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Algerian International Atal To Undergo Knee Surgery

Algerian International Atal To Undergo Knee Surgery

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Nice's Algeria international defender Youcef Atal will have surgery to repair a meniscal injury in his knee. The 23-year-old is expected to be out of action for a 'long time' after suffering the injury during his club's 4-1 home win over visiting Metz in the French Ligue 1 on Saturday. "Bad news for Youcef Atal and the Eagles. The diagnosis revealed a meniscal lesion in the right knee," a Nice statement confirmed onSunday. "He will be operated on soon and will unfortunately be out of actionfor a long time." Atal's absence will come as a blow for the club this this season after scoring once and providing two assists in 13 appearances in the league. Nice coach Patrick Vieira underlined Atal's importance after he scored a hat-tick in April against Guinga...
Court Convicts, Jails 2 Former Algerian Prime Ministers Over Corruption

Court Convicts, Jails 2 Former Algerian Prime Ministers Over Corruption

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza A few hours after the world commemorating the International Anti-Corruption Day, two former Algerian prime ministers have been convicted of corruption-related charges and sentenced to lengthy prison terms in a landmark trial. An Algerian court pronounced the verdict on Tuesday against Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal. Ouyahia was sentenced to 15 years in prison and handed USD16,000 in fines, while Sellal was sentenced to 12 years in prison and given USD8,000 in fines. Some protesters outside court shouted "Gang of gangsters!" and many waved or wore Algerian flags. Police surrounded the court because many demonstrators were trying to get into the building to witness the trial personally. Unusually, the trial was televised as authorities sought to show...
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