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In election season, worry looms over Tunisia's state banking trio

File Photo©ReutersAfter a vote to recapitalise Tunisia's ailing state banking trio bites the dust, enter the next stage of the saga: pass the buck to the next parliament.

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Education: We are what we teach

Photo©Jacques Torregano/Fedephoto for JATo avoid a crisis in a few decades' time, governments must act now in order to improve schools and protect the economic advances made since the 1990s. That means developing a new generation of schools that teach students the skills needed for the future and the critical thinking to avoid the mistakes of the past.

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IMF warns African countries over Eurobond borrowing

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned African countries against rushing to issue Eurobonds, saying they may face exchange rate risks and problems repaying debts.

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A Gaddafi returns to Libyan politics

Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, a cousin and former aide of Mummar Gaddafi. Photo©ReutersAfter two years of keeping a low profile, a member of the late Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi's family and government has emerged to restore stability in the war torn country.

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Morocco matches skills and growth sectors

Morocco is training a workforce for its aeronautical sector. Photo©Ludovic/ReaCompanies want to play a central role in shaping curricula to ensure graduates have training that is adapted to the requirements of the job market.

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Egypt: Israel's Tamar group negotiating gas export deal

A deal between the two countries collapsed in 2012 after months of attacks on the pipeline by militants in Egypt's lawless Sinai peninsula. Photo©ReutersThe partners in Israel's offshore Tamar gas field said on Sunday they are negotiating the sale of at least 5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas over three years to private customers in Egypt via an old pipeline built to send gas in the other direction.

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