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Gambia's president swept from power after two decades in charge

A Gambian officer speaks to President Yahya Jammeh during his final rally in Banjul. Photo: Jerome Delay/AP/SIPAGambia's autocratic leader Yahya Jammeh, who once declared that he would rule over the country for "a billion years", has been swept from power in a stunning defeat at the polls.

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Nigeria's UBA gets $150m loan from African Development Bank

The Lagos offices of the United Bank for Africa. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigeria's United Bank for Africa (UBA) has secured a $150m loan deal with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support infrastructure projects in Africa's top economy, the bank said on Thursday.

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Consortium led by French group Total wins Ivory Coast LNG deal

French oil major Total has established a consortium to build a liquid natural gas import terminal  in Ivory Coast. Photo: ReutersFrench oil major Total, the Ivorian state oil company and four other partners have formally established a consortium to build a liquid natural gas (LNG) import terminal meant to feed the country's growing electricity consumption.

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'The home of unicorns': Nigeria's Yabacon Valley shows startups the road to tech success

Coders learn from the pros at CC Hub’s CodeCamp, an immersive four-week course that ends in an internship. Photo by Co-Creation Hub

When Facebook-founder Mark Zuckerberg visited Lagos’s burgeoning tech and startup hub it confirmed what Nigerians already knew: Yabacon Valley is the future. The Africa Report feels the full force of acceleration

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Nigeria's lawmakers summon oil minister over deals with China and India

Nigeria Petroleum Minister Ibe Kachikwu attends a function in Lagos. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigeria's parliament summoned the country's oil minister on Tuesday to clarify details of oil and gas infrastructure agreements worth $80bn with Chinese companies and a $15bn deal with India.

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Moody's predicts 2.5% expansion in Nigeria's 2017 GDP if oil output rises

Moody's sign is displayed on the company's corporate headquarters in New York, 2013. Photo: Reuters/Brendan McDermidNigeria's economy can expand by 2.5% next year, rebounding from a recession entered in the second quarter, as long it can keep oil output at 2.2m barrels per day, a senior Moody's analyst said.

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