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— A renowned Ghanaian heart surgeon, Professor Frimpong Boateng, has been nominated by President-elect Nana Akufo Addo as the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister.

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— The wanted declaration for a bank worker and a promise to include a Zongo (Muslim communities) development fund in first budget dominate the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Tuesday.

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— Nigeria has been rated among the world leaders in aviation safety, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said on Monday.

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— Nigeria is set to establish a match-making data base for international business inter-connectivity and stress-free investments, says Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama.

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— The promotion of Made-in-Nigeria goods by the Senate President and the commencement of the payment of N5,000 monthly stipend to unemployed persons dominate the headlines of Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday.

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— Egypt's trade balance deficit dropped by 19.9 percent in October 2016 to 27.83 billion Egyptian pounds ($1.5 billion) from 34.75 billion pounds in October 2015, according to the monthly bulletin of foreign trade released by the state's statistics center (CAPMAS) issued on Tuesday.

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