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Sun,02Aug2015

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Governments need a big dose of simplification - Jeff Immelt

Jeff Immelt, Chief executive officer, General Electric. Photo©Eric Baudet/Divergence-Images.ComGE's planned $1bn investment to make Nigeria a manufacturing, service and innovation hub has started with its Calabar plant. But governments must cut the red tape, says CEO, Jeff Immelt.

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Lobbying: Africa needs a unified agenda - Rosa Whitaker

Rosa Whitaker, President of The Whitaker Group. Photo©Great Decisions in Foreign Policy on PBSThe US government's first trade representative for Africa talks to The Africa Report about the need for lobbyists in Washington's politics, how African countries are shaping their images and the ways that dodgy players cheat their clients.

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Oil and Gas: Nigerian banks have come of age - Wale Tinubu

 Wale Tinubu, Chief executive officer, OandoThe market now understands that developing oil deposits in Nigeria is not just reserved for foreign companies, says Wale Tinubu, Chief executive officer, Oando.

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Simon Denny: South Africa's Mergers & Acquisition star

Simon Denny. Photo©All Rights ReservedHaving advised on some of South Africa's most high-profile deals, Denny predicts increased cross-border transactions with South Africa and eastern Europe.

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Joshua Siaw: Legal eagle with a bird's-eye view

Joshua Siaw©Andy LaneThe youthful Africa director of an international law firm has made his diaspora experience an asset in professional life.

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Hafid el Fassy : The banking system has its Robin Hood

Hafid el Fassy. Photo©Hassan Ouazzani for TARFed up with the excesses of banking culture, this Moroccan entrepreneur aims to show that ethical finance is viable.

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Innovation: We don't sell technology, we sell the application - Bob Collymore

Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom. Photo©Bruno Levy for JACall them old-fashioned, but Kenyans are still using their mobile phones for talking. The head of Safaricom, Bob Collymore, however, has other plans.

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