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President says Ghana's economy is back on track, highlights free secondary education efforts

 Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, left, talks with another delegate before a meeting of African Union countries at the UN General Assembly, Sept. 20, 2017, at U.N headquarters. Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP/SIPAGhana's economy is rebounding and the major commodity exporter is poised to wean itself off bailouts through sustained fiscal discipline and a battle against corruption, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Wednesday (January 17).

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'Where is the brain surgery in making chocolate?': AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina on Africa's need for a farming revolution

 

Vincent Fournier/Jeune Afrique-REAThe AfDB president talks to The Africa Report about how results matter more than ideology and how the continent needs to support its farmers to face off competitors

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Ghana's independent power plant that will ease power blackouts

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Cenpower will launch its $900m Kpone independent power plant (IPP) at the end of 2017, reducing blackouts in Accra. The Africa Report talks to Theo Sackey, Cenpower's chief executive officer.

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Trump questions taking immigrants from 'shithole countries', sources say

Jan. 8, 2018: President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP/SIPAPresident Donald Trump questions why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries,” according sources. Ryan Brooks reports.

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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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