Another mystery on the ‘cocaine coast’

Another mystery on the ‘cocaine coast’

Algeria’s cocaine coast: a 300 kg shipment of cocaine was recovered by the coast guard near Skikda in January Besides the current state of limbo — as Algeria waits for confirmation about whether the ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fifth term...

The threat of regime implosion in Algeria

A central figure of the regime’s Bouteflika clan, Saïd Bouteflika (left) and Army Chief of Staff General Ahmed Gaïd Salah (right) Algeria is now facing the very real threat of a rupture within the regime. For months, there has been talk about the in-fighting...
Algeria’s regime targets journalists

Algeria’s regime targets journalists

Algeria’s trend of targeting journalists is worrying. France-based blogger Amir Boukers, an Algerian who writes the Facebook blog under the hashtag name of AmarDZ, came under vicious attack from Anis Rahmani’s Arab-language Ennahar channel. Those suspected of helping...
Possible cabinet changes in Algeria

Possible cabinet changes in Algeria

There has been considerable media speculation over a likely cabinet reshuffle in the autumn, with even the replacement of Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia being given serious discussion. But in light of the recent and extensive changes in the security forces, the general...