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’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 triggers vast security shakeup
On the defensive for months (MC 1061), president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s clan headed by his brother Said has embarked on a drive to curb the powers of the country’s security establishment. Their determination lies behind sudden changes at the intelligence and [. [...]