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Bravo, Macron: How Lagos fell for the French President

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, is presented with a talking drum by artist Ara, during an event to celebrate African Culture at the New Afrika shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Macron arrived Abuja earlier for a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari, in his latest attempt to forge closer ties with English-speaking Africa. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAA new partnership with Africa, reframing the debate over migration as one about Africa's own development, and redefining perceptions of Africa in Europe: Macron's busy schedule in Nigeria.

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Nigeria woos importers to trade Chinese yuan

 Oct. 20, 2015: a money changer counts Nigerian naira currency at a bureau de change, in Lagos Nigeria. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigeria's central bank is wooing local businesses importing goods from China to use the yuan instead of the U.S. dollar in its effort to support its naira currency and boost reserves.

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Macron's Nigeria visit takes in talks with Buhari and music legends

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: French President Emmanuel Macron, center, takes a selfie with Nollywood artists during a live show at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AP/SIPAFrench President Emmanuel Macron met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday (July 3) after arriving in Nigeria's capital city Abuja as part of a two day working visit to the West African country.

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Glencore gets U.S. subpoena on compliance with money-laundering laws

April 14, 2011 file picture of the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerlan- PHOTO: Urs Flueeler/AP/SIPAU.S. authorities have demanded the U.S. arm of Glencore Plc hand over documents relating to its business in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Venezuela, sending shares in the parent company down more than 10 percent.

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Lagos: The taxman cometh

 

Sven Torfinn/Panos-REATo be a genuine global metropolis, Nigeria’s economic hub needs to start finding well-heeled sources of tax revenue and roll out more public services for everyone

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former finance minister, Nigeria

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala attends a panel session at the 44. Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2014. Photo: Jean-christophe Bott/AP/SIPAOkonjo-Iweala talks to The Africa Report about taxation, debt, the challenges of public office, and the content of her latest book, Fighting Corruption is Dangerous

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