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Ghana: Banking reforms lift economy

Ghana Cedi/Photo/ReutersA policy setting new minimum capital requirements for banks has given Ghana's economy a lift with reserves quadrupling in the last three years, the central bank said on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:00

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Ethiopia's conundrum: A statue for Nkrumah or Selassie?

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (L) Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (R)

Kwame Nkrumah's statue, which was recently unveiled at the African Union (AU) headquarters, has sparked anger amongst Ethiopian scholars, historians and

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2012 19:42

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Discord at the AU

While reunited in Addis Ababa the Heads of State and government of the continent spewed their differences on the table. Differences among member states highlight a deepening fissure ahead of another voting round in Lilongwe, in June this year.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2012 20:47

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ArcelorMittal: taking the long view in Liberia

A short-term price crunch has done nothing to diminish the steel giant's enthusiasm for its Liberian iron-ore operations, which began this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2012 12:43

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Ghana: Gas gets green light

Policy makers have finally settled on a master plan and financing package that provide the framework for the exploitation of natural gas reserves from the Jubilee field 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 18:41

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West African mining firms should increase local procurement

The World Bank says that mining companies should not only extract wealth but must inject opportunity as wellTo create jobs and stimulate sustainable development in West Africa, the World Bank says, mining companies in the West African sub-region must increase local procurement.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 February 2012 17:03

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