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Algeria repeats demand for Orascom clarification

03 May 2010

Hamid Bessalah, Algeria's telecommunications minister has repeated a demand that Egypt's Orascom Telecom consult the government about a plan to sell its Algerian unit to South Africa's MTN, Reuters has reported. "The schedule of conditions (of the operating licence) provides that any change of ownership ... must be done with the authorisation of the... authorities," he was quoted as saying.

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