Bouteflika’s hospital stay just a check-up?
The Algerian presidency knew from the start that Abdelaziz Bouteflika [...]
The race to succeed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, which has taken on a greater urgency since the Algerian leader’s stay at the Alembert Clinic in Grenoble on November 13-16, has prompted a mood of suspicion verging on paranoia in Algiers. [...]
The assassination of French national Herve Gourdel by the Jihadi group Jund Al Khalifa on Sept. 24 came just as Algeria’s security services felt particularly worn down by clashes between the clan of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and allies of Mohamed [. [...]
Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s fourth term in office is now well underway but clans within the presidential circle are already positioning themselves to take over if the leader’s health forces him to stand down.Highly comfortable in his role as stand-in for the [. [...]