Bouteflika puts on velvet gloves to secure 5th term
Confronted with the biggest popular protest movement for two decades, the Bouteflika clan has bent but not broken. While the rais, who is physically frail, has been in Geneva since February 24 for "periodical medical examinations", his entourage has adopted [. [...]
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 & 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 [. [...]