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With a brand new international airport it’s even easier to spend a weekend in the de facto chill capital of West Africa

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Act now or face 100 more years of child marriage, economists warn

07122018childmarriageIt will take 100 years to end child marriage if current trends continue, economists warned on Friday, urging governments to spend more on tackling a problem that affects 12 million girls every year.

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Trend hunter: Digital okadas get Lagos out of a jam

 

MAX.NGFor years, the fastest way to move across Lagos’s notoriously congested city centre was to do so by okada.

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Football: Ready or not, here we come

 

Gruppo Piccini S.A.With the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations just months away, hosts, Cameroon, face pressure to ensure  a successful tournament on and off the pitch

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Nigeria opposition target forgotten vote

 

Nigeria former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and current Presidential aspirant, speaks during an interview, at his residence, in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAThe main opposition candidate in Nigeria's upcoming elections in February has picked a running mate from the South-East region, a mostly non-voting Igbo area. 

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Interview: Sacha Poignonnec, Co-CEO, Jumia

 

Antoine Doyen/LeemageSacha Poignonnec, the co-founder of Africa’s first tech unicorn, e-commerce group Jumia, talks about the need for patience, diversification and a strong consumer focus to win in the online world

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