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  1. UN concerned by spread of arms in Libya, arms embargo unchanged

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    expressed concern on Friday at the proliferation of arms and ammunition in Libya as it left an arms embargo on the North African state unchanged and urged the recognized government to improve monitoring of its weapons.

  2. March Business Cycle: Impact of Strong Dollar

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa , South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  3. UPDATE 2-S. Africa's Eskom fires 1,000 workers as crisis deepens

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    * Leadership, labour crisis deepens as power cuts bite (Recasts with CEO suspension upheld, details)

  4. MOVES-Citigroup appoints new head of CEEMEA debt capital markets

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    LONDON, March 24 (IFR) - Citigroup has appointed Samad Sirohey head of debt capital markets for Emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa , according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  5. South Africa's PPC terminates merger talks with Afrisam

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    JOHANNESBURG, March 27 (Reuters) - South Africa 's biggest cement maker PPC Ltd has ended merger talks with unlisted rival Afrisam Group, the firm said on Friday, sending its shares nearly 5 percent higher.

  6. BRIEF- South Africa's PPC says terminates AfriSam deal talks

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    * Has considered proposed merger and its merits, and has decided not to proceed

  7. About 1,000 workers at South Africa's Medupi power station fired: Eskom

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - About 1,000 workers at the construction site of South Africa 's Eskom [ESCJ.UL] Medupi power plant have been fired for vandalizing property during this week's one-day strike, the power utility's spokesman said on Friday.

  8. Kenya Reinsurance reports 20 pct rise in 2014 pretax profit

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    NAIROBI, March 27 (Reuters) - Kenya Reinsurance Corp reported a 20 percent increase in pretax profit for 2014 to 3.92 billion shillings ($42.5 million), helped by insurance premium growth in Kenya and other Africa markets, it said on Friday.

  9. African Markets - Factors to watch on March 27

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    NAIROBI, March 27 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. - - - - -...

  10. UPDATE 1-Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial

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    Thu, 26 Mar 2015

    NEW YORK, March 26 (Reuters) - Two experimental Ebola vaccines, one from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other from biotech start-up NewLink Genetics Corp, "appear to be safe" part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Thursday.

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