Ahmed Gaid Salah sets election and intelligence reform tempo
As well as remonstrating with the demonstrators, army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah is continuing to work to strengthen his hold over the intelligence services. He wants to be able to weigh on events after the December 12 presidential [. [...]
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 [. [...]
How Ahmed Gaid Salah is bringing the businessmen to heel
Aside from his sabre-rattling about "fomenters of discord" plotting to "infiltrate" the demonstrations to spread "anarchy", army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah has been methodically extending the scope of his influence with the aim of keeping control of the [. [...]
Tebboune cleans up Sellal era contracts
Abdelmajid Tebboune, who has been head of government since May 25, has wasted no time in launching a major review of public sector contracts signed by his predecessor as prime minister, Abdelmalek Sellal. According to our sources, Tebboune signed an urgent [. [...]
Who will run Bouteflika's campaign?
Abdelaziz Bouteflika wants would-be challengers to emerge from the woodworks before officially announcing his intention to stand for a fourth term in next April’s presidential elections. But he’s already weighing his choice of a campaign director, a highly strategic job. [...]