Chengriha brings generals into the fold with Tebboune still out of action
Army chief of staff Chengriha wants to bring back retired senior officers banned by his predecessor Ahmed Gaïd Salah and nip in the bud any dissent within the ranks arising from President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's prolonged absence. [...]
Tebboune cleans up Sellal era contracts
Abdelmajid Tebboune, who has been head of government since May 25, has wasted no time in launching a major review of public sector contracts signed by his predecessor as prime minister, Abdelmalek Sellal. According to our sources, Tebboune signed an urgent [. [...]
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 [. [...]
Bouteflika’s presidency tied to his health
Previously determined to press ahead once he won re-election (MC 1100), president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been playing for time since April 17. And for a good reason. According to Maghreb Confidential’s sources, the president, who has heard comforting words from [. [...]