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Uganda says seeking $500 million loan from China for roads in oil area

Ugandan children walk up a dusty road to school in the morning on the first day of the new term, in Kasangati, near Kampala, Feb. 22, 2016. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAUganda says it has asked China for a $500 million loan to help build almost 600 km (360 miles) of roads in the country's oil-rich west, amid criticism over heavy borrowing that has ballooned the country's debt.

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South Sudan government to blame for famine, still buying arms - U.N. report

In this Monday March 6,2017 photo, South Sudanese women wait for food distribution by the World Food Programme in Leer County, Southern Leich State in South Sudan. Photo: Charles Atiki Lomodong/AP/SIPASouth Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report.

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Nigerian court overturns seizure of oilfield from Shell and Eni

The Shell logo at a petrol station in London, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Photo:Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/SIPAA Nigerian court on Friday overturned a request by Nigeria's financial crimes agency to seize an oilfield from Royal Dutch Shell and Eni.

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Zimbabwe hopes tobacco sales will ease dollar crunch

A buyer logs data on the first day of the tobacco selling season Harare, Wednesday, March, 15, 2017. Photo:Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe is likely to produce 205 million kilograms of tobacco this year, slightly more than 2016, with sales of its main export likely to improve dollar supplies in the cash-strapped economy, an industry official said on Wednesday (March 15).

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Ivory Coast to nearly double banana production in two years

People stand around a local market selling bananas in the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Wednesday, April 4, 2007. Photo: STR/AP/SIPAIvory Coast's banana output is expected to nearly double within two years thanks to the recent arrival of two large producers and initiatives to promote local farmers and regional trade, an industry official said on Thursday.

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Mali health workers strike over pay

A patient sits in her bed suffering from Malaria at Gao's hospital in Gao, northern Mali, Monday Feb. 11, 2013. Photo: Jerome Delay/AP/SIPAHealth services at public hospitals and health centers in Mali have been paralyzed by an ongoing health workers' strike, which has left millions of people stranded.

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Nigerian lawmakers aim to pass 2017 budget by end of March: Senate president

 In this photo, Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at the presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria, March 10, 2017. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze/AP/SIPANigerian lawmakers aim to pass the 2017 budget by the end of March, the president of the upper house of parliament said on Tuesday, following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

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