Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Algeria ex-leader in hint for president to quit

20 March 2014, 14:56

Algiers - Algeria's former president has issued a big hint that the ailing incumbent should withdraw from upcoming elections in April because of his failing health.

The statement by Liamine Zeroual, a former general who led the country from 1995 to 1998 during a bloody civil war against Islamists was carried on the front page of most newspapers on Thursday.

Though it did not specifically mention 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the statement talked about the burdens of the office and the need to be in good physical condition.

Bouteflika suffered a stroke last year that has left his legs paralysed. Government officials insist his mental capacities are unimpaired but in brief TV appearances his speech has been slurred.

Bouteflika is running for a fourth term in office in the 17 April elections.

- AP


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Dating that one person that socie...

Works at a massage parlour. Works at Millionaires Club (that one on Baricho road) - you know the ones I am talking about. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
What do men mean when they say th...

As much as men think they are the ones confused by relationships, they have a better idea of it than most women actually do. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Ruto urges African leaders to shu...

DP William Ruto has called on African nations to shun help from western forces, saying that they can solve their own problems. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Don't be corrupt like your elders...

Shun corruption at all costs, President Uhuru Kenyatta urges Kenyan youth. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Senators order PS to resign over ...

The Senate Health Committee has told Health PS Nicholas Muraguri to resign over the unaccounted for KES 5 billion. Read more...