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Oil & Gas: Ghana expects steady oil output as Tullow's Jubilee recovers

Photo©ReutersGhana's oil output is expected to average 110,000 barrels per day in 2016, similar to last year, as output is ramped up at Tullow Oil's Jubilee Field, a senior government official said on Monday.

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Kenya: Strong agricultural yields boost 2015 economic growth

File photo©Ilya Gridneff/AP/SIPAKenya's economy grew by 5.6 percent last year, slightly faster than the year before, after abundant rains helped boost the production of vital exports such as tea and flowers, the statistics office said on Tuesday.

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Ghana-Agriculture Peace, love and cocoa

Photo©ReutersWith the return to stability in Côte d'Ivoire cocoa smuggling is down, but that's not the only reason Ghana's producing less.

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South Africa's Clover Industries to stop Nigeria investments, expand into Southern Africa

Photo©CloverSouth Africa's dairy products company, Clover Industries is withdrawing from future investments in Nigeria due to a financial crisis in the West Africa country.

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Agribusiness: Flour sector tests investor appetite

A bag of flour costs 21% more than it did a year ago. Photo©Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersForeign firms are attracted by Nigeria's sizeable middle classes, but companies in the flour sector are having a hard time of it as the competition heats up.

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How the US and China are empowering Ethiopia's private sector

Ethiopia's footwear industry has long been known for producing fine-quality leather shoes and products. With reliable power sources, affordable labour and a fast-growing economy with a forecasted GDP growth of over 10%, it is no wonder that international companies and suppliers are flocking to Ethiopia to tap into this market.

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Trade: As EU sugar quota ends, African producers to shift sales to domestic markets

File photo©ReutersSub-Saharan African sugar producers will shift sales to growing regional and domestic markets when exports to the European Union become less attractive after production quotas are dismantled in 2017, industry sources and analysts said last week.

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Ghana agriculture agency unveils busy calendar

Ghana's leading agriculture society has unveiled its 2016 calendar that promises an aggressive marketing of the country's agriculture industry, which has been on a decline due to poor crop production.

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American fund acquires Ethiopian diary firm

Ethiopia has the largest number of milking cows in Africa. Photo©ReutersAn American investment company, Schulze Global Investments Limited, has completed the acquisition of a 45 percent stake in Ethiopian dairy products producer, MB Plc.

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Agriculture: From copper to cows, a Zambian move

Photos© Adrià Fruitos for TARThe mining downturn is leading Zambia's government to look to agricultural development for opportunities

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Kenya: Majority stake in five state-owned sugar companies to be sold

File photo©ReutersKenya on Friday invited bids for the purchase of stakes in five state-owned sugar companies, seeking to complete reforms aimed at making its ailing sugar industry more competitive.

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Push for Made in Ghana goods as Oil price fall weighs producer inflation down

Photos© All rights reservedGhana's annual producer price inflation for all industries dropped to 2.8 per cent in October, a decline of two percentage points from the previous month following the consistent fall in oil prices.

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Mozambique Country Profile 2015: New man, same party, fresh challenges

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Managing resource wealth from the energy sector and a more politically divided country in the aftermath of a rebellion by the Resistência Nacional de Moçambicana (Renamo) party will dominate events in 2015.

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Connected: The next generation

Photos© Desire ClarkeIn August Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets brought their 89plus roadshow to Africa for an exhilarating week of encounters with artists in the digital age

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Tunisia Country Profile 2015: Constitution trumps pessimism

altWith the presidential vote likely to go to a second round in December 2014, the new Tunisian president will have a long to-do list and a divided legislature to deal with.

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DRC's gold mining in troubled times

Photos© Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesDespite price turmoil, the DRC's low-cost producers are going ahead with projects to boost production

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Morocco: Yes, we can

Photos© Okla Michal/AP/SIPAThe Haliopolis cluster is key to the government's plan to raise seafood processing capacity by 70% on 2007 levels – now it is just waiting for the companies to move in

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Interview: The landlord never chases away those who pay the rent - Mark Bristow

Photos© Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBristow's opposition to changes in the mining code that could discourage investment appears to have paid off. now the head of the London- and NASDAQ- listed miner is looking for new opportunities in the country

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Côte d’Ivoire’s grind hits a bump

Photos© Philippe Guionie/MYOP for TARProcessors say the government must offer incentives if it wants to increase local grinding to 50% of the cocoa crop. An announcement is expected in November

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Senegal gets growing

Photos© Rose Skelton for TARFertile and politically stable, Senegal is beginning to compete with Egypt and South Africa to export fresh fruit and vegetables to European markets. The government is also developing a major rice production centre around the Senegal River

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