The Greens last triumphed on home soil in 1990, but have now secured another trophy by beating a Senegal side that were looking for their first ever AFCON title.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's live minute-by-minute updates of the action below.
SENEGAL: Gomis; Gassama, Sane, Kouyate, Sabaly; Gueye, N'Diaye; Mane, Sarr, Saivet; Niang
ALGERIA: M'Bolhi; Zeffane, Mandi, Benlamri, Bensebaini; Mahrez, Feghouli, Bennacer, Guedioura; Belaili, Bounedjah
Just the one booking to report with Algeria defender Bensebaini carded for a late challenge on Sarr. The 24-year-old is walking a fine line having also made a couple of poor tackles since.
Algeria, meanwhile, have options in the shape of Brahimi, Ounas and Slimani. Both managers can certainly bring quality attackers onto the field if they wish to alter proceedings tonight.
Baghdad Bounedjah's deflected effort in the second minute proved to be the difference, with Senegal unable to find a leveller despite having a host of decent opportunities to score.