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Liberia: $60M Worth Of Banknotes ‘Vanish’

The Liberian government says it is investigating what has happened to two huge consignments of money that were printed abroad, and brought into the country between November last year and August this year. The money, said to be local banknotes worth about $60M (£45.6M), has allegedly disappeared. One media report says containers containing money left the port in the capital,

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President Buhari Forges Stronger Debt Ties With China

President Buhari made his first official visit to China last week, but that was not the major highlight of the trip. The major highlight was that the First Lady Aisha Buhari, and their daughter were part of the President’s entourage. In fact, wailers had a field day claiming that President Buhari went on the trip with his family, thereby turning

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China’s ‘Scramble For Africa’

No one alive at the close of the 19th century could have missed the “scramble for Africa.” A motley collection of criminal networks and imperialist ideologues perfected the greatest art of ‘economic rape’ in the name of trade. Europeans built infrastructure in Africa at the turn of the century, purportedly for local economic development, but in essence the projects were

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Top 10 African Countries With Extreme Poverty

A 2018 report published by the ‘World Poverty Clock’ has ranked Nigeria as number 1 in the top 10 countries with extreme poverty in Africa, followed by DR Congo.  The report revealed that there are currently 86.9 million Nigerians living in extreme poverty. The vast number are said to be living below the global poverty line of a $1.9 spending

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Urges Ghana To Do More To Fight Corruption

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel wants Ghana to do more in the fight against corruption. She said although Ghana is taking steps to stop corruption, it must put in more effort to root out the canker. Speaking at a meeting with President Akufo Addo at the Jubilee House on Thursday as part of her one day visit, Angela Merkel said though

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Ghana: Ex-President Mahama to Contest Party Flagbearer Position

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has announced that he will formally declare his intention to contest for the flagbearer position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) later on Thursday. Mr. Mahama’s office has invited the media to witness the presentation of a letter to the party in that regard. “President John Dramani Mahama will at 10.30am today, Thursday

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