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Just In: Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi Dies



Just In: Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi Dies

92-year-old Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, died after been hospitalised with a severe illness in late June and was returned to intensive care on Thursday in a military hospital.

Hafedh Caid Essebsi the president’s son said that Essebsi was hospitalized on Wednesday after he suffered the effects of last month’s crisis, confirming an earlier report on local radio.

Africa News24 learned Beji Caid Essebsi previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1981 to 1986 and as Prime Minister from February 2011 to December 2011.

He was also the fifth President of Tunisia from December 2014 until his death.



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