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Sudan signs historic peace deal with five rebel groups

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Sudan’s government signed a peace agreement with the country’s five key rebel groups on Monday, a significant step in the transitional leadership’s goal of resolving...
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Nigerian lawmakers order probe into $18 billion NLNG dividend

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Stock Photo Nigerian lawmakers have instructed the country’s most senior accountant to investigate payments totalling $18 billion as dividends from Nigeria’s investment in Nigeria Liquefied...
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West Africa’s BCEAO central bank reopens in Mali for first time since coup

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The regional branch of West Africa’s BCEAO central bank has reopened in Mali for the first time since a military coup last week, Hamadoun Ba,...
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Kenya central banker says still has ‘plenty of firepower’

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Kenya’s central bank governor said on Thursday that policymakers still have “plenty of firepower” to combat impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy. Policymakers...
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Sub-Saharan Africa GDP to contract 3.1% this year

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy will contract this year after shutdowns disrupted activity and as daily cases of coronavirus are still rising in the region but a...
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Italy prosecutors seek jail sentences for Eni, Shell executives in Nigeria case

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Italian prosecutors have asked for oil majors Eni and Shell to be fined and some of their present and former executives, including Eni CEO Claudio...
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Sudan replaces finance, foreign and energy ministers in sweeping reshuffle

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Sudan’s prime minister replaced the finance, foreign, energy and health ministers and three other senior cabinet post-holders on Thursday as part of a sweeping reshuffle,...