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Tue,26May2015

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Ford more than doubles purchase of car parts from North Africa

Photo@ReuterscarmanufacturingFord Motor Co will more than double the amount of parts it buys in from North African-based suppliers for its newly expanded vehicle assembly plant in Spain and elsewhere, a company official said today.

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Libya: power station shut down in Tripoli after tanker bombed

Photos@ReutersLibyaA power station in a central Libyan city has shut down from lack of fuel, after war planes belonging to the country's official government bombed a tanker delivering supplies, officials of the state-owned power company said.

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Egypt's private sector can now import natural gas

Photo@ReutersSuezcanalEgypt has given the private sector a green light to import natural gas or liquefied natural gas (LNG), a government official said, a step that could encourage private investment in the energy sector while easing energy shortages.

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AfDB banks on the future

As the AfdB flag is raised over Abidjan outgoing president Kaberuka (centre) wonders who will continue his legacy. Photo┬ęSIA KAMBOU/AFPThe African Development Bank (AfDB) will choose its new leader to replace Donald Kaberuka in May. The Africa Report profiles the candidates who want to take the continental institution on paths of continuity or change.

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Islamic Insurance: Morocco adopts draft law to regulate takaful

Morocco's government adopted a bill on Thursday to regulate Islamic insurance, legislation that will face a final vote by parliament later this year, a cabinet statement said.

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Writing, an act of resistance

In his new book, the gay Moroccan author explores how a society famed for its freedom still harbours prejudice.

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