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South Africa: National Carrier Asks Lenders For $1 Billion

South Africa’s cash-strapped national carrier plans to raise 16 billion rand ($1 billion) from banks and other financial institutions, a newspaper notice...

Gabon: Looks To Asia To Diversify Economy

President Ali Bongo, who is seeking reelection, has turned to Asia in his bid to diversify Gabon’s oil-dependent economy, but his critics dismiss the changes...

In Egypt: Minister Quits Amid Wheat Scandal

Egypt’s minister of supplies Khaled Hanafy announced his resignation on Thursday after reportedly being found politically responsible for wheat deals that cost...

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