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Mon,25May2015

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Shares fall for Tiger Brands in Nigeria

Photo@ReutersriceTiger Brands, South Africa's biggest consumer foods manufacturer, reported flat first-half earnings today, weighed down by its operations in Nigeria and the weakened Naira.

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Ghana's emerging industry faces tough tests

Tullow has nearly a 50% stake in the offshore TEN project, which is in a disputed region. Photo©TullowGhana is suffering from a precipitous drop in oil prices, delays to the gas processing plant and a maritime border dispute.

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Ghana's downturn gives time for reflection

Takoradi will soon face competition from a free- zone port at Atuabo. Photo©Francis KokorokoAmidst low oil prices and Ghana's electricity crisis, the country's ports are getting vast new improvements to support the local oil industry and attract regional trade.

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Ghana: John Mahama's government on the ropes

Since 2014, President John Dramani Mahama has held the role of ECOWAS chairman. Photo©Thierry Charlier/AFPThe government risks a repeat of the problems the country faced in the 1980s. the IMF is there to help with loans and a package of painful reforms.

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ECOWAS has played a stronger role as a political organisation

Hanna Tetteh, Foreign minister, Ghana. Photo©TIBOR ILLYES/EPA/MAXPPPAlthough the body was founded to spur West Africa's economic integration, over the years it has worked more effectively to resolve political and military crises.

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Ecowas: The next forty years

Biometric identity cards will replace the current document for visa-free travel in ECOWAS. Photo©Thierry Gouegnon / ReutersAs the West African regional body celebrates 40 years in May, The Africa Report looks at integration on the ground and what the next four decades could hold.

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