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Nigerian MPs have summoned the finance minister and central bank (CBN) governor to brief them on new proposals to ease the country's economic crisis. It comes after the CBN announced plans to introduce "greater flexibility" into the foreign exchange market, a move which would allow the naira to devalue. President Muhammadu Buhari has consistently opposed its devaluation. The economy...

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2015 was a tough year for African economies. But many of the problems of 2015 could get worse this year, from lack of demand for the continent's commodities, to lack of rain, from falling currencies to political instability. The editor of BBC Africa's Business Report, Matthew Davies, takes a look at the prospects for African economies in...

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Google Street View has launched its maps of Kenya's Samburu National Park, which allows internet users to take a virtual safari in the conservancy. The initiative, launched together with the charity Save the Elephants, wants to promote wildlife conservation. The project aims to tell the stories of the elephant families in the park. The Google Street View car...

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This year Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique have all set fire to stockpiles of ivory to help tackle its illegal trade and curb elephant poaching. The practice goes back to July 1989 when Kenya's then-President Daniel arap Moi ignited a pile of 12 tonnes of elephant tusks and helped change global policy on ivory exports. After that, the trade was...

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Angola will destroy 11 million eggs imported illegally into the country, the agriculture minister has said. The chicken eggs were brought in without an official health certificate, Afonso Pedro Canga is quoted by the state news agency as saying. He did not say from where the eggs, seized at the port in the capital Luanda, had been imported....

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Nigeria, haunted by high unemployment and a sinking oil-dependent economy, is pushing to diversify its economy with a "made in Nigeria" manufacturing campaign. The BBC's Martin Patience went to the northern city of Kano to see what difference it will make. Cobwebs brushed against my face and dust covered my shoes as I was taken around the Gaskiya textile...

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As the UN climate change summit in Paris enters its final scheduled day, delegates from 196 countries are desperately trying to hammer out a deal, which could fundamentally alter the future of the planet. Fifty-four African nations have adopted a unified position, calling for an agreement to limit warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels by the end of...

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South African mobile-phone giant MTN has agreed to pay $1.7bn (£1.1bn) to Nigeria over failing to disconnect unregistered Sim cards. The firm was originally fined a record $5.2bn by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) but the two sides have settled on a lower amount. "This is the best outcome for the company," MTN executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko said. The...

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An Ebola scare has been reported in southern Nigeria, a year after the country was declared free of the virus. Ten people have been quarantined after coming into contact with a man showing Ebola-like symptoms, officials said. The man reportedly died shortly after being admitted to hospital in Calabar. On Wednesday, the three countries worst affected by...

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Google has launched its first wi-fi network in Uganda's capital Kampala, as part of a project to broaden access to affordable high-speed internet. The company is making the broadband wireless network available to local internet providers, who will then charge customers for access. The web giant says the network is now live in 120 key locations in Kampala. Official...

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