Nigeria: 37 Ships Carrying Various Products Expected At Lagos Ports

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 36 ships to bring in petroleum products, food and other goods from Dec. 10 to Dec. 29, at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports.
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Kenya: M-Pesa Is a Critical Resource, It Should Never Fail

[Nation] I have written extensively about the implications of the dominance of Safaricom over the Kenyan economy and its implication as a potential single point of failure.
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Tanzania: TADB Set to Boost Cashew Nut Farmers

[Daily News] THE Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) has unveiled a plan to build capacity for local cashew nut processors, to enable them increase production and value addition to the cash crop.
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Nigeria: Edo Approves More Roads for Reconstruction

[Vanguard] As work intensifies on fixing failed portions of roads across the state, the Edo State government has assured residents that the over 140 roads earmarked for reconstruction will get due attention before the start of the rainy session.
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Liberia: Weah Launches "Pro-Poor Rice" Distribution

[Observer] President George Weah says agriculture has got no substitute in national efforts to obtaining food security and maintaining a healthy population, an Executive Mansion release has said.
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Kenya: Safaricom Apologises After M-Pesa Is Hit With Another Glitch

[Nairobi News] Safaricom's mobile money transfer service M-Pesa was on Monday morning temporarily unavailable.
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Kenya: Government to Invest More in Aviation Infrastructure – Uhuru

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya's commitment to improving the civil aviation infrastructure, saying the industry plays a vital role in economic growth and national development.
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Nigeria: N800 Billion Subsidy Debts – Dappma Insists On Strike to Stop Fuel Loading

[Vanguard] There are indications that fuel distribution will be destabilised as the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketing Association, DAPPMA, yesterday, insisted on embarking on strike to distrupt lifting from depots nationwide.
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Africa: Inequality in 2018 – Women Bear the Brunt of Inequality

[AI London] Last January, the World Economic Forum made the call for 2018 to be "the year for women to thrive". It urged governments to raise women's participation in the labour force to that of men.
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South Africa: Load Shedding Probability High On Monday

[SAnews.gov.za] While Eskom is currently not implementing Stage 1 load shedding, the risk of load shedding remains high for Monday.
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