Ahmed Gaid Salah sets election and intelligence reform tempo
As well as remonstrating with the demonstrators, army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah is continuing to work to strengthen his hold over the intelligence services. He wants to be able to weigh on events after the December 12 presidential [. [...]
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 [. [...]
Bouteflika's fate in the hands of the protesters… and Gaid Salah
The Bouteflika clan, which until a few days ago was convinced that its champion's re-election was a mere formality (MC 1329), seems to be losing control. The president's entourage, which had previously been manoeuvring for position, is now waiting in [. [...]
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 prepares to become president for life
Abdelaziz Bouteflika was in conquering mode in his message to Algerians in commemoration of November 1 1954. The major political projects he announced or re-announced should allow him to look forward to the end of his mandate with serenity… and [. [...]
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. [...]