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Egypt: We can't ignore the impact of the regional situation - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi President, Egypt. Photo©Brendan Smialowski/AP/SIPAWith the strength of political Islam in the region, Egypt's President says democracy and human rights must be balanced against concerns for security.

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Egypt's Sisi versus the civil service

A health worker protests police brutality towards two doctors in a mobilisation on 12 February. Photo©Mohamed el-Raai/Anadolu Agency/AFPPresident Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has faced his first challenge since the new parliament convened, and it comes from his traditional support base.

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Investment: Africa had record levels of private equity exits in 2015

African private equity firms cashed in on investments last year at the highest rate in almost a decade, with South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Kenya accounting for two-thirds of these exits.

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Oil & Gas: Algerian crude returns to U.S. East Coast

File photo©ReutersPhillips 66 has purchased a cargo of Algerian crude oil for its Bayway refinery in New Jersey for the first time since 2013, two sources said, the latest U.S. refiner on the East Coast to shun domestic crudes in favor of cheaper imports.

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G20 worried by 'modest' global growth, commodities weakness

File Photo©ReutersFinancial leaders from the Group of 20 nations said on Friday they were heartened by a recent recovery in financial markets, but warned that global growth was "modest and uneven" and threatened by weakness in commodities-based economies.

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Finance: IMF reaches deal with Tunisia on $2.8 bln loan program

The International Monetary Fund says it has reached a tentative deal to assist Tunisia with a four-year loan program worth about $2.8 billion tied to economic reforms.

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