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Algeria's supreme court said on Wednesday that corruption investigations against former energy minister Chakib Khelil had been reopened, following the arrests of five of the country's richest men

Analysis: As President Bouteflika's health deteriorates, the establishment is worried he may not be able to serve the remainder of his term. The former energy minister could be one replacement.

Algeria: The return of the sovereign presidency

Yassine Temlali

Algeria: The return of the sovereign presidency

Comment: The political police have been sidelined as the ailing Bouteflika seeks to entrench civilian rule, but it is corporate supporters who stand to gain most, writes Yassine Temlali.

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