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Fri,18Apr2014

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Energy: Ghana's gas processing plant at the end of the rainbow

The Kwame Nkrumah FSPO unit reflects high hopes at Jubilee. Photo©TullowAfter a series of delays and technical problems affecting the whole value chain, the state-owned petroleum company's new chief executive promises lift-off in July.

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Africa and the sick men of Europe

There is this knotty problem in European-African relations, and one side is really losing the plot.

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Money Transfer: Are Africans getting ripped off?

Migrant workers from some African countries pay charges as high as 20 percent to send savings home, the ODI report said. Photo©ReutersAfricans in the Diaspora are charged twice the global average in taxes to send money to relatives back home, a recent study has revealed.

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Algeria: The battles Bouteflika has won

A substantial military guard has protected the In Amenas plant since the 2013 hostage crisis. Photo©Tsuyoshi MATSUMOTO/AP/SIPAThe roots of Bouteflika's popularity go back to his bargaining with Islamist forces in the 1990s and restoring Algeria's pride. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika benefits from his dynamic past.

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Elections: The big men back Algeria's Bouteflika

An executive vice-president would relieve President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of physically demanding tasks. Photo©Ryad KramdiWeakened by a stroke in 2013, and despite his increasingly rare public engagements, 77-year-old Bouteflika remains the establishment's choice in April's presidential polls.

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Transport: Aviation and Maritime reforms beckon

Aircraft on runway in Ghana. Photo©Arne Hoel/The World Bank Africa's aviation industry is beginning to pick up thanks to the continent's impressive economic growth, but with seaports infrastructure largely abandoned in many countries in Africa over the years, there is urgent need for huge investments.

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