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Sierra Leone: Despite World Bank’s U.S.$138 Million for 57 MW Electricity Supplywestern Area Still Struggles With 36.5 Megawatts

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Concord] Even though the World Bank Group in July 2016 approved a huge sum of one hundred and thirty-eight million United States Dollars (US$138) as support for 57 megawatts heavy fuel oil green-field thermal power plant in the Western Area, the Minis…

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Uganda: Uganda’s Coffee Exports Increase in Quality and Quantity

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Exchange] Uganda’s coffee exports have increased both in volume and value in the first two months of the calendar year.

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Nigeria: Senate Approves President Buhari’s Fiscal Plans It Once Rejected As ‘Empty’

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Premium Times] The Senate has approved the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and the Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF/FSP, submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari last December, in readiness for the consideration of the 2017 budget.

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Namibia: Police Recruitment Frozen

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Namibian] ABOUT 4 500 Namibians’ hopes of employment in the police have been dashed following the announcement of a recruitment freeze until 2019.

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Zimbabwe: ‘Bigwig’ Threatens Beitbridge Citrus Giant

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Zimbabwe Standard] The future of one of Beitbridge’s leading citrus producers, Benfer Estate, hangs in the balance after invaders ignored a court order to vacate the farm claiming that a powerful minister was behind the illegal occupation.

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Nigeria: Central Bank Bars Banks From Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Guardian] Abuja -The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has barred deposit money banks and all other financial institutions from the operation of any form of virtual currency.

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Nigeria: Cross River State Abolishes Taxes for Low Income Earners

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Guardian] Calabar and Abuja -Cross River State has announced the abolition of all forms of taxation for low-income earners.

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South Africa: From Receptionist to Beekeeper and Her Own Boss

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[GroundUp] Former receptionist employs five people in her own business

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Nigeria: New APP Offers Free Medical Consultation

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Guardian] Nigeria and other African countries now have access to receiving medical support through an Apple app called ‘Ada’. The custom-built Artificial Intelligence engine is developed by their team of medical doctors and scientists.

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Ethiopia: Improved Sorghum Varieties for Better Livelihood

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Economy, Business and Finance

[Ethiopian Herald] Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is considered as one of the potential crop to alleviate the challenges of recurrent drought in Ethiopia.

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