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Nigeria: A Police Boko Haram turncoat

Sokoto is believed to have planned the bombing of St Theresa Roman Catholic church in Madalla/Photo/ReutersA red flag has been raised in the Nigerian police force after a key suspect in the Christmas Day bombing which killed over 40 people escaped from police custody.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:54

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Financing affordable homes in Ghana

Ghana needs about half a million homes annually for the next ten years to address its housing problems/Photo/ReutersShelter Afrique (SA), a Nairobi-based pan-African housing finance company, has signed a five-million dollar agreement with a Ghanaian housing firm to support the delivery of affordable housing in Ghana.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:01

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Ghana: Unions warn government over fuel subsidy removal

Organised labour and professional bodies in Ghana are mounting pressure on the country's government to restore subsidies on petroleum products.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 21:00

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Nigeria's war on oil sector corruption begins

After six days of protests government agreed to reinstate a partial subsidy and fight corruption/Photo/ReutersThe Federal government of Nigeria has embarked on its promise to battle corruption in the oil and gas sector by sending anti-corruption officials into the bureaus which regulates the sale of fuel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:27

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Ghana: Farmers to enjoy seeds, fertilizer subsidies

Ghana aims to double the current maize production/Photo/ReutersThe Ghanaian government says it will subsidise certified seeds and liquid fertiliser for farmers this year as part of a holistic approach to step up farm-level productivity.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:45

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Nigeria: Jonathan's 'negotiation under the gun' - Soyinka

Wole Soyinka has called for the withdrawal of the soldiers/Photo/ReutersAfter compromising by approving the reduction of the price of petrol by US$0.20 following a week of protests, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan must now repair his image with his impoverished countrymen.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:42

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