Tebboune targets intelligence and parliament in belated anti-Hirak drive

Anti-government demonstration held on the second anniversary of the Hirak movement in Algiers on 26 February, 2021.
Anti-government demonstration held on the second anniversary of the Hirak movement in Algiers on 26 February, 2021. © Farouk Batiche/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom/MaxPPP
Though weakened, president Abdelmadjid Tebboune is trying, somewhat belatedly, to take back control of the country's intelligence services in order to wield more influence over the reshuffle of the political deck. [...] (794 words)
Issue dated 11/03/2021 Reading time 4 minutes
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