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LONDON - Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s largest economy, according to reports released by the Nigerian government, with the West African country’s GDP now totalling $510Bn. The new value of the economy includes previously uncalculated data from sectors including telecommunications, airlines, information technology and,

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Washington, D.C—Africa is featuring prominently in the U.S. foreign policy focus—as the Obama Administration gets into its second term: Five Hundred young people from across Africa will gather in Washington, D.C. this summer as trainees in an in-depth academic and leadership training programme known as

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Nigeria has become the largest economy in Africa and 26th largest in the world following the rebasing of its Gross Domestic Product from 1990 to 2010 constant prices. Following the recalculation, the Statistician General of the Federation announced on Friday, April 4 that the country's GDP emerged at $590.9 billion in

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  Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to USD $250k to Africa Check, a Johannesburg-based nonprofit that promotes accuracy in public debate and media reporting. The two-year grant will be used to support the expansion of Africa Check's operations to Kenya and Nigeria.   Africa Check scrutinizes the veracity of claims made by

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MTN, the leading ICT company in Nigeria and Nova-Lumos, the world's first distributed utility provider, has announced their collaboration on a next-generation alternative "mobile electricity" service. The Nova-Lumos service will provide alternative electricity to MTN customers

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