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Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei
Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • MME talks to Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei
  • Investment opportunities and challenges facing the world's newest country, South Sudan
  • Will South Sudan honor oil contracts signed by the previous regime in Khartoum?

(CNN) -- Face Time -- Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian Presidential Candidate

Elections in Egypt are fast approaching but tensions remain over the pace of post revolutionary reform.

MME sat down with former U.N. nuclear chief and a current Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei to discuss the ongoing discord and his plans for the country's future.

In Focus -- Investing in Sudan

As celebrations for the birth of South Sudan begin to fade, attentions have turned to the serious business of boosting the country's economy.

With the Middle East accounting for a quarter of foreign direct investment in Sudan before it split, MME looks at the venture opportunities in the world's newest nation.

In Focus -- South Sudan, investing for the future - Oyay Deng Ajak

When South Sudan gained independence it announced it would review all oil contracts signed by the previous regime in Khartoum. The decision has the potential to impact on the holdings of international oil companies such as Total, China Petroleum Corporation and Malaysia's Petronas.

MME sat down with South Sudan's Investment Minister to discuss the future of the country's oil policy.

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