ALGERIA Issue dated 27/08/2021

Algiers discreetly prepared its partners for its break-up with Rabat

Algeria's foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra speaks during a news conference in Algiers, August 24, 2021.
Algeria's foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra speaks during a news conference in Algiers, August 24, 2021. © REUTERS/Abdelaziz Boumzar
In the months prior to Algeria's unexpected announcement on 24 August that it was breaking off diplomatic ties with Morocco, its security chiefs were in regular contact with their foreign partners. They detailed to them their complaints about Morocco and accused it of encouraging two of Algeria's leading opposition movements to form an alliance. [...] (483 words)
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