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Gabon: Water war

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Libreville nationalised Veolia’s stake in a water and electricity company in February, and the French company is seeking mediation and possible arbitration

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We’re not going to try and fight the Chinese: Christian Combes, Africa director, Eiffage Infrastructures

 

Photo: APEiffage has created a sizeable niche in the African construction market, working with French multinationals and seeking out other opportunities for growth

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Anansi: After aid: the taxman cometh

 

ANANSIWhat – you may ask – is Kweku Anansi, that noted West African trickster, doing in a queue outside of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on a sweltering Friday morning in Accra? As an itinerant chronicler, Anansi gets drawn to public spectacles in search of inspiration.

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Nigeria: Stuck in a lending rut

 

photo: Pius Utomi/AFPNigeria’s gross domestic product is set to grow just 2.1% this year, in part due to commercial banks’ wariness about issuing loans to productive businesses in the private sector

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Country Focus: Côte d’Ivoire - The glitz and the grime

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The rarefied air of certain circles in Abidjan could have you convinced that another Ivorian miracle is under way. But you do not have to stray far to  see that crime, poverty and a lack of infrastructure are holding back the transformation of growth  into direct improvements in people’s livelihoods

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Nigeria: The PDP’s long road back to power

 

PDP Chairman Uche Secondus (2nd left) and Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike (third left). Photo: NANIs the PDP a government-in-waiting or has it waited too long to repair the damage done under the government of Goodluck Jonathan?

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