Abdelmadjid Tebboune sets up home in Val d'Hydra
Abdelmadjid Tebboune recently moved into a huge and beautiful Moorish
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
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
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.