Cevital upset with SACM over new oil production line
Algeria: Cevital management, which is under pressure from the government to ensure that sufficient table oil is available for Ramadan, is upset about the many malfunctions it has encountered on the new production line at its Bejaia refinery.
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Abdelmadjid Tebboune prepares major reshuffle
The head of state is carrying out a series of consultations as he prepares a major reshuffle in which several government heavyweights look likely to lose their posts. Behind the scenes, Tebboune is making no attempt to hide his dissatisfaction with a number of ministers, including foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra.
Planned Franco-Algerian historical commission yet to take shape
Six months after the announcement of its creation, tensions between France and Algeria are delaying the establishment of a bilateral body that is supposed to resolve a row over the countries' shared past. The decrees appointing the commission's French and Algerian experts have still not been published.
Tebboune-Chengriha rift behind Chouiter's sacking
The dismissal of military intelligence chief General Abdelaziz Nouiouet Chouiter is one of the tell-tale signs that not everything is going smoothly between the head of the Algerian army and President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, as is also the case with the Foreign Affairs Minister.
EU Maghreb delegation looks to turn page on Qatargate by choosing a new chairperson
The European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Maghreb Countries, several members of which are concerned by the alleged corruption scandal involving Qatar and Morocco, hopes to restore its image by electing a new chairperson.
Mission impossible for new Sanofi boss in Algeria
The French drugmaker Sanofi risks losing out on the insulin production business in Algeria because of stringent new regulations. Its managing director in Algiers has met with the minister responsible for the drugs sector to try to break the deadlock.
Candia Algérie beefs up on dairy as Saudi and Qatari rivals move in
As it grapples with on-going milk shortages, the Algerian government has turned to investors in the Gulf. That has left local firm Tchin-Lait, a partner of French group Candia, looking for ways to secure its business and become more autonomous.
Algiers continues to curb access to new foreign banks
As has been the case for the past fifteen years, the annual list of banks approved of by Algiers does not feature any foreign newcomers. The situation, which is down to lack of political will and an uncompetitive business environment, does not look likely to change.