Algeria’s ex-President Bouteflika Buried

Algeria’s ex-President Bouteflika Buried

The funeral of Algeria’s former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has taken place in Algiers, without the fanfare accorded to previous leaders.

His body was carried by a tank for burial at El-Alia cemetery, where his predecessors and other independence fighters are also interred.

Mr. Bouteflika died on Friday at the age of 84.

He ruled Algeria for two decades but was forced from power two years ago by mass protests.

His brother Said, who’s serving a prison sentence for corruption, was allowed to attend.

BBC

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