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Egypt eyes reforms in last-ditch bid to save economy
Egypt hopes a US$12-billion financing deal with the IMF will usher in an economic turnaround but real progress hinges on a tough reform package avoided for decades to stave off unrest.
 
First it was falling oil prices that plagued Nigeria, then came inflation, power shortages, and a humanitarian crisis in the north.
 
Kenya Airways, the 'Pride of Africa,' tries to stop long fall
When Kenya Airways published the country's worst-ever corporate results last month, the scale of the loss revealed the effects of several disastrous decisions that the national carrier is struggling to reverse.
 
Egypt wineries struggle to revive derided industry
Men and women harvest Merlot grapes under the scorching sun in one of Egypt's up-and-coming vineyards, as the Muslim-majority desert country strives to win over international wine connoisseurs.
 
Elderly women risk lives crushing rock for money in Cameroon
MAROUA, Cameroon -- In a northern Cameroon town menaced by food insecurity and suicide bombers, women as old as 85 are spending long, grueling days crushing rocks into gravel to earn a living.
 
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the government was in talks with oil rebels whose attacks have hit production, as the head of the state-run energy firm laid bare damage to the sector.
 
With a history harking back to the apartheid era, South African media giant Naspers has evolved into the biggest company on the continent, with investments spanning the world.
 
The horrific slaughter of diners at a Dhaka cafe has fanned fears that surging Islamist violence may imperil the giant garment industry in Bangladesh, which built its economy on cheaply supplying fashion to the world's big-name brands.
 
South Africa's Competition Tribunal approved Thursday the blockbuster buyout of SABMiller by the world's top brewer AB InBev, subject to conditions, paving the way towards completion of the huge deal.
 
West Africa economies losing out to illegal fishing: report
"Catastrophic" levels of illegal fishing in west Africa are costing the region millions in lost revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs, a development think tank said Wednesday.
 
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