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Nigeria power generation drops after ruptured gas pipe shuts six power stations

vegetable vendors ply their wares by the light of locally-made lanterns in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigeria experienced a sharp drop in power after a gas pipeline rupture caused six power stations to halt operations temporarily, the electricity grid operator said, underscoring the chronic instability of the country's power infrastructure.

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ITV: Alain Nono,GM, mobile financial services, MTN Cameroon (archive)

 

AlainIn this interview with Alain Nono, GM, mobile financial services, MTN Cameroon, from our July/Aug 2017 issue, he talks about their goal of not competing with the banks

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Opinion: Bright Simons, Founder, mPedigree, Ghana

Bright Simons

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Ghanaian journalist hits out at soccer corruption

Nov. 25. 2013:  file photo of President of Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi. On Friday 8/6/2028 Nyantakyi said he was resigning after he was suspended by the sport's global governing body, FIFA. Photo:  Christian Thompson/AP/SIPAThe undercover Ghanaian journalist who filmed soccer officials appearing to take bribes said on Monday (June 11) that African soccer will continue to be held back on the world stage unless corruption is tackled more vigourously.

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OPINION, André Silver Konan: Simple remedies for our problems

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Photos of recent protests are circulating on social media. One of them, which went viral, suggests a complete flouting of state authority: it shows a gendarme’s cap, shed as he fled mob ­violence in M’Bahiakro on 6 March. Two days earlier, a young girl was killed in this town not far from Bouaké in central Côte d’Ivoire. It was a ritual crime commissioned by the victim’s father, and it led to a violent confrontation between protesters and the authorities.

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ITW: Hervé Boyer, CEO Stanbic Bank Cote d’Ivoire. Francophone Africa is an important part of the puzzle

STANBIC BANK CÔTE D’IVOIRE
Francophone Africa is an important part of the puzzle

South Africa’s Standard Bank launched operations in Côte d’Ivoire last year and is planning on using the country as its Francophone West African base

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