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Agribusiness: Nigeria's paddies of promise

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New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a long way to go, however, before it has the milling capacity and irrigation systems needed to become self-sufficient, and can begin seeking export markets.

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Why pythons must dance

altIt is a truth universally acknowledged, at least in Nigeria, that a group in opposition to the government, and especially its army, is in desperate need of a clampdown by the Nigerian security forces. 

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Facebook to open Nigerian hub next year in African tech drive

Nigerians surrounded by warning signs about sending fraudulent e-mail wait to use the Internet in an Internet cafe in Lagos, Nigeria, July 17, 2005. Photo: SUNDAY ALAMBA/AP/SIPAFacebook will open a "community hub space" in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training programme in fast-growing Africa.

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Software: Engineering opportunity

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Technology startups like Andela are creating chances for Africa’s youth to gain new skills that are essential to transforming the continent’s future

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Ghana opens talks with Exxon on deepwater drilling contract

 This April 25, 2017, photo, shows Exxon service station signs in Nashville, Tenn. Exxon Mobile Corp. Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP/SIPAGhana has opened talks with Exxon Mobil Corp to allow the U.S. oil firm to undertake deepwater exploration off its coast, a deputy energy minister said on Monday.

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U.S. signs $524.7 million investment compact with Ivory Coast

Alassane Ouattara, President of the Ivory Coast, speaks during the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2017. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP/SIPAThe Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. government's main development fund, said on Tuesday it had signed a $524.7 million investment compact with Ivory Coast to build schools and improve roads around the busy port in the commercial capital Abidjan.

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