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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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Nigeria: Back to the drawing board

 

SEYLLOU/AFPConstitutional reform is suddenly top of the agenda again, with distribution of oil revenues and security  the burning issues ahead of elections next year

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Nigeria's parliament aims to pass major oil reforms by July

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, waves after a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.Photo: Azeez Akunleyan/AP/SIPANigeria's parliament aims to pass a long-delayed bill to overhaul the oil sector by the end of July, Senate President Bukola Saraki told Reuters.

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Ghana's Cocobod seeking $1.5 bln from China's Eximbank

May 31, 2011: farmer Issiaka Ouedraogo, seen through the leaves of cocoa trees, lays cocoa beans out to dry on reed mats, on a cocoa farm outside the village of Fangolo, near Duekoue Ivory Coast. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP/SIPAGhana's Cocobod is seeking up to $1.5 billion from China's Eximbank to improve farms and install irrigation systems and other projects, the regulator's chief executive Joseph Aidoo said on Wednesday.

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Ivory Coast minister views local processing as crucial to sector

May 31, 2011:  farmer Alidou Ouedraogo arranges drying cocoa beans as he prepares to cover them for the night, near Duekoue, Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast.Photo:  AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, Boosting cocoa processing in Ivory Coast is central to improving the sustainability of the country's cocoa sector, the top grower's trade minister Souleymane Diarrassouba said.

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THEATRE: New rhythm in Lagos

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Once the sleepy backwater of Nigeria’s cultural space, contemporary theatre is staking its claim in the arts scene

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