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3 000 Africans die trying to cross into Europe in 2014

File photo©ReutersMore than 3,000 African migrants have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean sea into Europe, this year alone, a new study has revealed.

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Tearing down development barriers

Photo©US State DepartmentNew finance from the United States, Asia and Europe may dramatically change Africa's sprawling economic landscape after a season of summits and deal making.

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Algerian oil and gas field auction looks for foreign investors

Algeria relies heavily on energy exports for state income. Photo©REutersAlgeria will hold its first auction of oil and gas fields since 2011 on Tuesday as the OPEC member looks to offset flagging production and safeguard stable gas supply for Europe.

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Suez Canal collision: delays to traffic

Photos@ReutersEgyptSuezCanalTwo container ships collided at the northern end of Egypt's Suez Canal, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route, shipping sources said today.

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Governance across Africa improving more slowly - Ibrahim survey

Mi Ibrahim says Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance showed on Monday.

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Egypt to start exporting petrochemicals to Europe

Photos@ReutersAlexandriaA new state-owned ethylene factory due to start production in Alexandria next year could save Egypt about $500m on annual imports and allow it to begin exporting petrochemicals to Western Europe and Africa, its chairman said.

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