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Ghana to award nine new oil blocks off west coast: energy ministry

 July 7, 2010, an unidentified oilfield worker ties pipes to be raised on an oil rig as the sun sets in the Persian Gulf desert oil field of Sakhir, Bahrain. Photo: Hasan Jamali/AP/SIPAGhana is set to award nine new upstream oil blocks for commercial exploration off its western coast beginning this year, the energy ministry said on Thursday.

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Oil & gas: ExxonMobil makes its comeback

 

The logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 23, 2018. Photo: Richard Drew/AP/SIPAHaving successfully managed the drop in the oil price, ExxonMobil now has the means to reinvest and regain market share in Africa. Alone or in collaboration with other major players, the Texas-based giant is capitalising on recent discoveries and launching new projects

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Nigeria's parliament passes record 9.12 trln naira 2018 budget

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, left, laughs with Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, right, at the AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 28, 2018.Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPANigeria's parliament passed a record 9.12 trillion naira ($29.8 billion) budget for 2018 on Wednesday aimed at boosting growth in west Africa's biggest economy nine months before the country's next presidential election.

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Cameroon: What business wants

Bicec-Doula-juin-2011-592x296 1The Africa Report talks to bankers and business leaders about what changes are needed to make the Cameroonian economy more dynamic. Topics such as fighting corruption, improving access to finance and strengthening the dialogue between the state and companies are at the top of the list

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Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto, Nigeria

All rights reservedWith his long commitment to interfaith dialogue  and social justice, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah  of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto sounds some warnings about threats to Nigeria’s national cohesion

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Spotlight: Jewel Howard Taylor

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Elected vice-president in December, the ex-wife of war criminal Charles Taylor is a rising star in Liberia’s politics. Clearly ambitious, she is content to play second fiddle to President Weah for now

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