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Hyundai Partners With Algeria’s Global Group To Manufacture Commercial Vehicles In The Country

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Hyundai Partners With Algeria's Global Group To Manufacture Commercial Vehicles In The Country

South Korean carmaker Hyundai motor company says it has set up a joint venture with Algeria’s Global Group to produce commercial vehicles in the North African country.

The automaker said in a statement Hyundai truck and bus manufacturing Algeria will build a complete knockdown (ckd) unit assembly plant, which is expected to have an annual output capacity of six and a half thousand vehicles in the industrial city of Batna.

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Hyundai says it plans to produce CKD kits of models, such as the mighty compact, trucks and county buses, at its domestic plants and then ship the components to the algerian plant for assembly. Engines and other core components for the vehicles will be produced in south korea and sent to the overseas factory.

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The joint company will be responsible for sales and after sales services in algeria. A 30 percent tariff is imposed on imported vehicles in Algeria.

The country`s commercial vehicle market is expected to grow from 12,000 now to 22,000 units in 2025.

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Omar Daf Extends Contract With Sochaux

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Sochaux Coach, Daf Extends Contract With Club

Forty one year-old former Senegal international defender Omar Daf has extended his contact as coach of French club Sochaux until June 2021.

Daf was appointed coach of the second division side last November.

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The former French champions are currently just two points above the relegation zone in Ligue 2 with 17 games left this season.

Earlier this week Sochaux signed former Liverpool and Mali midfielder, Momo Sissoko.

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Daf played 14 seasons for Sochaux across two spells, previously coached the club in an interim capacity in 2013 and 2015.

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

France has extradited to the Hague, a senior Central African Republic football official wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed in the C.A.R.

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A committee member of the Confederation of African Football  Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, was arrested in Paris last month for coordinating attacks on Muslims in his country. He has denied the allegations.

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Patrice had declared himself political co-ordinator of the Christian anti-Balaka militia. The group has been blamed for hundreds of killings.  The ICC says Patrice was responsible for murder, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister Over Corruption Allegations

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister For Corruption Allegations

Ethiopian Former Minister, Bereket Simon has been arrested at his residence on suspicion of mismanagement of public funds.

Simon was a former Communication Minister, and was also a former head of a regional public investment fund. Simon was a member of Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

Zigale Gebeyehu, head of the regional anti-corruption bureau told local journalists that Bereket was detained on suspicion of corruption and now held in police custody in Bahir Dar city, the capital of the region.

Also arrested was a former civil servant, Tadesse Kassa, who was also a former board member of TIRET.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been pursuing a nationwide crackdown on graft in the public sector since taking office last year

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