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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He accused late President Ahmed Ben Bella of working as an agent under the former commander of Egyptian intelligence, Fathi Al-Deeb.
Haddad Adel praised the first president of Algeria Ahmed Ben Bella after the country's independence, and added that he has always been respected by the Iranian nation and government.
CARTHAGE (TAP) - President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali and National Constituent Assembly Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar attended on Friday in Algeria, the funerals of the Algerian former President Ahmed Ben Bella, one of the Algerian Revolution's main chiefs and of the symbols of liberation in Africa and Asia.
HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani have sent cables to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika condoling the death of the former Algerian president Ahmed Ben Bella.
Amman, April 12 (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika condoling him over the death of the first president of independent Algeria, Ahmed Ben Bella.
Summary: ABU DHABI -- The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a condolence cable to Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflicka on the death of former president Ahmed Ben Bella.
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.
This is best illustrated by Ahmed Ben Bella, a revolutionary leader and Algeria's first president, who announced on independence day that Algeria is "Arab, Arab and Arab" to please his supporters, and critics, in the Arab world.
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Additional comrades at SPF from the Tricontinental days include Daniel Ortega, Sandinista chief and co-founder of SPF; Shafik Handal, FMLN terrorist group founder and former general secretary of the Communist Party of El Salvador; Leonardo Boff and Frei Betto of Brazil, two of the leading lights of "liberation theology" since the 1960s; Marco Aurelio Garcia, Brazilian Communist and SPF executive secretary; Mario Marulanda Velez, maximum leader of FARC, Colombia's narco-terrorist army; and Ahmed Ben Bella, former Algerian dictator and 1960s leader of the Communist FLN terrorists in Algeria.
Some note the historical frictions, starting from the socialist orientations of Ahmed Ben Bella in the late 1950s to the decision by Houari Boumedienne to cut links with the US during the 1967 Six-Day war.
30pm: Stop the War Coalition rally: Don't Attack Iraq, with Tony Benn, Bianca Jagger, ex-UN weapons inspector Dennis Halliday, former Algerian president Ahmed Ben Bella and campaigner John Rees.