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  • adj. Of or pertaining to North Africa
  • n. Native or inhabitant of North Africa


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  • With currency-market volatility down recently as investors wait to see the outcomes of several global crises, including the Japan earthquake and the ongoing Middle Eastern and North African political shakeups, banks could see revenue from their foreign-exchange operations potentially decline this year.

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  • "Libya was very fashionable," says Mehdi Haroun , a partner at Herbert Smith LLP law firm, who has long worked in the North African energy sector.

    For West's Oil Firms, No Love Lost in Libya

  • Also on Thursday, Financial leaders from the U.S., Europe, Middle East and North Africa agreed on a "joint action plan" to target investment for "inclusive growth" in the Middle East and North African region, according to a joint statement released by France and the U.S.

    Japan Ready to Seek Aid on Any Yen Volatility

  • France and Italy called on the EU to overhaul its border policy to stem the flow of North African immigrants.

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  • A 2010 report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sets the bar for a global middle class at daily expenditures between $10 and $100, estimated a middle class of 32 million in sub-Saharan Africa, which excludes North African countries.

    A New Class of Consumers Grows in Africa

  • This first visit was also the starting point of a fascination with the North African culture of Paris.

    French is too important to be left to middle-class Francophiles | Andrew Hussey

  • Many companies have maintained a cautious view to putting more money into Tunisia and other North African countries until the political direction becomes clearer.

    Heeding a Revolution

  • The warrants from The Hague court turn the three men into internationally wanted suspects, potentially complicating efforts to mediate an end to more than four months of intense fighting in the North African nation.

    International court orders arrest of Gadhafi

  • Protests in Tunisia and in neighboring Algeria are raising questions about the hard-line governments in the two North African countries.

    Rights Group says 35 Dead in Tunisia Protests

  • Our contexts are not entirely the same, but the courage of North African activists for democracy certainly inspired us, as did the possibility of bringing about change in countries where the same person has been in power for decades.

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