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At the last Council of Ministers, the Algerian government has announced that, starting next month, Algeria would change its weekends from the current Thursday-Friday to the "mixed" or "semi-universal" Friday-Saturday.
The change, as specified in the "décret n°09-244 du 22 Juillet 2009, modifiant le décret exécutif n°97-59 du 03 Mars 1997", and which will take effect as of August 14, 2009, had been expected for the last few years (2009-05-05, 2007-06-27 and 2005-01-11).
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