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Nigeria:Authorities Order Partial Closure of Enugu Airport

Allafrica.com - 16 hours 14 min ago
[Leadership] Lagos -To enable repair works on the runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced that there will be skeletal operations at the airport while the work is on-going.
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Nigeria:21 New Political Parties Register With Electoral Commission

Allafrica.com - 16 hours 17 min ago
[Leadership] Abuja -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, announced the registration of 21 new political parties.
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Nigeria:Nigerian Army Restates Loyalty to Buhari

Allafrica.com - 16 hours 27 min ago
[Guardian] Ibadan -The Nigeria Army has said it will loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari while maintaining a high level of professionalism and remain apolitical in all its conducts.
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Standard weights to be enforced ‘in the next two years’ – Prof Dodoo

Joy FM News - 17 hours 5 min ago
Chief Executive of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is pushing a bold initiative to enforce the use of weights and measures in local transactions.
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Nigeria:Fuel Scarcity to End in 48 Hours - Minister

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:31
[Premium Times] The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has assured governors of Nigeria's 36 states that the ongoing fuel scarcity will end in 48 hours.
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Nigeria:Economic Council Approves U.S.$1 Billion to Fight Boko Haram

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:27
[Leadership] Abuja -The National Economic Council, yesterday, gave the federal government the go ahead to spend $1billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) on the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.
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New tax cuts take effect in 2018 – GRA assures

Joy FM News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:12
The Ghana Revenue Authority Customs Division has announced the tax cuts and abolition announced by the government will take effect next year.
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Africa's week in pictures

BBC Africa - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:33
A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week.
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Ghana places 7th on Africa's financial markets index

Joy FM News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:12
Expanding and deepening financial markets across Africa is a central condition for the next stage of the continent's development.
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Gambia:Communities to Protect Forest Cover, Destroyers to Pay High Price

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:07
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources Hon. Lamin Dibba has reiterated that it is the responsibility of communities to protect and preserve their surrounding forest covers against negative vibes including excessive charcoal burning that destroys the most important component of our livelihood food chain, thus threatening our survival.
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Mine workers petition parliament over planned 1,500 lay-offs

Joy FM News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:12
The Mine Workers Union wants Parliament's intervention in Goldfields Ghana Limited's planned retrenchment that could affect as many as 1,700 workers.
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Your Profitable Personal Brand Blueprint: You have a business plan; now you need a Personal Brand Plan for 2018!

Joy FM News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:12
Evidently, planning affords you the opportunity to set goals and practically work out those goals to achieve optimum results.
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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa seeks end to Western sanctions

BBC Africa - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:42
Emmerson Mnangagwa says measures against members of the ruling elite are crippling development.
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Guinea:IMF Executive Board Approves US$170.1 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Guinea

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:55
[IMF] On December 11, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Guinea for an amount equivalent to SDR 120.488 million (about US$170 million, or 56.25 percent of Guinea's quota).
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Hosts Kenya into Cecafa final with extra-time win over Burundi

BBC Africa - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:49
Hosts Kenya need extra-time to beat Burundi 1-0 in the semi-finals of the east and central African regional championship the Cecafa Senior Challenge.
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Gambia:Businessman Seeks to Inspire Returnees

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:05
[The Point] Farimang Manneh, the proprietor of Sand Beach Hotel and CEO of a leading cashew nut exporting company in The Gambia is using his successes in entrepreneurship to set up a scheme that would motivate the country's back-way returnees to engage in cashew production and export.
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Ghana:New Public Sector Reform Strategy in the Offing

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:47
[Ghana Govt.] Government remains commitment to reforming the public sector to make it responsive to the needs of business, private sector and the citizenry.
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West Africa:Ecowas Cannot Afford Another Crisis in Liberia, Says Ghanaian President

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:41
[Observer] Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphatically said that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is not prepared to intervene in another crisis in Liberia should there be one, urging Liberians to stay true to the tenets of democracy.
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Nigeria:'Let's Eradicate Poverty, Not Poor People'

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:40
[IRIN] Lagos -Part of an in-depth series exploring the consequences for the urban poor as the rapid growth of African cities outpaces policy reform
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Liberia:Some Liberty Party Top Brass Back Weah

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:32
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberty Party's standard-bearer, Cllr. Charles Brumskine, may be wavering on which side to go between the two political parties preparing for the December 26 runoff election.
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