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Mon,15Oct2018

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Libya's eastern strongman: the Don Quixote of Africa

 
 

COME SITTLER/SIPAFrom his fiefdom in Benghazi the commander of the Libyan National Army is gearing up to follow other strongmen in the region by turning his military successes into political power as  he calls for elections to be held soon

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Electric car-charging stations make their way to Egypt

Security guards run alongside the electric car of Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy on July 9, 2009. Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP/SIPAAn Egyptian company has introduced 65 electric car-charging stations across the Arab world's most populous country, giving commuters a chance to opt for clean energy.

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New Tunisian central bank chief promises "extraordinary measures"

Marouane El-Abassi, the new chief of the Tunisian central bank attends a meeting at the Tunisian parliament, Thursday, Feb.15, 2018 in Tunis. Photo: Hassene Dridi/AP/SIPAFormer World Bank official and economics professor Marouane el Abassi was confirmed by Tunisia's parliament as the new central bank governor on Thursday, promising "extraordinary measures" to lift the country's economy.

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Citigroup targets rapid Middle East, Africa growth in 2018

Feb. 9, 2011:  Saudi Arabian city view with the 'Kingdom Tower', background, and 'Al-Faislia Tower' in Riyadh. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP/SIPACitigroup expects 2018 to be its best year for investment banking in the Middle East and Africa in at least a decade, likely led by Saudi Arabia, a senior executive at the U.S. bank said.

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Morocco's currency move step in right direction - IMF

Tourists look at a wool dying shop in the souk of Marrakech, in this March 10, 2003 file photo. Photo: ABDELJALIL BOUNHAR/AP/SIPAMorocco's new more flexible hard currency system is a step in the right direction to make the kingdom more attractive to investment and turn it into a financial hub for Africa, a senior IMF official said on Monday.

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Egyptian start-up tackles social issues with video games

Women after prayer in Al Azhar Mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/AP/SIPAAn Egyptian game developer has created interactive video games to approach social issues such as female genital mutilation and to raise awareness among youth.

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