Monthly Archives: September 2010

GHANA OIL: ASIAN FIRMS OUTBID WESTERN RIVALS

Africa-Asia Confidential (London) Ghana: Lining Up for Jubilee 27 September 2010 analysis President John Evans Atta Mills, his government and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation are entertaining offers for cooperation and a stake in the Jubilee oil field from all … Continue reading

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CHINA TO INVEST US$1.2bn IN GHANA BAUXITE INDUSTRY

Ghana: China to Invest $1.2 Billion in Bauxite Industry Stephen Odoi-Larbi 23 September 2010 Ghana’s Bauxite and aluminum industries have received a major boost, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese Firm, Bosai Minerals Group, … Continue reading

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177 CADET OFFICERS PASS OUT FROM THE NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY

177 pass out of NDA, get President’s Commission Sunday, September 26, 2010 A total of 177 cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) were last Saturday commissioned into the Nigerian military with President Goodluck Jonathan expressing his administration’s readiness to … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY DEPLOY NEW BRANCH CHIEFS, GOCs

Ihejirika effects major re-organisation of Army Friday, September 24, 2010 Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika has effected a major reorganization of the Nigerian Army, appointing new Principal Staff Officers for the Army Headquarters (AHQ), General Officers Commanding … Continue reading

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DRC,ANGOLAN PRESIDENTS MEET OVER OIL AND DIAMOND-FUELLED TENSIONS

DRC and Angolan presidents meet amid tensions Joseph Kabila AFP Joseph Kabila By RFI Democratic Republic of Congo President Jospeh Kabila was in Luanda on Monday for a meeting with his Angolan counterpart José Edouardo dos Santos on stability in … Continue reading

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FRANCE DEPLOYS 80 SPECIAL FORCES TROOPS TO NIGER

Niger – France – Article published the Monday 20 September 2010 – Latest update : Monday 20 September 2010 France deploys 80 troops in Niamey Niamey, the capital of Niger Roland Huziaker By RFI France has dispatched 80 troops to the … Continue reading

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RIBADU PROMISES TO FIGHT CORRUPTION IF ELECTED

Ribadu Promises to Fight Corruption if Elected CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS September 20, 2010 0:00 am One of the aspirants to the nation’s top post for the 2011 elections, the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], Mallam … Continue reading

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FORMER ANTI-CORRUPTION CZAR, RIBADU, JOINS ACTION CONGRESS

Ribadu Joins ACN CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS September 20, 2010 0:00 am Former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has announced his membership of the Action Congress of Nigeria. Ribadu told a news conference in Abuja … Continue reading

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NIGERIA AIM FOR BIG GROWTH, AIM TO BECOME THE NEXT ‘BRIC’ COUNTRY

  Nigeria, poised for big growth, aims to be the next ‘BRIC’ country Nigeria – the No. 3 supplier of US oil – says that by 2012 the country will be growing by 10 percent per year. Some economists agree. … Continue reading

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MYSTERY ON THE NILE: JUST WHOSE RIVER IS IT?

Mystery On The Nile: Just Whose River Is It? by Gwen Thompkins September 19, 2010 Uganda and the Nile’s Headwaters // Credit: Miguel Juarez for NPR All great mysteries begin at the end and end at the very beginning. And … Continue reading

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