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Algeria

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Date of Birth: 2 March 1937
Place of Birth: Oudja, Morocco


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Which way is Tebboune facing?

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 Abdelaziz Bouteflika forced out of office by popular protests in April 2019...


Locking down the system

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 Bouteflika regime opportunities to entrench itself while fighting the disease (AC Vol 61 No 2 Desperately seeking legitimacy)...


First among unequals

He will have to prove that what in 2017 seemed like a bold anti-corruption campaign targeting the Bouteflika clan wasn't just evidence of Gaïd Salah driving elite in-fighting to a new level which eventually drove Abdelaziz Bouteflika from office (AC Vol 58 No 17 The state stays captured)...


Two visions lock horns

Meanwhile Hirak seems as rudderless as during its early days when Facebook groups first started calling disaffected Algerians onto the streets and before they forced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his clan to abandon the attempt to obtain a fifth term of office for the infirm raïs...

This has reflected suspicions at deals done by 'oligarch' businessmen like Ayoub Aissiou who was linked to the now imprisoned former premier Ahmed Ouyahia and ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's brother Saïd (AC Vol 60 No 13 Rounding up unusual suspects)...


Waiting on the general

In the months since February security force décideurs have been toppled along with ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika his omnipresent brother Saïd Bouteflika four-time premier Ahmed Ouyahia and a number of crony business kingpins yet Gaïd Salah has not only retained control of the army but has been calling the shots within the interim government and an empowered judiciary (AC Vol 60 No 7 Protests flush out the old guard & Vol 60 No 13 Rounding up unusual suspects)...


Rounding up unusual suspects

Once four-time premier Ahmed Ouyahia was seen as a possible successor to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika...


A spring in the step

People power on a scale not seen in 30 years forced elderly and infirm President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to agree not to stand for a fifth term of office...


El Beshir mulls the endgame

This flexibility and agility of the protestors has inspired the fast-growing movement in Algeria which demands the departure of four-term President Abdelaziz Bouteflika...

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Africa in 2019: The youngest continent fights back

In Algeria where the 81-year-old and incapacitated President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will probably stand for and win re-election in April le pouvoir has stifled opposition with a mix of largesse from some of Africa's biggest foreign reserves and the fist of the deep security state...

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