Algeria replaces grain agency head, source says

Abderahmane Bouchehda was appointed in August last year to head the agency, responsible for purchases in one of the world's largest grain importers

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A field of wheat is seen during harvest in Orezu, southeastern Romania, July 2, 2014.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A field of wheat is seen during harvest in Orezu, southeastern Romania, July 2, 2014.

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ALGIERS  - Algeria has replaced the head of its grain agency OAIC, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Abderahmane Bouchehda was appointed in August last year to head the agency, responsible for purchases in one of the world's largest grain importers.

The source did not say if a new head had been appointed to OAIC.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi, editing by Angus McDowall and Rosalba O'Brien) ((angus.mcdowall@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: angus.mcdowall.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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