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Libya: Independence amid fear

Abdel Jalil says The head of Libya's National Transition Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil has accused the exiled family of the country's late leader, Muammar Gaddafi of wanting to destabilise the nation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 15:01

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Egypt: Women soldier on as protests continue

beaten and dragged half naked in her blue bra by soldiers, this young woman has become the face of Egypt's renewed unrest/Photo/ReutersEgypt is slowly staggering towards the first anniversary of its revolution with the emblematic Tahrir Square enveloped in teargas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2011 13:19

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Piling on the pressure for Transparency in 2012

The global civil society organisation Transparency International has included bribes from one company to another in their annual Bribe Payers Index, which ranks 28 advanced countries by how well they behave abroad.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 14:06

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Gas thaws North Africa’s cold war

greater economic cooperation between Algeria and Morocco could lead to détente/Photo/Reuters

Gas consignments, rather than people, may be first in line to flow freely across the Morocco-Algeria border.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 15:45

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Northern Africa: Wheat for citrus

Algeria buys about 25 percent of France’s wheat exports, which are subsidised by the European Union/Photo/ReutersAt 23m tn, North Africa's wheat imports in 2011 represent 17 percent of the world wheat trade.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 12:19

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Trend Hunter in Cairo: Writing on the wall

Egyptians contemplate Tahrir Square graffiti ten months after the uprising/Photo/ReutersThe walls in downtown Cairo are taking on some new colour.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2011 19:37

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