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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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Wednesday, 07-29-15, 17:48Irrigation Minister Lauds Sudan Efforts for Solutions Regarding Ethiopia's Dam[Egypt Online] Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi has praised efforts exerted by Sudan to bring closer views of Khartoum, Cairo and Addis Ababa regarding Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam.
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Wednesday, 07-29-15, 17:41Algeria's Vehicle Imports Drop By U.S. $820 Million in 1st Half of 2015[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The Algerian vehicle imports dropped by nearly $2.95 billion during the 1st half of 2015 against $2.95 billion during the same period in 2014, down 27.86 %, said the Algerian Customs.
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Wednesday, 07-29-15, 17:37Lungi Murder Trial[Concord] The sole forensic pathologist in the country yesterday gave expert evidence as to the cause of death of one Saidu Bangura, who was allegedly murdered in Lungi by a lady friend, Fatmata Tucker.

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