Moussa Benhamadi is confirmed dead at the age of 67.
Moussa was best known as a Algerian politician and executive.
Death was likely due to COVID-19.
Moussa Benhamadi
Born4 January 1953
Died17 July 2020(2020-07-17) (aged 67)
NationalityAlgeria
OccupationPolitician
Moussa Benhamadi (4 January 1953 – 17 July 2020) was an Algerian politician and researcher. He was a member of the National Liberation Front (FLN).
Biography
Benhamadi commenced his career as a computer engineer and researcher in information systems and networks. In 1985, he founded the Centre de recherche sur l'information scientifique et technique, which became the first internet provider of Algeria in 1993. He headed the center until 2002, when he was elected into the People's National Assembly, representing Bordj Bou Arréridj. In 2008, Benhamadi became CEO of Algérie Télécom, a position he held for two years. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Minister of Communication. His brother, Abderrahmane, directed Groupe Benhamadi Antar Trade-Condor, the family's telecommunications company.
Benhamadi was arrested during the 2019 protests on 18 September. He died of COVID-19 on 17 July 2020 in Bordj Bou Arréridj at the age of 67.
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