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Slimmed-down Ecobank rises to the telecoms challenge

Arnold Ekpe, Group chief executive officer, Ecobank/ Photo/ Vincent Fournier-JAAfter the pan-African bank doubled its profits to $132m in 2010, it opened its new headquarters in Lome, Togo on 28 June and signed a mobile bank- ing deal with Airtel. Ecobank's CEO sits down with The Africa Report to dis- cuss the other changes taking place at the bank

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 14:51

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US$1 billion Chinese railway line for Ethiopia

Photo/ReutersEthiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) and the China Railway Group Limited (CREC) on Tuesday sealed a US$1 billion deal to build railway infrastructure in the Horn of Africa country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 17:13

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Cameroon Banks: Moving on from the low-hanging fruit

The Central African central bank is pushing Cameroonian lenders to transform their lending ­practices and to finance the real economy

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 09:52

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Air Zimbabwe trying to secure French planes amid sanctions

Air Zimbabwe is reportedly struggling to register two airbus planes it bought from France because of European Union sanctions imposed on the southern African country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 15:53

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US EXIM Bank to support small businesses in Ghana

Photo/ReutersUS Export and Import Bank says it is determined to invest more in the Ghanaian economy with special focus on small and medium scale enterprises.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 19:08

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Zimbabwe’s mega mining project in limbo

Photo/ReutersThe revival of Zimbabwe's biggest iron and steel company by an Indian company Essar is now in limbo because of squabbles in President Robert Mugabe's unity government.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 13:19

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Dynamic Africa will help world economic recovery, says Sarkozy ahead of G20

French President Nicolas Sarkozy/Photo/Reuters

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called on world leaders not to use the financial crisis as an excuse to ignore urgent actions that need to be taken on global development.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 October 2011 11:39

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