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Fri,18Apr2014

West Africa

Gbagbo's long shadow on Côte d'Ivoire's politics

the opposition has its eyes on elections in 2015. Photo©ReutersThe supporters of the former president are slowly reforming the opposition.

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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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Licensing: More for governments, less for companies

The latest rounds of oil exploration licences have greater strings attached. Photo©Peter Langer/Design Pics/Corbis Analysts worry that Africa will become less attractive for exploration as states try to get more from the oil and gas sectors.

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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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Finance: Ghana's smaller fistful of dollars

The cedi’s exchange rate with the dollar slipped from ¢0.90 in 2007 to ¢2.56 in February 2014. Photo©ReutersThe government has restricted forex transactions and raised interest rates to protect the value of the cedi, which has been in decline for several years.

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