Algeria of the Generals (Paperback)

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Algeria of the Generals (Paperback)

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Since independence, Algeria has been ruled by Generals who have kept the country in a state of civil war and misery. But how does this power function and endure? Arrested and tortured in Algeria for setting up a free student union in the 1980s, accused of Islamism and frequently harassed ever since, Lyes Laribi has come into close contact with Military Security, Algeria's political police force.

The author traces the history of the internal quarrels between General Zeroual's clan and General Nezzar's-coups d' tat, economic schemes, political crimes spanning from 1962 to 1999. Now, Lyes Laribi reveals that behind the government of the current president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, lies a third clan of Generals, an extension of these corrupt cliques.

This courageous investigation by the author of Dans les ge les de Nezzar is an original and passionate critique of Algeria's recent history. An invitation to give back to the Algerian people the trust and voice confiscated from them.


Foreword by Ghazi Hidouci, statistician, economist, Algerian Minister of Economy and Finance during the government of openness and reform (1989-1991).

With an unpublished chart of the Algerian military hierarchy since 1964.

Product Details ISBN: 9782315012305
ISBN-10: 2315012309
Publisher: Max Milo Editions
Publication Date: July 6th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English