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Mon,23Jul2018

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Opinion: Bright Simons, Founder, mPedigree, Ghana

Bright Simons

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Ghanaian journalist hits out at soccer corruption

Nov. 25. 2013:  file photo of President of Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi. On Friday 8/6/2028 Nyantakyi said he was resigning after he was suspended by the sport's global governing body, FIFA. Photo:  Christian Thompson/AP/SIPAThe undercover Ghanaian journalist who filmed soccer officials appearing to take bribes said on Monday (June 11) that African soccer will continue to be held back on the world stage unless corruption is tackled more vigourously.

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OPINION, André Silver Konan: Simple remedies for our problems

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Photos of recent protests are circulating on social media. One of them, which went viral, suggests a complete flouting of state authority: it shows a gendarme’s cap, shed as he fled mob ­violence in M’Bahiakro on 6 March. Two days earlier, a young girl was killed in this town not far from Bouaké in central Côte d’Ivoire. It was a ritual crime commissioned by the victim’s father, and it led to a violent confrontation between protesters and the authorities.

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ITW: Hervé Boyer, CEO Stanbic Bank Cote d’Ivoire. Francophone Africa is an important part of the puzzle

STANBIC BANK CÔTE D’IVOIRE
Francophone Africa is an important part of the puzzle

South Africa’s Standard Bank launched operations in Côte d’Ivoire last year and is planning on using the country as its Francophone West African base

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DOSSIER INSURANCE: Innovation is the best policy

A nation of risk-takers, Nigeria needs insurance tailored to specific trades - SVEN TORFINN/PANOS-REA
Only 1% of the Nigerian population is insured, but research suggests that to be successful in this market demands a whole new approach. As an influx of foreign players changes the landscape, indigenous players are being forced to think on their feet

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Art Dubai: Shifting perspectives

 

wealth-of-nations-installation-jogja-national-museum-indonesia-courtesy-jogja-biennaleAfrican and diaspora artists shone at this year’s Emirates art fair, making the case for Africa-based galleries to forge links beyond  the continent while nurturing a young collector base at home 

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