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Wed,22Nov2017

West Africa

Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram: U.N.

Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, the United Nations said on Friday as it launched a funding appeal.

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Ghana's President Akufo-Addo says economy is in a "bad way".

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said in his first state of the nation address that the West African nation's economy was in a "bad way".

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Traders profit from Nigeria’s appetite for grasshoppers.

Armed with lamps and bags, young men in Maiduguri, northern Nigeria are hunting grasshoppers. Catching the jumpy insects takes patience and skill.

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IMF may consider extending Ghana aid deal, says its Ghana country head

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) may consider extending its three-year aid deal with Ghana if the new government requests an extension, the Washington-based lender said on Wednesday.

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Asphalt plant shut down in Nigeria after residents protest over pollution.

Residents in Port Harcourt, a harbour in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region, staged protests to complain about heavy air pollution blamed on an Asphalt factory.

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Nigeria aims to present reform plan this month for $1bn World Bank loan

Nigeria wants to borrow at least $1bn from the World Bank to help haul it out of recession and plans to present the required economic reform proposals to the lender this month, officials and diplomats told Reuters.

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