Uncategorized August 03, 2017 at 09:00 am

Africa’s Sick Presidents & the Non-Disclosure of Their Health Status

Mark Babatunde August 03, 2017 at 09:00 am

August 03, 2017 at 09:00 am | Uncategorized

  1. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Algeria)
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Photo Credit: Alquds

Eighty-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria is rumored to be bedridden and rarely makes public appearances since he suffered a stroke in 2013.

On several occasions he has had to postpone or reschedule meetings with visiting foreign dignitaries due to his poor health, including an abrupt cancellation of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Algerian capital, Algiers, in February.

His most recent public appearance after months of absence came in July as Algerians celebrated Independence Day. After nearly two decades in power, many wonder if he can finish his current term in office.


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