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Algeria Opened the New Chinese-Built Mega Mosque

The Great Mosque of Algiers, also known as Djamaa el Djazair, in Algiers on October 27, 2020. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

Algeria’s new Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa, hosted its first public prayers yesterday — 18 months after the China State Construction Engineering Corporation completed construction.

The new mosque, known locally as the Djamaa El-Djazair, occupies 27.75 hectares (almost 70 acres) and can accommodate as many 120,000 people.

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