Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Jihadists attack U.N. base in Mali

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Assange #ArbitrarilyDetained

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Part 1: Julian Assange, Brexit

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Migrant crisis: Is Calais the dead end on the migrant trail?

Read more

FOCUS

Transgender children: Embracing the transition process

Read more

ENCORE!

Phil Collins remastered

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Taking a slice: The challenge of taxing multinationals

Read more

FASHION

Haute couture: Chains and Napoléon’s sisters on the Parisian runway

Read more

#THE 51%

Afghanistan’s first lady

Read more

Africa

Algeria's Bouteflika in Paris hospital after minor stroke

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-04-29

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was transferred to a Paris hospital for treatment on Sunday after suffering a minor stroke, which Algeria’s state news agency said had caused no permanent damage.

The state of health of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, flown to hospital in Paris after suffering a stroke, raises "no worries," the premier's office said Sunday in a statement cited by national news agency APS.

"Following the transient ischaemia without consequences which the president of the republic... suffered yesterday (Saturday), additional medical tests at Val-de-Grace hospital in Paris have confirmed that his state of health raises no worries," it said.

"As such, the activities of national life will continue to be carried out as normal," the prime minister's office said.

Earlier, Rachid Bougherbal, director of Algeria's National Sports Medicine Centre where the president was first treated, said the transient ischaemia – a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain often called a "mini-stroke" – "did not last long".

Bouteflika "did not suffer irreversible damage", he told APS, explaining that "no sensory function was impaired

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-04-28

COMMENT(S)