Algerian president Bouteflika, who has rarely been seen in public in recent years, put in a rare appearance on Algerian state TV on 8 September.

But the appearance throws up more questions than answers given that the wheelchair-bound 79-year-old, who suffered a stroke in 2013, barely moved, failed to say anything and “looked tired,” according to BBC Monitoring’s write-up. (CONTINUED - 58 WORDS)