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Mon,10Dec2018

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Ghana: Hope hits reality

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Sweeping to power in January 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government was riding high on hopes for economic change and social progress. Almost two years later, the euphoria is over as his plans are weighed down by a creaky bureaucracy, partisan point-scoring and sums that don’t add up

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Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

An HIV/AIDS baby cries as she is carried by a caregiver at the Sparrows Nest, a home run by Sparrow Ministeries which cares for adults and children with HIV/AIDS, in Roodepoort, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. Photo: DENIS FARRELL/AP/SIPWhen Moustapha Dieng suffered stomach pains, he worried about the cost of the doctor's prescription. Instead, he went to an unlicensed street vendor in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, who sold him medicine on the cheap.

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General Electric pulls out of Nigeria rail concession

The General Electric logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Richard Drew/AP/SIPAGeneral Electric Co has pulled out of a long-term concession deal with the Nigerian government to maintain and operate narrow-gauge rail lines in the West African country, a procurement process adviser told Reuters on Wednesday.

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"We have to remove regulations" - Atiku Abubakar, People’s Democratic Party, Nigeria

Presidential candidate, People’s Democratic Party, Nigeria - OLAMIKAN GBEMIGA FOR TAR
With the business lobby behind him and a commitment to restructure the federal system, Atiku Abubakar has turned the presidential election into a battle of substance and style

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Management contributed to collapse of Nigeria's Skye Bank -deposit insurer

Nov. 11, 2011: Headquarters of Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja.Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAThe management of Nigerian failed lender Skye Bank contributed to the collapse of the mid-tier bank, the country's deposit insurance agency said on Monday.

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Ghana: ITV, Kweku Awotwi, Tullow Ghana

 

Awotwi2The head of Tullow’s Ghana operations, Kweku Awotwi, buoyed by the oil price, looks ahead to a new licensing round and the drive towards domesticating the industry

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