Messali Hadj

Messali Hadj

Ahmed Ben Messali Hadj (Arabic: مصالي الحاج‎) (1898 in Tlemcen, French Algeria - June 3, 1974 in Paris, France) was an Algerian nationalist politician dedicated to the independence of his homeland from France. He co-founded the Étoile nord-africaine, the Parti du peuple algérien and the Mouvement pour le triomphe des libertés démocratiques before dissociating himself from the armed struggle for Independence in 1954. He also founded the Mouvement national algérien to counteract the ongoing efforts of the Front de libération nationale.

Read more about Messali Hadj:  Background, Radicalization in Algeria, Leader of The MNA, After Independence

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