Tebboune has been treated in a German clinic for a month
Algiers (AFP) – The Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was treated for a corona infection in Germany, wants to return to his homeland soon. The 75-year-old had left the hospital and would fly to Algeria “in the coming days,” the presidency said on Monday. Tebboune is “on the way to recovery”.
Algeria’s President Tebboune
Tebboune was brought to a clinic in Germany for medical examinations at the end of October after suspicion of corona among several of his employees. A few days later, his office then announced that the president had been infected with the novel corona virus.
Since then, information about Tebboune’s health has only been published at irregular intervals. His long absence sparked speculation about a power vacuum in Algeria.
Months of protests in the North African country led to the overthrow of long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April last year. In December Tebboune was elected as the new head of state – but he is considered a close confidante of Bouteflika.
Article from 11/30/2020