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I tried to open a bank account in Senegal. See what happened next

By Laurent Gonnet/The World BankNewly assigned to Dakar, Senegal, I must, of course, take steps to have water, electricity, internet and...

Mozambique’s robust economic growth. How it can benefit all

By Javier Baez/The World BankMuch has changed in Mozambique since the turn of the century. Today, the typical Mozambican lives 10 years longer...

Can Rwanda’s economic boom be sustained?

By Kristalina Georgieva/The World BankAt a press conference in Kigali, I took a question: is the country’s Vision 2050 achievable? We had just...

West African leaders meet in Nigeria to discuss peace, security, development and regional integration

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari welcomed West African leaders in Abuja on Saturday and told them no development or genuine regional integration can be achieved without peace and security.

Buhari to deliver on national rail network in Nigeria if given another term – Supporters

The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) says it is confident that President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver on his four-year plan for a national rail network to link all state capitals during...

Oil-rich Angola set for economic recovery after major reforms

Angola's economy is set for recovery in 2019, in large part due to a series of regulatory reforms opening the country to new investments.Angola was one of...

Number of unemployed Nigerians under Buhari now twice the population of Benin Republic

By Paul Ibe, spokesman Atiku AbubakarWe expected a terrible job report, particularly with the comment on live television from the President’s spokesman,...

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated denies fraud accusations

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated responds to Wrongful Allegations in some Media PublicationsWe want to use this medium to allay the fears of any of our shareholders, creditors, and...

Debt trap: Kenya risks losing port to China

Days after the U.S. National Security Advisor, John Bolton, warned that Chinese loans to African nations may become a nightmare with many national assets being taken over by Beijing, revelations have...

Zambia denies U.S. claims “corrupt China” is about taking over state power utility to recover exploding debts

Zambia has denied claims by the United States' National Security Adviser, John Bolton, that China was about taking over its state power utility to recover escalating debts.Bolton,...
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IMF approves disbursement of $147 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic turmoil

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved the disbursement of $147...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves intensive care unit after coronavirus attack

The U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of the intensive care unit, his press office said Thursday afternoon....

COVID-19: Senate president applauds presidential task force, urges better coordination

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday applauded members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for theirefforts...

Group urges Buhari to adopt in full Atiku’s policy document

An umbrella support group loyal to Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party...

The rich, the poor and COVID-19 – Perspectives by Chinedu Bosah

Most diseases are linked to poverty, governments and ruling elite do not see the need to eradicate these diseases, pharmaceutical companies...
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