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Earthquake Readiness: Sub Standard Housing is Major Risk for Algerian Cities

In 1980 when the then-town of El Asnam (Chlef today) was devastated by an earthquake, famed geologist Haroun Tazieff warned of the big one that was yet to come. His televised expert opinion scared many and millions of Algerians did not like what they heard.
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Earthquake Readiness: Sub Standard Housing is Major Risk for Algerian Cities

In 1980 when the then-town of El Asnam (Chlef today) was devastated by an earthquake, famed geologist Haroun Tazieff warned of the big one that was yet to come. His televised expert opinion scared many and millions of Algerians did not like what they heard.
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Sounia Johnson

Sounia Johnson is a Correspondent for The North Africa Journal, based in Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Johnson is Frenco-Algerian, born in Algeria and grew up in Saint-Denis, a multicultural Pan-African suburb near Paris, France. In addition to her role in The North Africa Journal, Sounia is the coordinator of North African Affairs at the Levantine Cultural Center, a non-profit think-tank organization dedicated to promoting cultures and strengthening Arab-American relations in Los Angeles. Sounia’s bicultural heritage and international experience has equipped her with an unparalleled cross-cultural understanding governing socio-political and racial tensions in France. Her expertise lies in the area of French Algerian relations from an urban perspective, exploring assimilation issues of Northern Africans in France and beyond. Her commitment to dispelling institutionalized beliefs is unwavering. Sounia is fluent in English, French and has a basic command of the German language.
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