Algeria buries former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in muted funeral

Algeria on Sunday buried Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the North African country’s longest-serving president, at a cemetery for its independence heroes, but without the honours accorded to his predecessors.Bouteflika died on Friday aged 84, after a career which took him from being the world’s youngest foreign minister to one of its oldest heads of state, but ended with a humbling fall from power.The veteran strongman had lived as a recluse since quitting office in April 2019 after the military…