Algerian President Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika waits to greet the Mauritanian president upon his arrival in Algiers, December 11, 2011Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been admitted to hospital in the southeastern French town of Grenoble, a French government source told AFP on Friday. The clinic did not offer a reason for his hospitalisation nor give an update on his condition but Bouteflika has been in poor health since 2013 when he was treated for a “mini-stroke” in Paris. Bouteflika has hardly been seen in public since his re-election in April. According to the regional newspaper Le Dauphine Libere, Bouteflika was admitted in the cardiology unit of a private clinic called the Alembert.

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