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Tunisia's economy to see recovery in 2017: premier

 In this Oct. 28, 2015 photo, a tourist visits La Ghriba, the oldest synagogue in Africa, in southern Tunisia. Tunisia's economy is now showing slow growth, driven by the vital tourism industry. Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP/SIPATunisia's economy will start to regain momentum this year after six years of slow growth, driven by the revival of the vital tourism industry and the return to state phosphate production, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said.

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The joined-up kingdom

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While other African nations struggle with the cycle of commodity dependence, Morocco has trod a steady growth path underpinned by strong state structures. Now it must build on this foundation, investing in education and sharing the wealth.

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Tunisia: Seeking 20/20 vision

The government of President Béji Caïd Essebsi is working with the IMF and investors to turn around the economy within the next three years.

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Mali health workers strike over pay

Health services at public hospitals and health centers in Mali have been paralyzed by an ongoing health workers' strike, which has left millions of people stranded.

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Egypt's capital set to grow by half a million in 2017

Cairo's population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil.

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EU border management agency to set up African base in Niger to tackle migration crisis

European Union (EU) border management agency, Frontex will set up a base in Niger later this year to step up its efforts to ensure fewer people get to European shores.

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