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Wed,20Jun2018

West Africa

Nigerian weddings: The big Contract

A Yoruba bride dances during the traditional introduction to the groom’s family - Credit: ipinayo ade-akingboye/weddingsbyipinayo.com
The typical Nigerian wedding is a carnival of its own that has given rise to an informal micro-economy, as ever-industrious Nigerians look to make gains from happy days

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West Africa: people to watch

 

Bret Hartman/TED - Nnedi OkoraforWest Africa: people to watch

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People to watch: Nigeria

Iyinoluwa AboyejiMaking money, hatching plans

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Nigeria's indigenous oil services companies say major oil projects are not moving fast enough

 

twitterBank-Anthony Okoroafor, Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (Petan) thinks that major projects are not moving fast enough. The spokesman for Nigeria’s indigenous oil services companies tells The Africa Report what’s changed in five years

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Africa's post-manufacturing future

 
 

Denis Allard/REARobots and artificial intelligence are upending traditional pathways to industrialisation and threatening the jobs that go with it. The Africa Report scours the continent for the best strategies for survival and evolution

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China's EximBank approves $1.3 billion for Guinea hydro plant

A local restaurant displays posters in Conakry, Guinea, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Photo: Youssouf Bah/AP/SIPAChina's EximBank has approved $1.3 billion in financing for a 450 megawatt hydroelectric plant in Guinea that the West African country's government hopes will allow it to export electricity to neighbouring countries.

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