Algerian soccer fans attack Egyptian embassy, businesses

By Incorrect Author 17 November 2009

Algeria sent in security forces to protect the Egyptian embassy in the capital, Algiers, after Egyptian businesses were attacked. Egypt Air and an Egyptian phone company were ransacked over the weekend after Algerian football fans gathered to buy plane tickets to Sudan for the World Cup play-off match against Egypt on Wednesday. The game determines which of the sides attends the tournament in South Africa in 2010. Twenty Algerians were injured in clashes in and around Cairo after Saturday's first round match, according to Egyptian police. Egypt won that match 2-0 to keep alive its 2010 hopes. Read more: BBC, Sapa-AFP


While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.

Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.

Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.

Stimulus Package

Ramaphosa steps up to economic realities with R50bn package

By Greg Nicolson

"Look for lessons about haunting when there are thousands of ghosts; when entire societies become haunted by terrible deeds that are systematically occurring and are simultaneously denied by every public organ of governance and communication." ~ Avery Gordon