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Mon,12Nov2018

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump lays wreath at 'emotional' slave castle in Ghana

First lady Melania Trump is acknowledged by Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, the chieftain of the Cape Coast Fante, during a cultural ceremony at the Emintsimadze Palace in Cape Coast, Ghana, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP/SIPAU.S. first lady Melania Trump on Wednesday (October 3) laid a wreath at a slave fortress on the coast of Ghana, vowing never to forget the place where Africans were held before being shipped away into further hardship, most across the Atlantic.

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Interview: Ernest Addison Governor, Bank of Ghana

 

Ernest Addison. All rights reservedInterview: Ernest Addison Governor, Bank of Ghana - becoming more stringent and effective

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Spiritual awakenings

 

Sunday Alamb/ap/sipaYoung, hip and educated Africans are finding new meaning in the teachings of traditional religions

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Girl power in a tech world

 

Andela/ROTIMI OKUNGBAYEAround the continent, girls’ coding and hackathon clubs  are training the software and app developers of tomorrow

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Nigeria: A fragile recovery

Nigeria banks

Many of Nigeria’s banks recorded healthy profits as the economy turned a corner. Non-performing loans remain a problem, but oil prices are on the rise and lending to government remains a mainstay

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"The change must be cultural" - Audu Ogbeh, Agriculture minister, Nigeria

Credits: LEMMY VEDUTTI PHOTOGRAPHY
Nigeria's agriculture minister, himself the son of a farmer, talks to The Africa Report about the future for small-scale producers and how to solve the root causes of herder/farmer clashes

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