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Fri,12Feb2016

West Africa

Ghana's electricity, water tariffs drive inflation

Ghana's inflation quickened to 19 percent in January from 17.7 percent recorded the previous month due to increases in utility tariffs and fuel prices, it was revealed on Wednesday.

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Nigeria puts Eurobond sale on hold as it seeks China loan

Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun. Photo©ReutersNigerian Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun plans to travel to China next week, aiming to negotiate a loan of up to $2 billion to help fund record budget spending, financial and government sources said on Wednesday.

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Ghana: Finance minister sees economic recovery after IMF deal

Ghana's finance minister Seth TerkperGhana's finance minister says the country's economic indicators point to a positive trend, given vast improvement in fiscal and current account balances in addition to a surge in real gross domestic product and calm inflationary pressures.

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Mining: AngloGold's Ghana mine partner, Randgold requires investment deal for Obuasi

Africa's top gold producer AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday that it would not look for a new joint venture partner for its Obuasi mine in Ghana until it had an investment agreement with the government.

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Nigeria: Parliament delays vote on revised 2016 budget

Nigeria's parliament has postponed voting on the 2016 budget from Feb. 25 because ministers cannot agree on revised public spending plans, lawmakers said on Tuesday.

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Electricity: Who's got watts?

Political and bureaucratic blockages are weighing on big-ticket power projects. Photo©Petterik Wiggers/PANOS-REAThere are big pushes for Africa to be electrified, but the continent is far from plugged in. Projects have been slow to develop even as new money has been looking for ventures.

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