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Does logging help poor and developing countries?

Norway has recently signed a multi-million-dollar deal with Liberia to stop logging in order to protect the environment, but what will be the impact of such deals on the communities who rely on the industry for their livelihood?

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Nigeria votes: Nollywood's President

At an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Silverbird entertainment empire, in November 2010, President Jonathan caught the audience unawares with his announcement of a $200 million fund for Nigerian "entertainers".

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Nigeria in lock down ahead of polls

Nigeria has closed all its borders and suspended all international flights as the West African country tightens security ahead of presidential elections on Saturday.

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Nigeria worries over economic growth outlook, keeps benchmark interest rate unchanged

Nigeria's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 13 percent as expected on Tuesday, saying tight monetary policy should offset the inflationary effects of elevated spending ahead of a March 28 election.

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Namibia and Ghana get ready for business

File photo©Vincent Fournier for JANamibia has established an embassy in Ghana as it seeks to grow political and business relations with the West African country.

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Ghana: The vote must go on

Democracy is not a simple matter in Ghana. Photo©PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFPWrangling continues over how to carry out the necessary electoral reforms.

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