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Algeria

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Date of Birth: 2 March 1937
Place of Birth: Oudja, Morocco


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Waiting on the general

In the months since February security force décideurs have been toppled along with ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika his omnipresent brother Saïd Bouteflika four-time premier Ahmed Ouyahia and a number of crony business kingpins yet Gaïd Salah has not only retained control of the army but has been calling the shots within the interim government and an empowered judiciary (AC Vol 60 No 7 Protests flush out the old guard & Vol 60 No 13 Rounding up unusual suspects)...


Rounding up unusual suspects

Once four-time premier Ahmed Ouyahia was seen as a possible successor to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika...


A spring in the step

People power on a scale not seen in 30 years forced elderly and infirm President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to agree not to stand for a fifth term of office...


El Beshir mulls the endgame

This flexibility and agility of the protestors has inspired the fast-growing movement in Algeria which demands the departure of four-term President Abdelaziz Bouteflika...

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Africa in 2019: The youngest continent fights back

In Algeria where the 81-year-old and incapacitated President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will probably stand for and win re-election in April le pouvoir has stifled opposition with a mix of largesse from some of Africa's biggest foreign reserves and the fist of the deep security state...

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A stasis of emergency

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's quiet mid-January visit to his cardiologist in Grenoble reminded Algerians that for all the country's economic and social problems politics remains dominated by one issue: the health of the 81-year-old raïs...


The sick men of North Africa

This was Abdelaziz Bouteflika's rallying call to mark this year's 64th anniversary but what all but the most blinkered Algerians saw at the formal wreath-laying at El Alia Cemetery was a wheelchair-bound and apparently extremely infirm octogenarian...

'I do not see anybody apart from the current leader of another party of the majority… who could fill Abdelaziz Bouteflika's chair ' said Ziari an FLN politburo member arguing that the ruling party was in 'disrepair' and lacked any credible alternatives to the incumbent...


Dead in the water

Only in Algeria could a surge in calls for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to stand for a fifth term in the 2019 presidential election trigger speculation that the 81-year-old raïs's health is even worse than previously thought and that according to the Algiers rumour mill he may even be dead (AC Vol 59 No 1 Cold war and glacial change)...


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