Jump to navigation

Algeria

Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah

Date of Birth: 13 January 1940
Place of Birth: Batna


Displaying 21-30 out of 32 results.

Political plots in a slow month

There was pressure for Boutef's trusted Chief of Staff and Deputy Defence Minister Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah to be retired...

In fact Saïd stays in his key role and Gaïd Salah's tenure at the head of a huge and ever growing military was confirmed in the reshuffle...


Trembles at the top

Ahmed Gaïd Salah a key Bouteflika-loyalist whose longevity at the Defence Ministry has surprised many army-watchers (AC Vol 54 No 15 Leadership in limbo)...


Attack prompts security reshuffle

Ahmed Gaïd Salah another key Bouteflika loyalist...

This followed the Independence Day promotions that doubled the number of lieutenant generals in the ANP – a rank previously held only by Gaïd Salah and Tewfik among serving commanders – as Gendarmerie Nationale commander Ahmed Boustila and Benali took the highest rank in recognition not only of their seniority but also of their close links to the ‘presidential clan'...


The long goodbye

Ahmed Gaïd Salah (75 this month) with a younger candidate to lead a reinvigorated military...


Comrades in arms deals

Ahmed Gaïd Salah a key ally of the ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika...

Aspiring suppliers have been sending missions to sound out the emerging younger generation of officers although Gaïd Salah who was promoted to de facto Defence Minister earlier this year and Medienne continue to stick stubbornly to office...

A long-awaited reshuffle at the top of the military-security apparatus is orchestrated by Gaïd Salah who has proved much more resilient than most analysts ever thought likely...


Adrift in dangerous waters

Bouteflika clearly cannot continue for long and key allies such as the Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah and the head of military intelligence the Département du renseignement et de la sécurité (DRS) Lt...


Après moi, moi

They include Constitutional Council President Mourad Medelci; the army Chief of Staff and Deputy Defence Minister Ahmed Gaïd Salah; the Minister of State for the Interior and Local Authorities El Tayeb Belaïz; Justice Minister El Tayeb Louh and the Front de libération nationale Secretary General Amar Saïdani...


Boutef's miracle return

Ahmed Gaïd Salah...

This gave Gaïd Salah direct control of the National Defence Ministry the ANP and key DRS services...

He is unlikely to have voluntarily ceded to Gaïd Salah services central to DRS operations: the Centre de communication et de diffusion (CCD) the Direction centrale de la sécurité de l'armée (DCSA) and the Service de police judiciaire...


Leadership in limbo

On 21 May he was moved to the Institution Nationale des Invalides and on 13 June the state-controlled ENTV channel broadcast three minutes of heavily-edited footage of an apparently convalescing Bouteflika drinking coffee and chatting with Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and the Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah...

Sellal and Gaïd Salah were there to represent the continuity of the state...

Gaïd Salah is among those expected to be retired...


Displaying 21-30 out of 32 results.