Investment promotion agency plans foreign tour
The new body set up in September 2022 is aiming to attract and reassure investors with new incentives.
Algeria's Institut Diplomatique et des Relations Internationales (IDRI) was created as a training centre for diplomats and now hopes to become an influential think-tank as well. But its ambitions have been hampered by constant changes in its top management.
Algeria's former defence minister Khaled Nezzar, who has been indicted by Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court for war crimes, has made it known that he will not attend his trial. The case has caused a rift between both countries.
Although there are a growing number of indications that Burundi is moving closer to Morocco, Algeria is striving to maintain its influence in the small East African country. The rivalry between the two North African countries is boosting Burundi's diplomatic ambitions.
Food processing firm Cevital is taking advantage of exemptions granted by Algiers to export sugar to Libya again.
The director of communications in the president's office is a key player in the distribution of advertising by the government agency in support of the press.
The French foreign ministry's top Africa diplomat Christophe Bigot is expected in Algiers over the next few days to discuss the situation in Niger.
The presence in France of the Algerian cyber-activist "Amir DZ", who has been condemned to death in his own country, would appear to be an embarrassment for the French government, as the prospect of a historic reconciliation between Paris and Algiers becomes increasingly remote.
The authorities are preoccupied with a strike that has greatly reduced operations at the Port of Bejaia, the country's second largest. The pressure is on operator Bejaïa Mediterranean Terminal (BMT) to find a solution.
Cevital CEO Malik Rebrab plans to carry out a profound restructuring of the Algerian agri-food giant, reversing the centralised development strategy followed by his father, Issad Rebrab.
With a view to strengthening its rapport with state-owned Sonatrach, CEO Patrick Pouyanné has decided to appoint an experienced figure at the helm of TotalEnergies in Algiers.
Patrick Durel, French President Emmanuel Macron's adviser on North Africa, to stay on for another year.
Djahid Zefizef's successor as Algerian football federation president will be known in September. Several candidates are emerging to take over from the former sporting director of the national squad, who stepped down in mid-July.
To ease the pressure on the agrifood sector, the Algerian authorities have taken over two entities belonging to the Boudiab brothers, who are currently facing corruption charges.
By appointing Moncef Sassi to the private office of foreign minister Nabil Ammar, the Tunisian leader intends to keep closer tabs on a ministry from which he has for a long time kept his distance.
On 4 July, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune promoted Colonel Mahrez Djeribi, acting director of the army's military intelligence unit, to the rank of general, in a tacit confirmation of the officer's position at the head of this major intelligence service.
Mohamed Grazem has lost his appeal against Belgian mining equipment supplier Matera, which accused him of influence peddling and corruption on their behalf in Algeria.
Following a year-long export ban, sugar refined by the Algerian company can start crossing the Mediterranean again.
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