Ambassador Driencourt set to leave his post amid diplomatic tensions

The French ambassador in Algiers Xavier Driencourt.
The French ambassador in Algiers Xavier Driencourt. © DR
Much appreciated by Algiers during the era of former president Bouteflika, it's time for French ambassador Xavier Driencourt to move on. As he readies to leave in the next few months, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has gone on the offensive against Paris in a calculated populist move. [...] (767 words)
Issue dated 05/06/2020 Reading time 4 minutes
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