Sonatrach begins clear-out among security contractors
Two months after taking over as head of Sonatrach new chairman and chief executive Toufik Hakkar has started a major review of the contracts awarded to sub-contractors by his predecessor Kamel-Eddine Chikhi. His first act was to break with Secur [. [...]
Ahmed Gaid Salah to stay in charge after minimalist transition
Whether it be Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Azzedine Mihoubi, Ali Benflis, Abdelaziz Belaïd or Abdelkader Bengrina, the president elected on December 12 will arrive in the El Mouradia Palace with his hands and feet bound. He will take charge of a state [. [...]
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 [. [...]
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