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 [. [...]
Bouteflika triggers vast security shakeup
On the defensive for months (MC 1061), president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s clan headed by his brother Said has embarked on a drive to curb the powers of the country’s security establishment. Their determination lies behind sudden changes at the intelligence and [. [...]