Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies at 84

Published Sep 18 2021 at 12:47 AM GMT
  • Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s and was ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after 20 years in power, has died at age 84, state television announced on Friday.
  • The report on ENTV, citing a statement from the office of current President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, did not provide the cause of death or information about funeral arrangements.
  • Bouteflika had suffered a stroke in 2013 that badly weakened him.



  • Published Sep 18, 2021 12:47 AM GMT