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2012-03-15 10:37:03 Finance Minister Faces Arrest [Swazi Media] Swaziland's Finance Minister Majozi Sithole faces arrest for implementing a 10 percent salary cut on senators in the kingdom without their permission.

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Friday, 05-29-15, 16:44Thousands Flee Violent Upsurge in Northern Mali[IRIN] Bamako -A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins.
Friday, 05-29-15, 16:21Buhari's Tough Challenge in Nigeria[African Arguments] When Muhammadu Buhari assumes office as Nigeria's president on 29 May, he will take the reins of a country in serious distress.
Friday, 05-29-15, 16:21New IFC and Ecobank Facility to Finance SMEs in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States[PR Newswire] Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group and leading pan-African full-service banking group, today announced the launch of a $110 million risk-sharing facility. It will increase access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states in West and Central Africa.
Friday, 05-29-15, 16:18Statement By High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini Following Her Meeting With Libyan Special Envoy Nuri Betelman[PR Newswire] Brussels -"Today I met with Dr Nuri Betelman who was recently appointed by Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni as a Special Envoy to engage with the EU on migration related issues. This meeting took place in the context of a series of contacts I have had in recent weeks with different Libyan actors, and others, to address the serious problems caused by human trafficking and smuggling in the Mediterranean and the need for a comprehensive approach to address this urgent humanitarian problem.
Friday, 05-29-15, 16:16Statement By the Spokesperson On the Assassination Attempt On Libyan Prime Minister Al-Thinni[PR Newswire] Brussels -Yesterday's terrorist attack on Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni is an outrageous assault to further destabilise Libya. Thankfully the Prime Minister survived the attack unharmed.

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