Algeria's political shakeup

Algeria's political shakeup
Algeria's political shakeup

Algeria's political shakeup

Algeria’s long serving head of intelligence, Mohamed Mediene, was ousted from his post this week. He was often referred to as 'the Lord of Algeria, ' because of the power and influence he wielded during the 25 years he held the post. We’ll take a look at what’s behind the power shift and what it could mean with William Lawrence, director of Middle East and North Africa programs at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy. (Photo: Flickr/thierry ehrmann)