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Algiers, April 17, 2014: Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in a wheelchair, accompanied by his brother Said, who is a candidate to be his successor (source: dpa)

Troubled Algeria faces three-pronged crisis, potential collapse

Algeria has not been in such dire straits since it declared independence from France in 1962. The challenges the country faces today make its “bloody decade” during the 1990s, when conflict with the Armed Islamic Group (AIG) killed tens of thousands, seem like a time of stability and prosperity. It is not terrorism that is causing trouble for Algiers this time – at...

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