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Mon,19Feb2018

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Entrepreneurs developing online cross border trade between U.S., Africa

Management student Ndeye Mane Toure, uses an internet meeting site to chat with new acquaintances at a cyber cafe in Dakar, Senegal, Aug. 8, 2006. Photo: REBECCA BLACKWELL/AP/SIPAEntrepreneurs in the United States have been developing a new online cross border trade between the U.S. and Africa due to the recent demand for goods between the two regions.

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Day in the life: growing a future

Fresh Direct/FacebookAngel Adelaja moved back to Nigeria from the US and started an urban container farming venture that enables young people with relatively little startup capital to  rent space and become entrepreneurs in their own right

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Agribusiness: Nigeria's food for thought, and for growth

Tyso Sadlo/OlamThe September launch of a feedmill by Olam, and announcements of new projects by Dangote Group, show investors are ready to commit to Nigeria’s diversification

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Sanusi: 'These people feel there is no future'

Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersMuhammadu Sanusi II talks to The Africa Report about anger in Nigeria, insecurity in the Sahel, the West’s hypocrisy and the relationship between Islam and politics

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'The clock is ticking': Ghana's new president tries to kickstart urgent economic reforms

Nana Akufo-Addo - Credit: All rights reserved
Having run for office for nearly the past two decades, President Akufo-Addo now has the power to bring the changes he has long called for. The electorate is watching to see if he can turn around the economy, decentralise power and fight corruption

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Agribusiness: Nigeria's paddies of promise

Credits: Zadelia photography
New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a long way to go, however, before it has the milling capacity and irrigation systems needed to become self-sufficient, and can begin seeking export markets.

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