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Libya's Sharara oil field reopens after strike: National Oil Corp

In this 2011 photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery in Brega, eastern Libya. Photo: Hussein Malla/AP/SIPALibya's major Sharara oil field has reopened after a workers' protest and should return to normal production within three days, the National Oil Corporation said in a statement early on Friday.

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Archaeologists seek to promote tourism in Africa's old Islamic sites

A woman tends to the family's sheep in their  home next to Djingareyber Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Timbuktu, Mali. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP/SIPAA group of archaeological experts met in Bahrain to discuss how to use their research on Africa's archaeology to help promote the continent's old Islamic sites.

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Egyptian non-oil business activity shrinks for 19th month in April: PMI

 Egyptian workers load a truck with sacks of flour at a flour mill in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 17, 2010. Photo: Nasser Nasser/AP/SIPAEgyptian private-sector activity shrank at the slowest pace in nine months in April as output and new orders continued to decline, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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Egypt imposes tariff on exports of fish- Trade Ministry

In this March 26, 2017 photo, Hajj Mousa repairs his fishing net on his boat on the Mediterranean Sea coast, in Alexandria, Egypt. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP/SIPAEgypt's Trade Ministry on Thursday imposed a tariff on the exports of fresh and frozen fish of 12,000 Egyptian pounds per tonne for four months.

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Egypt wheat reserves at 2.6 months supply

In this May 19, 2013 photo, a farmer holds grains of wheat in his hands on a field in Fayoum, 60 miles, (100 kilometers), south of Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP/SIPAEgypt, the world's largest importer of the grain, has said it aims to buy about 4-4.5 million tonnes of wheat from farmers this season while cracking down on smuggling that has cost the country hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years.

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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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