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Investing Benin: ITV: Serge Adjovi, Director, Digital Economy Agency

SergeThe digital economy is one of the four sectors supported by the Government Action Programme (GAP) to transform the economy. Just as it does for energy or transport, the State is investing heavily in this sector. We interview Serge Adjovi, Director, Digital Economy Agency

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NIGERIA: "We are pushing the population to the brink"; Donald Duke

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Donald Duke, two-time governor of Cross River State and a part-time saxophone player at jazz festivals, wants to conduct a much larger orchestra next year: Nigeria’s 180 million people. In June, the 56-year-old politician declared his intention to run for president in the 2019 polls. He speaks to The Africa Report on President Muhammadu Buhari’s scorecard, the Niger Delta, insecurity, industrial policy, devolution of powers and a $500m flop from his time as governor.

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Frontline: Problems with Privinvest

 

Camille MillerandThe Nigerian former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recounts her face-off with the shipbuilder

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BENIN | Cotonou, where tomorrow’s startups are invented

Tech Hub trains around 25 people a year. Currently six startups are housed here.
Benin has some of the best IT developers in West Africa. Dozens of startups 
are blossoming as more digital training becomes available.

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BENIN | Growing more productive and competitive

An invasive plant becomes a business opportunity. The water hyacinth, once dried and processed, is used to depollute industrial sites.
Through its action programme, the government of Benin is making the agriculture sector one of the country’s drivers of economic growth and wealth and job creation. It is planning on improved productivity, using the impressive revival of the cotton sector over the past year as an example.

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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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