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Egypt tourism industry expects moderate growth in 2015

Photo©ReutersEgypt's tourism industry, hit by years of political upheaval and militant violence, is expected to post moderate growth this year and hopes a global advertising campaign will revive the sector vital for economic recovery, the tourism minister said.

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Families seek foreign medical students who travelled to Syria via Sudan

File photo©ReutersA group of foreign medical students, including seven Britons, an American and a Canadian, are thought to have travelled to Syria to work in hospitals controlled by Islamic State, a Turkish member of parliament in the border region said on Sunday.

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Ebola? Let's quote Mizner

The Ebola virus, West Africa's grimmest reaper yet, is a relentless killer and it is not my intention to deride the woes thereof for a cheap thrill. And yet ...

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Mali seeks new investors, may scrap some oil deals

Photo©ReutersMali's government plans to revise its oil law this year as it seeks new investors, with a view to pumping oil in its restive desert north in five to ten years, the mines minister said.

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Tunisia to receive US assistance

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo©ReutersTunisia will receive assistance to support democracy and military training from the United States as a way of combating terrorism, a senior official has said.

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Nigeria in all-out war against terror group, Boko Haram

Nigerian military patrols are ongoing to secure towns and villages from infiltration by Boko Haram insurgents/ File Photo©ReutersThe Nigerian government has vowed to crush insurgents in the northern states, accusing militant Islamist groups of fighting to divide the country.

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Mali: Faced with a jihadist dedication

Photo©ReutersMembers of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) attacked the city of Gao in northern Mali at the weekend halting a continued victorious cleansing streak of Islamist militants by French and Malian forces from the once occupied northern cities.

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Mali: An unexpected French move

Photo©ReutersAn unexpected military effort in Northen Mali led by France since Friday has halted the advances of Ansar Dine jihadists in major cities including the capital, Bamako.

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Mali: A negotiation before Military intervention

In March, mutinous soldiers overthrew Mali's democratically elected president, creating a power vacuum/ Photo©ReutersNigeria will send another 700 soldiers to add to its 2,300 troops already deployed in northern Mali in an effort to reclaim the region that was seized by Islamists early this year.

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Ethiopia's homeless Prime Minister

Sometimes we Ethiopians like to boast. The first in everything! The cradle of mankind. The first bare foot runner to win the marathon...

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African Union gives Mali rebels carrot and stick

 is currently under the control of Islamist groups, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb/Photo©ReutersThe African Union has lifted the suspension it imposed on Mali but endorsed a continental military force to battle al-Qaeda-affiliated groups controlling the northern parts of the West African country.

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