Deadly violence between Arabs and Berbers in Ghardaia, Algeria

Two days of violence between the Arab and Berber Mozabite communities in the cities of Ghardaia, Guerrara and Berianne have left at least 22 people dead. Ghardaia, a desert oasis town, is a UNESCO world heritage site and has been the main area of the unrest.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the tensions between these two communities due to rivalry for jobs, housing and land. Clashes have been occurring for two years, but the past two days have been the most violent.