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Gabon ponders new contract terms for foreign oil companies

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Foreign investors in Gabon''s oil production sector might face tougher conditions, under new government plans aimed at squeezing more money from international companies.
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South Africa's chemical industry reports on responsible care

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — South Africa''s chemical industry has moved forward towards its goal to ensure sustainability, the Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) announced in its annual "Responsible Care Report."
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Disease, drought curb global meat production, report finds

WASHINGTON — Global meat production rose to 297 million tons in 2011, an increase of 0.8 percent over 2010 levels, and is projected to reach 302 million tons by the end of 2012.
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First processing, packaging expo to be held in east Africa

VIENNA, Austria — The East African Community (EAC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Ipack-Ima, Italy’s leading organizer of exhibitions for the processing and packaging technology industries, will
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Militant group attacks oil pipeline

LAGOS, Nigeria — A militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Nigerian oil pipeline Saturday night, according to ABC News. In an email sent to journalists,
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Senior Ugandan government officials resign over oil scandal

KAMPALA, Uganda — Three senior Ugandan government officials were asked to step down Wednesday amid allegations that they accepted bribes from a British oil company, The New York Times reported.Parliament
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