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 [. [...]
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. [...]
Bouteflika & Mediene need to fight together
An investigation by a Milan court into hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes paid by Italy’s Saipem to persons close to former energy minister Chakib Khelil has had the unexpected result in Algiers of forcing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and [. [...]