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Out with the old, in with the new: Ghana's people to watch

Ghana's people to watch
The December 2016 election victory of Nana Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party has brought a host of fresh faces to government, with more perhaps to come

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Nigeria passes major oil reform bill after 17 year struggle

 Nov. 19, 2012: petrol attendants filled cars at a Total petrol station in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigeria has moved closer to turning an oil industry bill into law after a 17 year struggle to complete the legislation which aims to increase transparency and stimulate growth in the country's oil industry.

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President says Ghana's economy is back on track, highlights free secondary education efforts

 Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, left, talks with another delegate before a meeting of African Union countries at the UN General Assembly, Sept. 20, 2017, at U.N headquarters. Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP/SIPAGhana's economy is rebounding and the major commodity exporter is poised to wean itself off bailouts through sustained fiscal discipline and a battle against corruption, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Wednesday (January 17).

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'Where is the brain surgery in making chocolate?': AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina on Africa's need for a farming revolution

 

Vincent Fournier/Jeune Afrique-REAThe AfDB president talks to The Africa Report about how results matter more than ideology and how the continent needs to support its farmers to face off competitors

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Ghana's independent power plant that will ease power blackouts

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Cenpower will launch its $900m Kpone independent power plant (IPP) at the end of 2017, reducing blackouts in Accra. The Africa Report talks to Theo Sackey, Cenpower's chief executive officer.

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Trump questions taking immigrants from 'shithole countries', sources say

Jan. 8, 2018: President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP/SIPAPresident Donald Trump questions why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries,” according sources. Ryan Brooks reports.

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