Algerian President sacks campaign manager

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sacked his director for campaigns, reports said.

The former Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, who had led Bouteflika’s three previous successful campaigns was replaced by Transport Minister, Abdelghani Zaalane.

The 82- year old Bouteflika faces an unprecedented challenge in twenty years of being in power.

According to the report, there was no reason assigned for the sacking, Algerians have been protesting a fifth term bid for Bouteflika.

On Friday, tens of thousands of them staged a massive protest in Algiers.

“There has been no official response to the anti-Bouteflika protests”.

Hauwa Mustapha