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Egypt's telecom regulator set to send out final 4G licence terms

An Egyptian holds his smart phone as he uses the Egypt's telecoms industry regulator has approved the final terms for 4G mobile broadband network licences and will send the forms out to licensee companies on Sunday.

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Meeting Africa's universal health challenge

File photo©OBED ZILWA/AP/SIPAThe right to health is a basic human right, one that depends on access to timely and affordable health care of appropriate quality. Yet, we know that approximately 100 million people globally are needlessly pushed into poverty every year as a result of costly health care expenditure.

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Libyan forces clash with IS in Sirte

Photo©ReutersLibyan forces engaged in renewed clashes with Islamic State militants in Sirte on Thursday, a day after capturing a convention complex that had been a symbol of the militant group's authority in the city.

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Egypt needs $5-6bn in bilateral financing to seal IMF deal

Photo©Kim Kyung-Hoon/ReutersEgypt's preliminary deal for a $12 billion IMF loan programme can go to the board for approval only if the government secures $5-6 billion in bilateral financing for the first year, Chris Jarvis, the head of the IMF mission in Cairo, said on Thursday.

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Egypt's EFG Hermes posts loss due to tax on Credit Libanais sale

New headquarters of Egypt-based investment bank EFG-Hermes. Photo©Asmaa WaguihEgypt's EFG Hermes, the country's largest investment bank, posted a second quarter net loss of 67.55 million Egyptian pounds ($7.6 million) due to extraordinary tax charges linked to its sale of shares in Crédit Libanais.

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Egypt's el-Sisi marches on

Posters against the interior minister at the Journalists’ Syndicate©Amr Nabil/AP/SIPAPresident Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's regime's ample use of brute force is keeping a lid on a dispirited opposition in the north African country.

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