Turf battles sap DRS intelligence agency
The assassination of French national Herve Gourdel by the Jihadi group Jund Al Khalifa on Sept. 24 came just as Algeria’s security services felt particularly worn down by clashes between the clan of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and allies of Mohamed [. [...]
Two clans vying for post-Bouteflika power
Abdelaziz Bouteflika's fourth term in office is now well underway but clans within the presidential circle are already positioning themselves to take over if the leader's health forces him to stand down.Highly comfortable in his role as stand-in for the [. [...]
Who will run Bouteflika's campaign?
Abdelaziz Bouteflika wants would-be challengers to emerge from the woodworks before officially announcing his intention to stand for a fourth term in next April’s presidential elections. But he’s already weighing his choice of a campaign director, a highly strategic job. [...]