Algeria’s political travails continue. Few expect presidential elections slated for 4 July to resolve the country’s sharp political divisions, whilst last month’s ouster of the well-respected Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour from the post of head of state oil and gas firm Sonatrach expanded the uncertainty to the energy sector (MEES, 26 April).

Whoever ends up running Algeria and its energy sector faces massive challenges. (CONTINUED - 1684 WORDS)