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Nigeria's Buhari seeks approval to borrow $6.93 bln from China, World Bank

Passengers traveling to Kano peer through a window of the inaugural train in Lagos, Nigeria Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking parliament's approval for a proposal to borrow $5.85 billion from China to modernise its rail network and another $1.075 billion from the World Bank to help rebuild the insurgency-torn northeast.

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Ivory Coast cocoa quality suffers as merchants blend beans

In this photo taken  May 31, 2011, farmer Issiaka Ouedraogo walks past cocoa pods growing on a tree, on a cocoa farm, Ivory Coast. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP/SIPACocoa exporters and grinders in top producer Ivory Coast are rejecting large volumes of beans because of poor quality as farmers seek to blend leftover main-crop cocoa into new mid-crop arrivals, exporters and merchants said on Thursday.

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Gambia's bankrupt state risks failing families seeking justice

In this photo taken on Feb. 18, 2017, Gambia President Adama Barrow speaks during his inauguration ceremony in Banjul, Gambia. Photo: Kuku Marong/AP/SIPAA gutted court system and bankrupt state risks leaving those seeking justice for victims of the dictatorship out in the cold in the new democratic, Gambia.

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Nigeria's lower house committee to probe oil licence deal

The Shell logo outside a petrol station in London, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/SIPANigeria's lower house of parliament has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245, the committee chairman said on Wednesday.

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Meet Cameroon's baby-food entrepreneur

Children play on a tree swing in Yola, Nigeria, close to the Cameroon border. Friday, April 22, 2016. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP/SIPAPascaline Nande is a young Cameroonian entrepreneur who saw the baby food market dominated by imported brands and decided to provide the first commercial home-made option.

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When Nigeria sneezes, Benin catches a cold

With the devaluation of Nigeria’s naira and a drop in oil prices, Benin’s re-export sector and border-town traders are feeling the pain

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