Speculation grows over Algerian president's health
A picture taken on January 14, 2013 shows Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. AFP PhotoThe Twittersphere went berserk over the weekend amid conflicting reports on ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s health more than a month after the 76-year-old leader was last seen in public.
In a reference to the popular children’s book “Where’s Wally?” – or “Where’s Charlie?” in French - a tweet quipped, “It’s official: Charlie retires in favour of Bouteflika - who’s much harder to find.”
The candour visible on social media sites was in stark contrast with the Soviet-style secrecy of Algerian authorities on the state of the Algerian president’s health.
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