FLN big shots snap up Sonatrach security contracts
A triumvirate of senior FLN figures has taken a major slice of Sonatrach's security business. The giant oil group, a major consumer of security guards and protection services, is increasingly calling on the services of senators Khaled Boudjabeur and Mohamed [. [...]
Bouteflika’s next target - Ahmed Gaïd Salah ?
It was the logical conclusion of the sacking of Mohamed "Toufik" Médiene in September. The DRS intelligence and security department he headed has been turned into the DSS security services directorate, thus rebuilding the country’s power structure around Abdelaziz Bouteflika [. [...]
VIP aircraft sow discord between Paris and Gaid Salah
While Alger's army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah launches into anti-corruption probes within the highest echelons of government, announcing "the time of reckoning has come", a secret deal with the Algerian ministry of national defence has got Paris and Algiers in a flutter. [...]