Intelligence: Ahmed Gaid Salah recreates his own "DRS"
Army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah is manoeuvring furiously to strengthen his hold over post-Bouteflika Algeria. He has set about turning the Army Central Security Directorate, the DCSA, into an all-powerful intelligence service comparable to the former Intelligence and [. [...]
Bouteflika's fate in the hands of the protesters… and Gaid Salah
The Bouteflika clan, which until a few days ago was convinced that its champion's re-election was a mere formality (MC 1329), seems to be losing control. The president's entourage, which had previously been manoeuvring for position, is now waiting in [. [...]
Bouteflika puts on velvet gloves to secure 5th term
Confronted with the biggest popular protest movement for two decades, the Bouteflika clan has bent but not broken. While the rais, who is physically frail, has been in Geneva since February 24 for "periodical medical examinations", his entourage has adopted [. [...]
Bouteflika's nephew Benmansour is new billboard king
The giants of the Algerian billboard market are quaking in their boots! For some months now, they have watched helplessly as their competitor Innomedia has risen irresistibly to prominence. This young company, which is owned and run by Ahmed Karim [. [...]