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Caught in the crossfire

Egypt's Orascom Telecom found itself on the wrong end of football fever in Algeria this week.

Sadly, the battle between Algeria and Egypt for qualification for next summer's World Cup finals in South Africa was not confined to the pitch.

Angry that attacks against their own fans in Cairo had apparently gone uncensured by Egyptian authorities, Algerian fans went on the rampage in Algiers and Orascom was caught in the crossfire; according to numerous press reports, rioters trashed the telco's offices in the Algerian capital, causing several million dollars worth of damage.

As a smart-alec Total Telecom reader and football fan pointed out, it's a good job Orange does not have a presence in the Republic of Ireland...
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