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Egypt: Supply minister quits over wheat corruption scandal

Khaled Hanafi. Photo©Amr Abdallah Dalsh/ReutersEgypt's Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned amid the highest-profile corruption case since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014.

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Decriminalizing of drugs, the only pathway

Marijuana sits in a bowl from which it is packaged and sold to customers, at The Station, a medical and retail cannabis dispensary, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Brennan Linsley/AP/SIPADrug trafficking and the black market are, to a large extent, a direct consequence of the international drug control system and the national laws that are derived therefrom.

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Riek Machar, South Sudan opposition leader in Khartoum for medical treatment

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar. Photo©Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPASouth Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, is in Khartoum for medical treatment, Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman told the state news agency SUNA on Tuesday.

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Egypt: Minister under pressure to resign after wheat commission's corruption report

Photo©Amr Nabil/AP/SIPAA fact-finding commission investigating corruption in Egypt's domestic wheat supplies has delivered its final report to parliament, a lawmaker said on Monday, amid mounting pressure on the minister of supplies to resign.

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Egypt to end fuel subsidies within three years

File photo©Matt Rourke/AP/SIPAEgypt plans to end fuel subsidies within three years and is aiming to increase fuel prices to 65 percent of their actual cost during the 2016/17 fiscal year.

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Libya sovereign fund claimant denounces U.N.-backed govt's management plan

AbdulMagid BreishA claimant to the chairmanship of Libya's $67 billion sovereign fund on Monday denounced the appointment by the country's United Nations-backed government of a panel to run the fund, saying he had not been formally asked to step down.

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