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Nigeria: Politicians debate fuel subsidy removal

The Medium Term Expenditure Framework, submitted to the Senate early October, could save the country over $800 billion/Photo/ReutersNigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has supported a plan to scrap fuel subsidies, pitting himself against labour unions and some politicians who are vehemently opposed to the plan.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2011 13:16

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Nigeria: The battle for Goodluck's ear

With a reform team in place, President Goodluck Jonathan faces an array of opponents and vested interests who can stop policy change in its tracks and further slow Nigeria's economic development. His success depends upon whose advice he listens to.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2011 16:13

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Nigeria wants illicit trade in small arms curbed

Nigeria has called for end to the importation of illicit, small and light weapons into West Africa by "corporate warlords" from developed nations, which fuel unrest.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 16:04

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Ghana‘s public spending pressures can disturb gains – IMF

Public spending pressures and the uncertainty on world commodity prices could derail Ghana's otherwise favourable economic outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 17:56

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Ghana launches policy on PPPs to speed infrastructure development

Ghana has launched a policy on public private partnership (PPP) to help speed up the development of infrastructure.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 17:49

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Sub Saharan Africa lagging behind in MDGs

The United Nations says several sub-Saharan African countries including Nigeria will not meet their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) unless they create a conducive political environment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 14:46

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