After denying the reports coming out from the Val de Grâce Hospital (Paris), on 28 April 2013 the Qatari Al-Jazeera channel announced the death of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, at the age of 76.

The channel has been endeavoring to foment an "Arab Spring" in Algeria since the fall of Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya.

On 28 April, President Bouteflika was readmitted to the Paris hospital, following a transient ischemic attack (TIA).