Miss Algeria trolled for skin color after winning title

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Winning a beauty pageant should be a moment of joy, but Miss Algeria Khadija Ben Hamou, from the country’s vast desert south, was immediately targeted online for her dark skin color. Ben Hamou, 26, is the first southerner to win the title that leads to a shot at the Miss World crown. More than 75 percent of Algerians live in the north, with most prominent figures in public life being lighter skinned northerners. Only one government minister is dark skinned. Some southerners feel excluded from development in…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Former international Belmadi named new Algeria coach

Djamel Belmadi has been announced as Algeria’s new coach for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Qatar qualifying campaign. The 42-year-old former Algerian international midfielder previously managed Qatar during the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, and was most recently at the helm of Qatar side Al Duhail. The four-time World Cup participants failed to qualify for Russia 2018 following a strong showing four years earlier in Brazil. Source link

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