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Fri,14Dec2018

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BENIN | ABDOULAYE BIO TCHANÉ: “300 MW of additional production capacity by 2019”

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ITW, ABDOULAYE BIO TCHANÉ, Minister of State for Planning and Development

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BENIN | The biggest of West Africa’s small ports

The Port of Cotonou accounts for 90% of foreign trade.

Progress has been made in the operation of the Port of Cotonou, although there is still investment required for its infrastructure upgrades. Port management, which has just been outsourced to Port of Antwerp International, is being constantly improved to ensure greater efficiency and security.

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BENIN | Foreign trade: recovery in sight

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Benin’s foreign trade is set to be boosted by the record cotton harvests achieved since 2016 along with Nigeria’s return to growth. The country’s economy has gone through a tough two years due to poor harvests and its giant neighbour’s embattled economic performance.

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BENIN | Growth: positive indicators

Cotton production for the 2016-2017 crop year was estimated at 450,000 tons
Record cotton harvests, economic recovery in Nigeria, a healthy building and public works sector… There are an increasing number of positive signs that indicate that Benin’s economy began picking up again in 2017. This economic dynamic is being driven by “Revealing Benin” (Benin Révélé), the ambitious Government Action Programme (GAP) financed by the IMF

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Briefing/Signposts: Kenya - Three's a crowd

 

The StarOn 9 March, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands with opposition leader Raila Odinga, half a year after  the troubled Kenyan general elections.

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Mozambique: The anatomy of corruption

 

Grant Lee Neuenburg/ReutersThe Africa Report shines a light on how an African government crafted  a shady deal, with the help of international contractors and big banks, that the country’s citizens will be paying for over decades to come

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