Ali Kafi

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Ali Kafi

Ali Hussein Kafi ( Arabic علي حسين كافي, DMG ʿAlī Ḥusain Kāfī ; * October 7, 1928 in El Harrouch ; † April 16, 2013 in Geneva ) was an Algerian politician and president of Algeria from July 2, 1992 to January 31, 1994 .


Kafi served during the War of Independence against France and rose to the rank of colonel. From 1957 to 1959 he commanded Wilaya 2 (North Constantinoois) of the ALN. After the victory of the nationalists in the war of independence, he was not one of the supporters of Ahmed Ben Bellas , who became president after independence. Later he was his country's ambassador to Syria , Egypt , Iraq and Italy . In 1990 he was reappointed to a high political office as Secretary General of the FLN War Veterans Organization.

Four days after the assassination of Muhammad Boudiaf, he became chairman of the High Council of State , which was controlled by the Algerian army and intended as a transitional government. His successor was Liamine Zéroual . During the Algerian Civil War he was President of Algeria.

Ali Kafi died in Switzerland in 2013 and was buried in the El Alia cemetery in Algiers.

Web links

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Individual evidence

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  2. ^ A b Hugh Roberts: The Battlefield Algeria 1988 - 2002 - Studies in a Broken Polity. London, 2003, p. 244
  3. a b c Ali Kafi, Algeria head of state during civil war, dies . In: The Daily Star , April 16, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ Who's Who in the Arab World, 1997-1998 . Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Ali Kafi, former Algerian leader, dies at 84 . In: Los Angeles Times , April 17, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013.