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A tribute to Yasmin El-Rufai

The hour of departure has arrived, and we have gone our ways – Yasmin, you to God, while the rest of us remain alive. Which is better God only knowsI am grief-stricken: I lost a close friend over the weekend. Inestimably more than that, her family lost a daughter. Her name was Yasmin El- Rufai and her spirit was one of the most beautiful, intelligent and noble I have ever encountered.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 14:42

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PPP critical to ECOWAS infrastructure development - Commission

ECOWAS believes the participation of China is strategic as it is expected to create opportunities for the regionA three-week Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) sub-regional trade and exhibition fair has begun in Lome, Togo, with a special appeal to member states to consider the promotion of public-private partnerships (PPP) as critical to the region's infrastructural development.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 18:04

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Nigeria moots laws against gas leaks

Nigerian senators want an end to gas flaring at oil fields mainly in the Niger Delta/Photo/ReutersNigerian senators say they plan to introduce legislation that will end gas flaring at oil fields mainly in the Niger Delta by 2015.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 11:01

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Former Nigerian Biafra Secessionist Leader Dies

Former secession leader of the Igbo people in Nigeria, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu has died after a long illness.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2011 11:11

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The Gambia: Yahya Jammeh, West Africa's Gaddafi?

According to his entourage, Jammeh predicted the fall of Gaddafi/ReutersThe promise of re-election has seen Gambia's head of state attempting to readjust his image as a grotesque autocrat. But respecting human rights has proved very difficult.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 12:19

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The Gambia: Commonwealth Observers report peaceful voting

Map of The GambiaVoting taking place in The Gambia's presidential elections day has so far been peaceful and free of intimidation, according to Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, chair of a team of Commonwealth observers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 15:45

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