Drs News

Algeria’s Bouteflika: highlights of a long presidency

– January 30, 2016: He tightens his grip on power by disbanding the Drs intelligence agency, considered by many a “state within a state”.

Capital News , Kenya Feb 11, 2019

Algeria's Bouteflika confirms run for 5th term

In early 2016, he dissolved the all-powerful Drs intelligence agency after dismissing its leader General Mohamed Mediene, known as "Toufik", who had clung to the post for a quarter of a century.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 10, 2019

Algeria’s Bouteflika confirms he will run for 5th term

In early 2016, he dissolved the all-powerful Drs intelligence agency after dismissing its leader General Mohamed Mediene, known as “Toufik”, who had clung to the post for a quarter of a century.

The Independent , Uganda Feb 10, 2019

Algeria's Bouteflika confirms run for 5th term: state media

In early 2016, he dissolved the all-powerful Drs intelligence agency after dismissing its leader General Mohamed Mediene, known as "Toufik", who had clung to the post for a quarter of a century.

EWN , South Africa Feb 9, 2019

Algeria's Bouteflika: highlights in a long presidency

- January 30, 2016: He tightens his grip on power by disbanding the Drs intelligence agency, considered by many a "state within a state".

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 18, 2019