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Nigeria: Warri oil refinery temporarily shut down

Photos@ReutersWarrirefineryNigeria's Warri refinery has been shut down temporarily and operations will resume by early next week a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said yesterday.

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Day in the life: Money spinner

Photos© Clementine CalvéI grew up in the countryside, where you don't have an idea of what's happening in the real world. I come from a very humble background. There was no electricity, and I didn't have the privilege of playing computer games or watching movies. What helped me was reading history books.

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Industry: The third revolution

Photos©Mikkel Ostergaard/Panos-ReaRenewable energy, the sharing economy and transportation innovation are reshaping economies across the world. Will Africa be able to leapfrog
in its development to build revolutionary electricity, manufacturing and transportation networks?

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Abundant cocoa crops in Ivory Coast reliant on mixed weather conditions

Photos@ReuterscocoacropsIvoryCoastLight rains in the past week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions boosted hopes for a healthy main crop but overcast skies could reduce the size of the early harvest, farmers said today.

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Nigerian banks restructure loans to reduce domestic debt

Photo@ReutersNairaDollarsNigeria has restructured short-term commercial bank loans to its cash-strapped state governments into longer-term sovereign bonds as Africa's biggest economy seeks to reduce a growing backlog of domestic debt against a background of falling oil revenues.

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Trend hunter: Mama put gets a facelift

Photos© http://www.grubsmagazine.com/Getting their name from "mama put small", which is Nigerian pidgin for "ma, add a little", mama puts are streetside purveyors of Nigerian soul food.

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