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Workshop on ECOWAS trade liberalization scheme opens in Abuja

A capacity building workshop for regional experts on the mechanism and procedure for operationalising the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) opened in Abuja on Tuesday, 27th September 2011.

It is part of a three-phase train-the-trainers workshop for members of the National Approval Committees (NAC) to ensure effective implementation of the ETLS.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 11:42

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Rooting around in the past: African heritage tourism gains strength

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity" says Ade Akinboyewa of the television serialisation of Arthur Haley's 1976 best-selling novel Roots. As a young black boy growing up in the white suburbs of South London he had never really thought deeply about slavery and how it had shaped him. "For the first time something that had always been opaque and unspoken was suddenly made real."

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2011 18:40

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The Social Network war in Africa is on

As Google launches its new social network service « Google+ », now available to the public without invitations, facebook is trying to remain the leader by looking at emerging countries. With over 700 million regular users in the world, but barely 3 million in Nigeria, facebook knows it can now only grow where the internet is not yet easily accessible.

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Nationalisation of Nigerian banks welcomed

Stockbrokers have hailed the nationalisation of three Nigerian banks as the best thing to happen to the country’s financial markets.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:06

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Ghana: A third woman candidate in presidential race

Women do not shy away from political power in Ghana. After the former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, and the daughter of the "founding father", Samiah Nkrumah declared their interest in the presidency, Akua Donkor, a virtually unknown woman in the west African country's political sphere has entered the race.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:28

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Is Google good for Africa?

Photo©FOTOLIA/ ILLUSTRATION©MEHDI BENYEZZARWith an eye on its future profits, Google is investing millions to enable an army of tech-savvy young Africans to build the web from the bottom up and put their continent on the global information map

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