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2012-02-27 15:53:18 Second Round of Presidential Election Likely [RFI] Unofficial results suggest that Senegal's presidential election will go to a second round, as it seems unlikely that any candidate has garnered the required 50 per cent of votes plus one.

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Wednesday, 02-10-16, 13:52Kef - Tunisian, Algerian Business Operators Urge Creation of Free Trade Zone in Sakiet Sidi Youssef[Tunis Afrique Presse] Kef -The building of a Maghreb joint space was under focus at a conference held Saturday in Sakiet Sidi Youssef.
Wednesday, 02-10-16, 13:43President of the Republic Receives Basma Khalfaoui[Tunis Afrique Presse] Carthage -President Béji Caïd Essebsi received, on Tuesday in the Carthage palace, widow of martyr Chokri Belaid, Basma Khalfaoui "given his commitment to endeavour to reveal the truth over the assassination of Belaid », a statement of the Presidency of the Republic reads.
Wednesday, 02-10-16, 13:42Ghana's Gold Diggers - Land and Rivers Laid to Waste[SciDev.Net] Large swathes of Ghana's gold belt have been laid to waste in the search for the precious metal by illegal small-scale miners. Cocoa plantations have been cut down and rivers polluted with heavy metals, including mercury, used to extract gold.
Wednesday, 02-10-16, 13:41Premature to Judge Results of Probe Into Italian Student's Death - Foreign Ministry[Egypt Online] Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid it is premature to judge the results of investigations into the death of Italian student in Egypt.
Wednesday, 02-10-16, 13:40Kenya Approves Limited GM Maize Release[SciDev.Net] Kenya says more tests and safeguards are needed before genetically modified (GM) maize seeds can be grown commercially in the country.

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