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Nigeria votes: Who will win? Is it a credible election?

Nigeria votes: Who will win? Is it a credible election?

Months of campaigns came to a close on Thursday for the more than 70 candidates hoping to clinch the country’s top seat. The stage is set for Nigeria’s presidential elections on F ...

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Al-Sisi gets legislative backing to stay till 2034 – Egypt

Al-Sisi gets legislative backing to stay till 2034 – Egypt

The Egyptian parliament on Thursday approved in principle proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and boost ...

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Uganda deports MTN boss

Uganda deports MTN boss

Ugandan police say the head of telecommunications company MTN Uganda - a unit of South Africa's MTN group - has been deported for national security reasons. The company's chief ex ...

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Rastafarian god gets a statue – Haile Selassie

Rastafarian god gets a statue – Haile Selassie

A statue of Ethiopia's last emperor has been unveiled outside the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The statue was unveiled at the opening of the annual Afric ...

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Egypt’s President, Sisi, elected AU chair

Egypt’s President, Sisi, elected AU chair

The African Union has a new chairman. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has taken up chairmanship of the 55-member African Union. Sisi says he will focus on security on the A ...

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FNB is Africa’s best valuable banking brand

FNB is Africa’s best valuable banking brand

For the second year in a row, First National Bank (FNB) was named Africa’s most valuable banking brand in the latest Brand Finance® Africa Annual Survey. The report notes that FNB ...

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France attacks convoy in Chad

France attacks convoy in Chad

French warplanes have carried out fresh attacks in Chad on what the military says is a heavily armed convoy that arrived from Libya and could be attempting to topple the governmen ...

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Zuckerberg adds $6.2 billion to his net worth

Zuckerberg adds $6.2 billion to his net worth

Mark Zuckerberg added $6.2 billion to his net worth Thursday, jumping two places to No. 5 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after his Facebook Inc. posted revenue that beat Wal ...

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Nigeria’s 2019 General Elections – What’s on the ground?

Nigeria’s 2019 General Elections – What’s on the ground?

A record number of voters were registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which can be interpreted as an indicator of how high the stakes are in the forth ...

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8 things you need to know as a newcomer when doing business in Africa

8 things you need to know as a newcomer when doing business in Africa

Many companies from the developed world are setting their sights on Africa as a new frontier for business. I am sharing a summary of the key tips that I have extracted from years ...

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