Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected as President of Algeria. He is 77 years old and has been the leader of the country since 1999. Algeria is the largest country (by area) in Africa and is the 10th largest country in the world. Algeria got its independence from France in 1962. A large percentage of the country is a desert. Algeria’s capital is easy to remember, it is Algiers.
Image Credits: Ricardo Stuckert/PR for Bouteflika’s image
Sources: CIA World Factbook, http://www.aljazeera.com/