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Nigeria's Diamond Bank hit 4-month high as traders eyes fresh capital

Diamond Bank. All rights reservedShares in Nigeria's Diamond Bank rose to a four month high on Thursday, a day after the bank said four of its directors have resigned, in a move that could pave the way for the mid-tier lender to attract new investors.

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Cameroon president Biya wins re-election in landslide victory

Monday Oct. 22 ,2018, supporters of Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya, of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party, celebrate his election victory in Yaounde, Cameroon. Photo: Rodrigue Mbock/AP/SIPA

85-year-old Paul Biya won his seventh term in the midst of separatist violence in the west of the country.

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Interview: Abdul Samad Rabiu, Founder and chairman, BUA Group

 

Eric Larrayadieu for JAThe billionaire founder of cement and rice conglomerate BUA Group outlines ambitious plans to expand into new manufacturing lines, but only if the government extends the same support that built fortunes in sugar and cement

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Editorial by Patrick Smith: African internationalism

 

Patrick SmithThey came from across the world to pay a final tribute to Kofi Annan on 13 September. Honour guards carried Annan’s coffin draped with the national flag – red, gold and green with the emblematic black star – through the streets of Accra, made sombre on this funereal day. 

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Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, center, arrives at his inauguration ceremony in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, Saturday, May 21, 2011. Photo: Emanuel Ekra/AP/SIPAAfter more than a decade as allies, two of Ivory Coast's largest political parties face off in local elections on Saturday (October 13) after an acrimonious divorce that is making Ivorians nervous ahead of a presidential poll in 2020.

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Last word: A woman's place is in the boardroom

 
 

FunmiAFunmi Adebayo is a financial analyst. She is a finance professional based in the City who frequently travels to Nigeria.

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