Algiers — New protests broke out in the Algerian capital on Sunday against a fifth term for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who faced a midnight deadline to register for April elections. Chanting “Bouteflika go away”, dozens of students rallied in the city centre of Algiers cordoned off by police. Bouteflika’s announcement in February that he would seek another term despite his failing health has unleashed angry protests. The 82-year-old, who uses a wheelchair and has rarely been seen in public since a stroke in 2013, has remained invisible and silent on the demonstrations since they broke out in January. Adding to concerns about his fitness for office, the president flew to Switzerland a week ago for what his office described as “routine medical checks”. On Saturday, he sacked his veteran campaign manager Abdelmalek Sellal, a former prime minister who successfully oversaw Bouteflika’s past three re-election bids, state media said, without giving a reason. Sellal was removed a...

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