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  1. South Sudan president and rebel leader sign "power sharing" deal

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    Sun, 1 Feb 2015

    Reuters) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar signed a power sharing agreement on Monday, African diplomatic sources said, edging closer to a final deal to end a 15-month conflict that has ravaged the world's newest

  2. Africa looks to extend new disaster insurance to Ebola-like epidemics

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    DAKAR, Jan 30 (Reuters) - African countries want to extend a new catastrophe insurance fund, which made its first payout of $25 million this month, to include protection against epidemics in the wake of the devastating Ebola outbreak.

  3. Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank to grow Islamic business without foreign help

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    RABAT, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank plans to build its own Islamic finance business rather than tying up with a foreign partner, it said on Friday, as the north African country opens up to sharia-compliant banking.

  4. Resources lead South African stocks higher

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 30 (Reuters) - South African shares were led higher by the mining sector on Friday and the market looked set to make further gains in coming sessions after the government slashed fuel prices.

  5. RPT-WEEKAHEAD- AFRICA -DEBT-Kenyan Treasury bill yields seen mixed, Nigerian bond yields to rise

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    NAIROBI/LAGOS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Yields on Kenya's 182- and 364-day Treasury bills are likely to continue edging up next week, while profit taking by investors will lift Nigerian bond yields, dealers said on Friday.

  6. Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid - Red Cross

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    GENEVA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - West Africa will be lucky to wipe out Ebola this year, as the local population remains suspicious of aid workers, especially in Guinea, the Red Cross said on Friday.

  7. Kenyan retailer Uchumi plans 12 new stores in E. Africa region this year

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    NAIROBI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Kenya's Uchumi Supermarkets plans to open a dozen new branches across east Africa this year to capture the growing number of middle class spenders in the region, its chief executive officer said on Friday.

  8. S. African private school firm denies race segregation charges

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A popular South African private school firm on Friday denied charges of racially segregating classrooms, saying it sometimes separates children based on culture, a policy that has provoked public anger 20 years after the end of apartheid.

  9. S. Africa's rand firmer after central bank holds lending rate

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The rand gained against the dollar on Friday following a decision by the South African Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged, indicating that any possible cuts would depend on further falls in consumer inflation.

  10. RPT-S. African power cuts hold off doomsday as sector seeks rescue

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Days of rolling blackouts this week have blighted South African society and business, and they face an increasing number of outages in years to come. But the alternative, a grid collapse, could be catastrophic.

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