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Algeria

Algeria

Population: 41.32 mn.
GDP: $170.37 bn.
Debt: $5.7 bn.

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Sick of everything

The 74-year-old President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, is seriously ill with Covid-19 while the body politic shows no signs of recovery either. The turnout for the 1 November referendum ...


Which way is Tebboune facing?

A month ahead of a constitutional referendum and parliamentary elections, the country is deeply divided over the government’s claims of reform

Supporters of President Abdelmajid Tebboune, backed by army Chief of Staff Major General Saïd Chengriha, have presided over the crushing of the oligarch culture that thrived under...


Reshuffles and releases

There was something for everyone to celebrate on Independence Day, 5 July, as President Abdelmajid Tebboune named 74-year-old Major General Saïd Chengriha as his permanent Chief of...


Locking down the system

The elite is using the pandemic to consolidate its position while the grass-roots opposition struggles to regain traction

President Abdelmajid Tebboune's government is emerging from the coronavirus crisis financially much poorer but more politically secure, as the lockdown has given the post-Abdelaziz...


Protests on pause

Algerians became accustomed to staying at home during the 1990s conflict between the state and radical Islam. The extent to which they are prepared to observe the lockdown was evid...


Desperately seeking legitimacy

The new President will struggle to assert himself and break free from the military and the Deep State

The sudden death on 23 December of military strongman Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaïd Salah may prove more significant for Algeria's future than the election on 12 December of a...


First among unequals

The gap between Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his rivals in the 12 December presidential election was sufficient to give the 73-year-old a big win, with 58.14% of the vote, according to...


Two visions lock horns

The military is digging in and it will take more than weekly demos to dislodge the autocrats

The activists of El Hirak ('the movement'), who have been pitting thousands of protestors against the sclerotic ruling class every Friday for nine months, had high hopes of forcing...


Waiting on the general

No longer posing as an avuncular placeman, Gaïd Salah has emerged as Algeria's key power-broker

It seems a very long time since Algeria-watchers questioned whether a political beast with ambitions to control the military/security establishment and its 'deep state' structures ...


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