Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies at 84

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s and was ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after 20 years in power, has died at age 84, state television announced on Friday.The report on ENTV, citing a statement from the office of current President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, did not provide the cause of death or information about funeral arrangements.Bouteflika had suffered a stroke in 2013 that badly weakened him. Concerns about…