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Anger mounts in Nigeria over state of the economy

A vendor sells newspapers, including stories of Buhari's medical leave for ill health, Nigeria,May 8, 2017. Photo:Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigerians say they are 'fed up' with the current economic situation, even as the government makes efforts to pull Africa's biggest economy out of recession.

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Nigeria's presidency to sign 2017 budget into law next week

 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, left, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, right, at the presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria,March 13, 2017. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze/AP/SIPANigeria's presidency is expected to sign the 2017 budget into law next week, the speaker of the lower chamber of parliament said on Friday, in an effort to pull Africa's biggest economy out of its first recession in 25 years.

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Nigerian aims to revolutionize reading in Africa with e-books platform

 A model holds an e-book reader. Photo: Kathy Willens/AP/SIPAOkechukwu Ofili is an entrepreneur in Nigeria investing in digital technology to get more people to read books.

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Liberia Presidential hopeful: "Sometimes we didn’t follow through"

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As October elections approach, Liberia's vice-president Joseph Boakai is hopeful of winning the presidency, but is caught in a tough scramble to convince Liberians he embodies change

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Nigeria's Senate passes oil governance bill: Senate Twitter

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria, speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017. Photo: Michel Euler/AP/SIPANigeria's Senate passed a long-awaited oil governance bill following its third and final reading, it said on its official Twitter feed on Thursday.

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Galamsey gamble

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Ghana's government wants to tackle unregulated small-scale mining as a means to reassure big foreign miners and to create jobs, but the mining industry feeds into criminality and environmental despoliation. The clock is ticking for the new government to find solutions that work for actors big and small

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