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'The minds of the children are the future of Africa': Writers Elnathan John and Mahi Binebine on the importance of youth

Damien GrenonGive me the child for the first seven years, say  the Jesuits, and I will give you the man. For writers Elnathan John and Mahi Binebine, the future  of the continent depends on how it cradles its youth

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Nigeria agrees $550 mln satellite deal with China

 In this photo, the satellite is ready at Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, on May 14, 2007. China launched a communications satellite for Nigeria, the first of its kind in Africa. Photo: Li Gang/AP/SIPANigeria has agreed a $550-million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month, the communication minister said on Wednesday.

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Entrepreneurs developing online cross border trade between U.S., Africa

Management student Ndeye Mane Toure, uses an internet meeting site to chat with new acquaintances at a cyber cafe in Dakar, Senegal, Aug. 8, 2006. Photo: REBECCA BLACKWELL/AP/SIPAEntrepreneurs in the United States have been developing a new online cross border trade between the U.S. and Africa due to the recent demand for goods between the two regions.

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Day in the life: growing a future

Fresh Direct/FacebookAngel Adelaja moved back to Nigeria from the US and started an urban container farming venture that enables young people with relatively little startup capital to  rent space and become entrepreneurs in their own right

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Agribusiness: Nigeria's food for thought, and for growth

Tyso Sadlo/OlamThe September launch of a feedmill by Olam, and announcements of new projects by Dangote Group, show investors are ready to commit to Nigeria’s diversification

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Sanusi: 'These people feel there is no future'

Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersMuhammadu Sanusi II talks to The Africa Report about anger in Nigeria, insecurity in the Sahel, the West’s hypocrisy and the relationship between Islam and politics

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