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Egypt to get $2bn deposit from Saudi Arabia

Egypt's International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr. Photo©Mohamed Abd El Ghany/ReutersEgypt signed a deal earlier this year for a $2bn central bank deposit from Saudi Arabia, International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr said on Thursday.

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Nigeria oil min says OPEC cuts unlikely, Algeria meeting could help price

Nigerian oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. Photo©Heinz-Peter Bader/ReutersNigerian oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said on Thursday that while a cut in OPEC production is unlikely, there is hope a meeting of producers in Algeria next month could help shore up crude prices.

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African countries threaten UN Security Council pull-out

Photo© Rick Bajornas/AP/SIPAAfrican countries are reportedly threatening to withdraw from the United Nations Security Council unless they are allocated a permanent seat.

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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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