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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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— The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has received a boost of non-lethal equipment from the United States Department of State.

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— Some African leaders are expected to grace the inauguration of newly elected President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday, APA learns here Wednesday.

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— The planned rehabilitation of 50 major dilapidated bridges in Nigeria and the resolve by the Senate to probe the killings in Southern Kaduna are the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday.

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— The media in Ghana on Wednesday focuses on the impending presidential inauguration ceremony and an averted clash between two factions at a suburb in Accra.

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APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's Revenue Authority (AT) collected US$2.46 billion in tax revenue in 2016, surpassing the annual target by 4.8 percent.

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