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IMF says Morocco ready for currency reform, but delay 'not a problem'

The now Prime Minister of Morocco, Saad Eddine El Othmani, addresses the media in Berlin, Germany, Nov. 23, 2012. Photo: Michael Sohn/AP/SIPAMorocco's macroeconomic indicators indicate the country is ready to introduce a flexible exchange rate, but delaying the introduction is "not a problem", the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

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Kenya's purple shoots of progress

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As a drought wreaks havoc on agricultural output across the country, Kenya is trying to boost production of drought-resistant crops like purple tea.

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Libya's Sharara oil field reopens after strike: National Oil Corp

In this 2011 photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery in Brega, eastern Libya. Photo: Hussein Malla/AP/SIPALibya's major Sharara oil field has reopened after a workers' protest and should return to normal production within three days, the National Oil Corporation said in a statement early on Friday.

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Archaeologists seek to promote tourism in Africa's old Islamic sites

A woman tends to the family's sheep in their  home next to Djingareyber Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Timbuktu, Mali. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP/SIPAA group of archaeological experts met in Bahrain to discuss how to use their research on Africa's archaeology to help promote the continent's old Islamic sites.

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Egyptian non-oil business activity shrinks for 19th month in April: PMI

 Egyptian workers load a truck with sacks of flour at a flour mill in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 17, 2010. Photo: Nasser Nasser/AP/SIPAEgyptian private-sector activity shrank at the slowest pace in nine months in April as output and new orders continued to decline, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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Egypt imposes tariff on exports of fish- Trade Ministry

In this March 26, 2017 photo, Hajj Mousa repairs his fishing net on his boat on the Mediterranean Sea coast, in Alexandria, Egypt. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP/SIPAEgypt's Trade Ministry on Thursday imposed a tariff on the exports of fresh and frozen fish of 12,000 Egyptian pounds per tonne for four months.

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