Hocine Ait Ahmed


Age: 89

leader of the Algerian war of independence against France that began in 1954 who became a major opponent of the Algerian government dominated by the military since then and remained an influential figure in Algerian politics, pushing for democracy and opposing successive governments even though he spent decades in exile in Switzerland.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: August 20, 1926

Died: December 23, 2015

Lausanne, Switzerland