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Tebboune shakes up his secret services

Director of the DGSE Bernard Emie, French Armies Minister Sebastien Lecornu, French President Emmanuel Macron and French Chief of the Defence Staff General Thierry Burkhard, attend a lunch with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune (2nd R) and Algerian generals at the presidential residence in Zeralda on 26 August 2022, during an official visit to Algeria.
Director of the DGSE Bernard Emie, French Armies Minister Sebastien Lecornu, French President Emmanuel Macron and French Chief of the Defence Staff General Thierry Burkhard, attend a lunch with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune (2nd R) and Algerian generals at the presidential residence in Zeralda on 26 August 2022, during an official visit to Algeria. © Ludovic MARIN/Pool/AFP
As he restructures the intelligence services, a process that he embarked upon in July, the Algerian leader is retaking control of an apparatus that for many years had enjoyed a certain autonomy from presidential oversight. This shake-up is having direct repercussions on the sub-region and on the neighbouring Sahel in particular. [...] (1175 words)
Issue dated 22/09/2022 Reading time 5 minutes

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