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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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Anger mounts over Senegal’s Wade push for third term

Diop’s death has added momentum to the protests/Photo/ReutersThe death of a Senegalese protester has sparked an uprising against President Abdoulaye Wade's push for a third term. But despite the massive anti Wade protests, many Senegalese maintain that the situation cannot be compared to the Arab Spring. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 February 2012 12:19

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Black History Month: Dudley Thompson, When Jamaica meets Africa

 

Entering the seond week of Black History Month in a celebration of influential black people across the globe, Lindsay Barrett pays tribute to Dudley Thompson. A Jamaican Pan-Africanist who throughout his career strived to strengthen the links between Africa and the Caribbean.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:02

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Ghana: No drop in Transport fares despite fuel price reduction

Fuel prices rose astronomically after the withdrawal of subsidies in December 2011/Photo/ReutersA Ghanaian government decision to subsidise imported petroleum prices will see fuel prices going down by 20 percent, the National Petroleum Authority announced.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:01

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When Africans take control of their mines and future

 The Africanisation of executives has started as more and more entrepreneurs from the continent invest in some of Africa's most promising sectors.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 February 2012 18:59

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The ghost and guns of Gaddafi haunt Mali

Tuareg militants helped themselves to a considerable quantity of modern weaponry after fighting for Gaddafi/Photo/ReutersThe might of the Tuareg militants in Mali's desert has been bolstered by slain Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's weapons.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 11:53

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