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Ivory Coast minister views local processing as crucial to sector

May 31, 2011:  farmer Alidou Ouedraogo arranges drying cocoa beans as he prepares to cover them for the night, near Duekoue, Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast.Photo:  AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, Boosting cocoa processing in Ivory Coast is central to improving the sustainability of the country's cocoa sector, the top grower's trade minister Souleymane Diarrassouba said.

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THEATRE: New rhythm in Lagos

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Once the sleepy backwater of Nigeria’s cultural space, contemporary theatre is staking its claim in the arts scene

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Teleology has 90 days to complete Nigeria's 9mobile takeover -regulator

A model make use of her cell phone backstage before the MTN Fashion and Design Week in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 27, 2012. Photo:Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigeria's Teleology Holdings has 90 days to pay $450 million to complete its acquisition of telecoms provider 9mobile or face a rival bid, the country's telecoms regulator said on Wednesday.

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Double-digit growth will come - Okechukwu Enelamah

 
 

Kenechukwu Nwatu for JAOkechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria's Minister of industry, trade and investment, talks to The Africa Report about why government must work with the private sector, how to diversify the oil-backed economy and driving growth up to 10%

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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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