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    Stockholm - The beautiful capital of Sweden

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    Lagos - The state of excellence. A great place to be in Nigeria.

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    Obudu hill in Calabar, Nigeria

  • Agbokim waterfalls Nigeria

    Another great place to visit in Nigeria

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    One of the oldest fountains in Lagos.

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    International conference centre - Abuja

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    Lagos city view: Eko Akete

Acquisitive Bob diamond bolsters african war chest

Robert "Bob" Edward Diamond Jr

Bob Diamond is aiming to more than double his war chest for African bank acquisitions, with a second fundraising in less than six months as he prepares for more purchases in the sector. Mr Diamond, the former chief executive of Barclays, is set to announce a capital raising through his Atlas Mara cash shell imminently, according to people familiar with the …

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China changes tack on Africa with $2bn multilateral investment

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China is poised to invest billions of dollars in Africa through a multilateral institution in Beijing’s first ever departure from its “cheque book” policy of bilateral deals on the continent. Beijing and the African Development Bank, the continent’s biggest development lender, will this week unveil a $2bn investment vehicle, called the “Africa Growing Together Fund”, which officials say marks a symbolic shift …

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Aliko Dangote: Africa’s richest man

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote: Africa’s richest man who does good in addition to doing well. A year ago, I gave a speech in London about the fight to eradicate polio. It included a section on Nigeria, one of just three countries where the virus still circulates. The organizers told me Aliko Dangote had been invited. I thought, I’d like to see him, but …

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Guardian of Nigeria’s public funds

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

I first met economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala when she was campaigning for Nigerian debt relief. We’d been fighting our way through capitals around the world trying to get Cold War–era debts canceled for the poorest, most heavily indebted countries. During her first term as Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi arrived at her desk to find a weighty $30 billion owed. With …

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Nouriel Roubini : Africa has come as a positive surprise

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