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Algeria

Algeria

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

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Under attack

Algeria's Islamist underground is largely home grown but benefits from foreign attachments

The Algiers bombings of 11 April confirmed that the radical Islamist underground was on the move. For years, it has been confined largely to its strongholds in parts of Kabylie - t...


Khalifa in court

The celebrities were missing from Algeria's 'trial of the century' at Blida Criminal Court, when Judge Fatiha Brihimi sentenced fugitive banker Rafik Abdelmoumen Khalifa to life im...


The President's generals

The President may be back but succession rumours are festering

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has spent much of the last three months in the Val-de-Grâce military hospital in Paris, being treated for what was eventually announced to be a...


Abdelaziz of Arabia

President Bouteflika wants the Arab summit to underline his domination of regional politics

On 22-23 March, Algiers hosts the League of Arab States summit and will consummate its return to the top table of Arab politics, or so President Abdelaziz Bouteflika believes. The ...


Military matters

The 3 August announcement that Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Lamari had resigned for health reasons (for treatment in Spain for an eye condition) came after weeks of ne...


A man for election seasons

Algerians dislike their clever President but they'll probably re-elect him

On 8 April, Abdelaziz Bouteflika will almost certainly become Algeria's first civilian president to win re-election. If he does, it will reflect less on his popularity than his hol...


Le Para moves east

On 9-10 March, fighting in Chad's Tibesti region, near the Niger border, indicated that fighters from Algeria's biggest active Islamist militia, the Groupe Salafiste de Préd...


Squeezing Le Para

The Algerian security services' relaxed approach to the growing United States' military presence in the Sahel reflects their concern at the number of arms in circulation, especiall...


Desert shadows

Reports of an ambush at the end of January somewhere between 'north of Tamanrasset' in southern Algeria and northern Mali point to the complex and lethal war games under way across...


Split parties, stout leaders

President Bouteflika looks vulnerable ahead of the elections as politicians fall out

The elite is at war again, this time with each other. At stake in the power-struggle, a particularly vicious and unprincipled one even by Algeria's standards, is incumbent Presiden...


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