Algeria will be bringing in Islamic financial services before 2018 to help in the financial crisis the country is facing.
Services will be offered by two state banks for the remainder of 2017, and four more banks will be added in 2018.
Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said the changes will help Algeria with the situation that it has fallen into. Despite having rejected Sharia-based financing in the 1990s, the country is now being pushed to a new brink.
The country has experienced a 50 percent drop in crude oil prices since 2014, which has ultimately caused the government to make these changes after the economy has suffered so much.