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Egypt received two cargoes of diesel fuel from Saudi Aramco


Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said on Sunday his country had received two cargoes of diesel fuel from Saudi Arabian state-owned oil company Aramco on Friday and Saturday. Molla was speaking at an energy conference in Cairo. Saudi Arabia agreed in April last year to provide Egypt with 700,000 tonnes of refined oil products a month for five years, ...

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Uganda: Libyans Pull Out of UTL, Uganda Govt Takes Over


Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) that has been limping for years, will be rescued by government, that will take over its full management immediately. Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija confirmed that Libyan company UCOM, a subsidiary of majority shareholders Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC), would no longer be able to finance UTL. UCOM, minister Kasaija confirmed, have ...

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Somalia: Trump Signs New Muslim Travel Ban Excluding Iraq


Donald Trump has signed a revised travel ban that will temporarily halt entry to the US for people from six Muslim-majority nations. Under the Republican president’s order announced on Monday, a 90-day ban on travel to the US will be imposed on citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Travellers holding pre-existing visas would still be allowed entry, ...

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Egypt: Agreement On Russian Industrial Zone in Egypt to Be Signed in May, Minister


The agreement to establish the Russian industrial zone in Egypt is planned to be signed next May, the minister of trade and industry Tarek kabil said on Thursday. “Details for establishing the zone is being finalized nowadays with the Russian side and the final signing of the agreement would be during the meetings of the joint Egyptian-Russian committee in Moscow ...

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Kenya:Midiwo amendment seeks to push telcos to split business


Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo has proposed changes to the telecoms law that if passed would see telecommunication companies face stricter regulation and apply legal pressure on authorities to split Safaricom. Mr. Midiwo on Wednesday issued a notice of intention to introduce amendments to the Kenya Information Communication Act (KICA), which will require mobile phone operators that venture beyond telecommunication services ...

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Egypt: Triangular Agreement Allows for Vehicles to Be Shipped From Libya to Sudan Via Egypt


The Libyan News Agency El Tadamon reports that the authorities allowed the shipment of vehicles from Libya to Sudan through Egypt after the approval of the governments of the three countries. The agency reports that the first shipment carrying nearly 250 vehicles was launched on Wednesday. There is a backlog of 11,000 vehicles that security authorities in Libya had prevented ...

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Libya: What Libya’s New Travel Ban Really Means


Authorities in control of eastern Libya have banned residents aged between 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The military government says the aim is to stop people from joining terrorists groups. RFI takes a look at the reasons behind the ban. The authorities say Libyan men and women between 18 and 45 must now seek security clearance before ...

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Morocco: Solar Panels Make Morocco’s Mosques a Model for Green Energy


Revving engines and hooting horns – sounds from Marrakesh’s busy street filter up to the rooftop of one of the Moroccan city’s biggest mosques. The mosaic-decorated, stone minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, towers above the flat roof, providing little shelter from the strong sun that beats down onto a row of giant solar panels. That is precisely what Jan-Christoph Kuntze ...

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