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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2014
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By Morten Jerven So it’s official. The long overdue and widely anticipated GDP revision in Nigeria has arrived. And it was certainly worth the wait. It is bigger and better than anyone expected. One of the most anticipated questions was whether the new number would rank Nigeria above South Africa. It...
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In South Africa
Nov 28th, 2012
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The results of a government survey show that over half of the population of South Africa lives in poverty in the wealthiest African nation. The national agency Statistics South Africa conducted the survey in 2009 and released the results on Tuesday. The research showed that poverty levels in South Af...
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Oct 28th, 2012
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By Eskinder Haile The IMF Vs. Ethiopia Alternative Methods Of Measuring Economic Growth ” If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.” -George Bernard Shaw Ethiopia is clearly booming, not only the Ethiopian government but the IMF and other institutions seem...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 30th, 2012
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By Barbara Njau, Senior Reporter at fDi Magazine, fDi Intelligence Sub-Saharan Africa’s accelerated economic growth over the last decade has been well documented. Feted as the next boom market, especially with the backdrop of the economic slowdown in the West, there has been a tendency by many commen...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 27th, 2012
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Guardian Reporters Bright ideas: A cellphone database for dairy farmers and a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness. These are just two of the imaginative new ideas that are tackling Africa’s old problems 1. Hippo water roller Idea: The Hippo water roller is a drum that can...
By IndepthAfrica
In Business
Apr 12th, 2012
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ABUJA – Despite security challenge posed by the Boko Haram sect and other issues, Nigeria’s economy recorded an unprecedented growth as it is said to be the third fastest growing economy in the world. Briefing State House correspondents after yesterday’s Federal Executive Council Meeting, Minis...
By IndepthAfrica
In Europe
Mar 19th, 2012
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Vladimir NESTEROV At the moment, it is open to debate whether the Greek default is a fairly inescapable outcome or an accomplished fact, but, clearly, getting the Greeks out of trouble is not the point for those who handle the situation. What Brussels, which has recently approved a new 130b bailout f...
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In Documents
Mar 13th, 2012
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An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Mr. Peter Allum, visited Dar es Salaam during March 1–14, 2012 to conduct discussions for the fourth review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI).1 The mission met with Finance Minister Mkulo, Bank of Tanzania Governor Ndulu, and other senior o...
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Mar 12th, 2012
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By Nana Ampofo at Songhai Advisory Ghana marked 55 years of independence from colonial rule on 6 March 2012 – “no mean achievement” in the life of any nation, according to President John Evans Atta Mills speaking at the national celebrations. He added that “certainly, we have not reached our final de...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Feb 28th, 2012
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ABUJA, Nigeria, February 28, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On February 22, 2012, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2011 Article IV consultation with Nigeria.1 Background Economic growth remains strong in Nigeria, with non-oil real gross domest...