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Libya: National Oil Corporation wary of broken promises in oil ports deal

A truck drives as smokes rises following a fire in an oil storage tank at the port of Es Sider, in Ras Lanuf. Photo©ReutersLibya's National Oil Corporation, which hopes to more than quadruple the country's oil output by the end of this year, remains wary that promises to reopen blockaded ports could be broken.

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US bombing inflicts heavy losses on islamists in Libya

File photo©Gaia Anderson/AP/SIPAUnited States warplanes carried out a series of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Libya's coastal city of Sirte, the latest salvo of a longer-term campaign by the West to combat the Islamist group's foothold in the North African country.

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Frontline: Innovative Africa

Photo©FADEL SENNA/AFP PHOTO;FOTOLiAAfrican innovation combines smart economical responses with bold high-tech solutions. From solar power and containing, epidemics to the world's fastest-growing film industry, here are a few of the latest successes.

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Green revolution: Harnessing earth, wind and fire

Photo©©PAUL LANGROCK/ZENIT-LAIF-REAOnly one in four Africans have access to electricity according to World Bank estimations, making the energy shortfall one of the most critical barriers to continental development.

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The fightback against HIV/AIDS

Photo©DANIEL BEREHULAK/THE NEW YORK TIMES-REDUX-REAThe fragility of some of Africa's healthcare infrastructure was laid bare during the 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak, but the continent has made some striking achievements through effective targeting of limited resources.

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Big leaps from the platform: mobile money and Ushahidi

Photo©©SVEN TORFINN/PANOS-REAKenya's mobile-money transfer platform M-Pesa and crowdsourcing platform Ushahidi are two technology innovations that have put the East African country on the global technology map.

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