Mokhtar Belmokhtar: One-eyed man with a vision

by Hervé Pugi. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a Jihadist turned into a (quasi) legend by… his adversaries. Reported dead many times, Washington has put a 5 million dollar price on his head, and he is in the IS line of fire. All the more glory for someone who « dreams of only one thing: to die a martyr ». No doubt about it, Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hard to catch. … Continuer de lire Mokhtar Belmokhtar: One-eyed man with a vision

Algeria: what if it was Hamrouche?

by Hervé Pugi. The 2014 presidential election in Algeria is still fresh. Yet, the question of Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s succession is already present in many minds. Lobbying activities of potential candidates are underway. among the names that are constantly coming up is that of Mouloud Hamrouche, « son of the system »… What exactly is Mouloud Hamrouche’s merit? That of having been the head of the government of … Continuer de lire Algeria: what if it was Hamrouche?