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 [. [...]
How Ahmed Gaid Salah is bringing the businessmen to heel
Aside from his sabre-rattling about "fomenters of discord" plotting to "infiltrate" the demonstrations to spread "anarchy", army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah has been methodically extending the scope of his influence with the aim of keeping control of the [. [...]
Ahmed Gaid Salah opts for risky power grab
Having understood after the success of the March 22 demonstrations that an extension of Abdelaziz Bouteflika's fourth term could no longer be contemplated, army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah has made his move. With the presidential clan petrified 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 [. [...]