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- Google has appointed its new country manager for South Africa after going five months without a top executive to run local operations. Luke Mckend will join Google SA as country manager on 1 November, says the company. Confirming speculation that a South African will take the reins, the company adds that Mckend is originally from SA and has been with Google since 2006, working as an industry head in Google's London office. In the UK, he was responsible for managing a wide variety of businesses across the classified, property, restaurant, education, dating and job sectors, according to the company.

- Orascom Telecom Algeria's CEO, Tamer al-Mahdy has been called in by the local police to answer questions about allegations that his company has violated the rules of the Algerian stock market, Orascom Telecom confirmed in a statement.

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