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Algeria car tycoon given 16-year prison sentence

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An Algerian car industry boss who became wealthy during ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's period in power has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Mahieddine Tahkout was accused of having illegally gained access to commercial markets.
His trial was the latest in a series of corruption cases brought against figures who were prominent during Mr Bouteflika's time in office.
The former president was forced to stand down last year following weeks of huge street protests across the country.

Bravery of Nigerian female helicopter pilot hailed

Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile
Nigerian Air Force
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned and paid tribute to Tolulope Arotile, the country's first female helicopter combat pilot, who died in a road accident on Tuesday.
Mr Buhari called her "a promising officer, whose short stay on earth impacted greatly on the nation".
His statement added:
The president salutes Arotile's bravery in the field to protect the country from onslaught of bandits and terrorists, assuring that her memory will be indelible, and her efforts remembered."
Flying Officer Arotile was commissioned into the air force in September 2017.

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