Ahmed Ben Bella

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Ben Bella, Ahmed

(äkhmĕd` bĕn bĕl`lä), 1919–2012, Algerian statesman. After World War II he joined the Algerian nationalist movement and soon became a leader of its underground paramilitary faction. He later (1952–56) served as director of the movement. Imprisoned (1956–62) for his activities, he became Algeria's first premier after independence was declared in 1962 and was elected president in 1963. In 1965, Ben Bella's government was toppled in a coup led by Houari BoumedienneBoumedienne, Houari
, 1932?–78, president and prime minister of Algeria (1965–78). While studying in Cairo during the early 1950s he joined a group of expatriate Algerian nationalists that included Ahmed Ben Bella.
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, and he was kept under house arrest until 1980, when he went into exile (1980–90) in Switzerland.
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1963 shows Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella talks with Foreign Minister Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Algiers.
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In Morocco, comrades of the resistance gathered from different parts of the Maghreb to pay tribute to the late Ahmed Ben Bella, in recognition of his efforts to open up the Algerian liberation movement to equivalent movements in the Maghreb, by the logic of solidarity and of cohesion in the shared battle of liberation.
Ahmed Ben Bella was also Algeria's first post-independence president, and many will fondly remember him as the fiery speaker that told the OAU's inaugural session in Addis Ababa in May 1963 that Africa's liberation was something that we should all "die a little or even completely" to achieve.
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Ahmed Ben Bella, a key leader in Algeria's struggle to win independence from France, died yesterday at his home in Algiers a the age of 95.
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The Panel, under the leadership of former Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella agreed to hold its next meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in February 2011.