World #3 – Algerian president resigns but massive protests continue

Tuesday's World Events - April 9, 2019

Questions

1. For ALGERIA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, read the info under “Background” and watch the video under “Resources” below.

2. For ALGERIA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) For how many years did President Abdelaziz Bouteflika rule Algeria?
c) What do the protesters want? For what reason do they make these demands?