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Fri,28Apr2017

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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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Egypt wheat reserves at 2.6 months supply

In this May 19, 2013 photo, a farmer holds grains of wheat in his hands on a field in Fayoum, 60 miles, (100 kilometers), south of Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP/SIPAEgypt, the world's largest importer of the grain, has said it aims to buy about 4-4.5 million tonnes of wheat from farmers this season while cracking down on smuggling that has cost the country hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years.

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Tunisia's economy to see recovery in 2017: premier

 In this Oct. 28, 2015 photo, a tourist visits La Ghriba, the oldest synagogue in Africa, in southern Tunisia. Tunisia's economy is now showing slow growth, driven by the vital tourism industry. Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP/SIPATunisia's economy will start to regain momentum this year after six years of slow growth, driven by the revival of the vital tourism industry and the return to state phosphate production, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said.

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The joined-up kingdom

While other African nations struggle with the cycle of commodity dependence, Morocco has trod a steady growth path underpinned by strong state structures. Now it must build on this foundation, investing in education and sharing the wealth.

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Tunisia: Seeking 20/20 vision

The government of President Béji Caïd Essebsi is working with the IMF and investors to turn around the economy within the next three years.

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Mali health workers strike over pay

Health services at public hospitals and health centers in Mali have been paralyzed by an ongoing health workers' strike, which has left millions of people stranded.

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