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

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    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.

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

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    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.

  3. More than 5,600 boat migrants rescued off North Africa in past three days

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    Mon, 13 Apr 2015

    ROME, April 13 (Reuters) - At least nine people died when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya and 144 more were rescued, the Italian coast guard said on Monday, after another heavy weekend for maritime rescue services operating off North Africa .

  4. UN wants "understanding" of Western Sahara human rights situation

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    Fri, 10 Apr 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, April 10 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an "independent and impartial understanding" of human rights in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara, according to a report seen by Reuters on Friday.

  5. Middle East state spending throws lifeline to oilfield services

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    Fri, 10 Apr 2015

    LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - Oil majors may have slashed capital spending but national oil companies (NOCs) in the Middle East and North Africa show no sign of cutting investment, buoying oilfield services that the stock market has beaten down.

  6. African Union urges UN rights monitoring role in Western Sahara

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    Tue, 7 Apr 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (Reuters) - The head of the African Union has urged the United Nations to add human rights monitoring to the tasks of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara.

  7. MOVES-Citigroup promotes Aschi to head FI corporate banking MENA

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    Wed, 1 Apr 2015

    LONDON, April 1 (IFR) - Citigroup has appointed Narjess Aschi as head of financial institutions corporate banking for the Middle East and North Africa region, replacing Aziz Rahman, who has moved internally to Johannesburg, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  8. Utilities: Bloody February Brings Valuations Back In Line

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    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

  9. Morocco court jails investigative reporter on adultery charges

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    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    RABAT, March 31 (Reuters) - A Moroccan court has sentenced an investigative reporter to 10 months of prison for "taking part in adultery", his lawyers said, but rights groups said it was another blow to freedom of speech in the North African kingdom.

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

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    Nations Security Council 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.

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