Intelligence: Ahmed Gaid Salah recreates his own "DRS"
Army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah is manoeuvring furiously to strengthen his hold over post-Bouteflika Algeria. He has set about turning the Army Central Security Directorate, the DCSA, into an all-powerful intelligence service comparable to the former Intelligence and [. [...]
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 [. [...]
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. [...]