Algerian General Ahmed Gaid Salah. Photo: EPA-EFE

Algeria’s powerful army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah dies

  • Gaid Salah was seen as Algeria’s de facto strongman following the resignation of president Bouteflika in the face of protests against his bid for a fifth term
  • Land forces commander General Said Chengriha was appointed as interim military chief of staff
Topic |   Africa
Algerian General Ahmed Gaid Salah. Photo: EPA-EFE
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