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2012-02-23 12:05:10 Cash-Strapped Villagers Barter Produce for Electricity [World Bank] Goyola - In late 2009, a small, private electricity supplier in Guinea, West Africa, launched its service in the remote rural village of Goyala. Similar efforts had been made in other parts of the country, but Goyala has proven unique; 100 percent of the villagers have signed up for the service, and all of them pay their electricity bills on time.

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Sunday, 05-24-15, 17:53Burundi Opposition Leaders Go Into Hiding[Al Jazeera] Many of Burundi's opposition figures have gone into hiding after the killing of Zedi Feruzi, leader of the Union for Peace and Development party, a major opposition said.
Sunday, 05-24-15, 15:07Government 'Not Cooperating' with Presidential Transition - Buhari[Daily Trust] In an extensive, exclusive conversation with Weekly Trust, Nigeria's incoming president says he will level with the people about fuel and revenue shortages and other challenges, when he assumes office and can learn the facts. He also reiterated support for the outgoing government's agriculture minister to head the African Development Bank. 
Sunday, 05-24-15, 14:44Watching the Polls - High Early Turnout, Some Irregularities[Addis Fortune] Addis Ababa -ADDIS ABEBA
Sunday, 05-24-15, 11:28Arab Chiefs of Staff Meet Saturday in Cairo[Egypt Online] Arab army chiefs of staff held a meeting on Saturday 23/05/2015 under Egyptian Army Chief of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Hegazi at the Arab League premises in Cairo to probe forming a joint Arab military force to confront regional security challenges.
Sunday, 05-24-15, 11:05Mohamed Ennaceur - Tunisia's Political Success Should Translate Into Economic and Social Success[Tunis Afrique Presse] Hammamet -House of People's Representatives (HPR) Speaker Mohamed Ennaceur estimated that Tunisia's political success should translate into economic and social success through a participatory development model and a consensus around an economic and social reform plan.

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