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  1. UPDATE 1-Egypt denies Arabtec project to build a million homes has stalled


    Mon, 25 May 2015

    CAIRO, May 25 (Reuters) - An Egyptian government official on Monday denied a local media report that a project for Dubai-based builder Arabtec to build a million homes in the north African country had stalled.

  2. Italy says over 900 migrants rescued at sea, one dead


    Thu, 21 May 2015

    ROME, May 21 (Reuters) - More than 900 migrants were rescued in one day from three overcrowded boats en route to Europe from North Africa , an Italian coast guard official said on Thursday. One body was recovered.

  3. Turkey's Netlog to meet with potential investors soon over stake sale


    Tue, 19 May 2015

    ANKARA, May 19 (Reuters) - Turkish logistics firm Netlog is looking to sell a stake to an investor to help to expand its business, which already has distribution warehouses in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa after a string of acquisitions.

  4. UPDATE 2-Algeria's Bouteflika announces sweeping cabinet shakeup


    Thu, 14 May 2015

    ALGIERS, May 14 (Reuters) - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Thursday named new energy, finance and interior ministers in a major cabinet reshuffle, as the North African energy producer confronts a fall in oil prices and several high-profile corruption trials.

  5. Alibaba's cloud computing unit to establish base in Dubai


    Tue, 12 May 2015

    DUBAI, May 12 (Reuters) - The cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding said it would establish a base in Dubai to seek business from companies and governments in the Middle East and North Africa .

  6. Are We the Stranded Asset? (and other updates)


    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    particularly those with rapid increases in population, will begin to starve. There are some indications that in some parts of North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa this process has indeed already begun. The crowds marching into Tahrir Square in the Arab Spring

  7. UN renews Western Sahara force without changes Africans wanted


    Tue, 28 Apr 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, April 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council renewed for another year the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara but failed to accept African Union recommendations for changes to the force's mandate.

  8. UPDATE 1-Obama urges Gulf nations to help with chaos in Libya


    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday urged Gulf nations to help calm the chaotic political situation in Libya, saying that outside military action would not be enough to help reduce tensions in the war-ravaged North African country.

  9. MOVES-Private equity firm Abraaj appoints MENA investment head


    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    DUBAI, April 15 (Reuters) - Emerging-markets focused private equity firm Abraaj Group has appointed Huda al-Lawati as a partner and chief investment officer for the Middle East and North Africa region, it said on Wednesday.

  10. Utilities: Bloody February Brings Valuations Back In Line


    Wed, 1 Apr 2015

    operates power generation and supply in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and renewable energy assets in Europe and North Africa . About half of its profits are earned in Germany. RWE's low-cost power generation assets are difficult to replicate

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