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Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar Map of Sainte Marie island Madagascar  Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd World Bank stalls $90m Uganda loan   The World Bank has postponed a $90m (54m) loan to Uganda over its tough new anti-gay law that has drawn criticism from around the world   IMF recognises Somalia government  The International Monetary Fund has recognised the government of Somalia after a break in relations of 22 years South Sudan awaits big China loan  Officials in South Sudan say China has agreed to loan it $8bn for major development projects to build roads, bridges and telecom networks   South Africa to get Mandela banknotes  South Africa is to issue a complete set of banknotes bearing the image of its first black president, Nelson Mandela   IMF lends struggling Egypt $3 billion  The International Monetary Fund has tentatively agreed to lend $3 billion to Egypt to support the country's economy for the next year   Egypt ups pay as protests go on
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1. 2016-04-26 Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes' Mosul
2. 2015-12-13 South Africa's president replaces finance minister, again Pretoria, South Africa
3. 2015-05-07 Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar Sainte Marie island, Madagascar
4. 2014-02-27 World Bank stalls $90m Uganda loan Uganda
5. 2013-04-12 IMF recognises Somalia government Somalia
6. 2012-04-28 South Sudan awaits big China loan Southern Sudan
7. 2012-02-11 South Africa to get Mandela banknotes South Africa
8. 2011-06-05 IMF lends struggling Egypt $3 billion Egypt
2011-02-07 Egypt ups pay as protests go on Egypt

  South Africa's president replaces finance minister, again Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes'

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Apr.26   Mosul
  Up to $800m (550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says

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Dec.13   South Africa
  President Zuma has replaced newly appointed Finance Minister David van Rooyen with the more experienced Pravin Gordhan

May.7   Madagascar

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Feb.27   Uganda

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Apr.12   Somalia

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Apr.28   Southern Sudan
Feb.11   South Africa

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Jun.5   Egypt
Feb.7   Egypt
  Egypt is increasing pay and pensions for public-sector workers by 15% as protesters defy attempts to return the country to normality

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Dec.23   Ivory Coast Gbagbo denied Ivory Coast funds
  The Central Bank of West African States has blocked Laurent Gbagbo's access to funds and has recognised Alassane Ouattara as president

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Feb.2   Zimbabwe 12 zeros removed from currency  Zimbabwe slashed 12 zeros from its currency as hyperinflation continued to erode its value Jan.10   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe introduces new $50 billion note  The central bank will introduce a $50 billion note, enough to buy 2 loaves of bread, as a way of fighting cash shortages amid spiraling infl...

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Dec.19   Zimbabwe New $10B note buys bread  The central bank introduced a $10 billion note worth less than U.S. $20s, as the once-prosperous nation battles against hyperinflation Dec.12   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe introduces $500 million note  The central bank is introducing the highest current denomination as the once-prosperous southern nation battles against spiraling hyperinfla... Dec.6   Zimbabwe Hyperinflation forces to print $200m notes  Cash-strapped Zimbabwe revealed plans to circulate $200 million notes, just days after introducing a $100 million bill Sep.17   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote
  The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a $1,000 note, $10 trillion in the old value, as the country battles to end cash shortages
Jul.30   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe knocking 10 zeros off currency  Zimbabwe will knock 10 zeros off the hyper-inflated currency next month, making 10 billion dollars one dollar Jul.19   Zimbabwe $100 billion banknotes introduced  Troubled central bank introduced new $100 billion banknotes in a desperate bid to ease the recurrent cash shortages plaguing the economy May.5   Somalia Two die in currency riot Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Troops killed at least two people in Mogadishu, when they opened fire to halt riots over rising costs and counterfeit money Mar.12   Zimbabwe Embattled Mugabe boosts workers' pay  President, battling skyrocketing inflation, has announced 'a huge salary increase' for his nation's government workers Feb.1   Zimbabwe Inflation tops 24,000%, officially  Zimbabwe's central bank has revealed that its annual inflation has climbed to the highest in the world. Independent estimates of 150,000%

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Jul.5   Zimbabwe Bulk buy ban amid frenzy
  Authorities ordered businesses to stop selling basic goods in bulk to avert shortages after an price freeze triggered a frenzied buying spree

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