Mohamed Seddik Benyahia
|Born||January 30, 1932|
|Died||May 3, 1982|
|Occupation||Politician, Militant nationalist|
|Parent(s)||Father's name: Ferhat|
Mohammed Seddik Benyahia or Ben Yahia (January 30, 1932 – May 3, 1982) was an Algerian politician and a militant nationalist during the war in Algeria. After independence he was Minister of Information (1967-1971), Higher Education (1971-1977), Finance (1977-1979), and Foreign Affairs (1979–1982).
He was born on January 30, 1932 in Jijel. During the Algerian war, he took an active part in the struggle for independence of his country. He was secretary general of the presidency of the provisional government of the Republic of Algeria (GPRA) and a member of the Algerian delegation in negotiations with the French government in Evian in 1962. He was responsible for chairing the meeting of CNRA in Tripoli (Libya) in 1962. After the independence of his country, he held the post of ambassador to Moscow and London.
Algerian newspaper El Watan May 26, 2012 "30 years ago, The Tragic death of Seddik Benyahia and his companions".