The Nigeria Economy may shrink to 2014 standards in 4 years time

The promise of Africa’s biggest economy has turned to peril. Companies drawn to Nigeria by the prospect of a population bigger than Germany and Turkey’s combined are retreating; those staying have publicly criticized the president, a military strongman in the 1980s who came back to power via an election last year; and foreign investors are pulling their money out. Share […]

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Africa, where even Dangote needs a Visa to visit

Americans and the west find it much easier to travel around the continent; not so if you are an African. ALIKO DANGOTE could be forgiven for hoping that his status as one of the continent’s more recognisable faces could buy him some extra minutes to locate a missing passport, but an anecdote he narrated recently in Ivory Coast suggests that […]

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U.S. Restricts Unofficial Military Travel To Ghana, 4 Other W. African Countries

By Dana Sanchez The Pentagon is stepping up vigilance in West Africa after 19 people died Sunday in an al Qaeda-claimed attack at Grand Bassam, an Ivory Coast beach resort. U.S. military personnel are restricted from traveling to five West African countries following recent militant attacks in the region, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday, according to a Reuters report. The […]

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Dlamini-Zuma hails Ghana for visa-on-arrival policy, as Rwanda and Ethiopia goes open skies

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has welcomed Ghana’s decision to introduce a visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of African Union member-states. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, announced the decision in his State of the Nation address to the Ghanaian Parliament recently. “With effect from July this year, we will be allowing citizens of AU Member States to […]

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Nigerian Navy in the first successful rescue of a hijacked ship by an Africa country

It was supposed to be a U.S.-led naval training maneuver off the coast of West Africa when real-life drama intervened, with pirates taking over an oil tanker and turning the exercise into a rescue mission. Navies from the United States, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria tracked the hijacked tanker through waters off five countries before Nigerian naval forces stormed aboard on […]

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Ivory Coast Plans $25B Investments In 94 Infrastructure Projects

THE Ivory Coast government is planning $25 billion of investments in 94 infrastructure projects from 2016 to 2020, news website Abidjan.net reported on Friday, citing Minister Delegate to Finance, NialeKaba. About half of these projects will be public-private partnerships, Kaba said at a conference during the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Lima, Peru. […]

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Nollywood is very popular in Ivory Coast- Ivorian Actress AurelieEliam

Aurelie Eliam is an Ivorian actress, model and TV host. She is a member of the cast of Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie, The CEO, in this interview with DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI, she talks about her inability to speak English and her love for the Nigerian movie industry, among other issues. Share our story:

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