher. Therefore, there is a demand to increase the living standards of the population, which mainly consists of Arab Berbers, and to change income structures, which have been a problem since the days of colonialism.

The colonial policy of France aimed to destroy the country’s ...

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