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Ivory Coast to nearly double banana production in two years

Ivory 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

Health 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

Nigerian 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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Zimbabwe mines output threatened by foreign payment delays

Zimbabwe's mining output is under threat because banks are delaying processing foreign payments by up to three months due to a shortage of dollars, the southern African country's mining chamber warned on Monday.

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Egypt's capital set to grow by half a million in 2017

Cairo's population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil.

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Goldfields CEO predicts drop in Q1 output at South Deep mine

The chief executive of South Africa's Gold Fields has warned that first quarter production at its South Deep mine could be lower than expected due to safety stoppages.

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Kenya faces ban after IOC cuts off funding

The International Olympic Committee froze financial support to Kenya on Thursday (March 9) after the country's troubled Olympic Committee failed to make changes to its constitution - a decision that could lead to a ban.

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