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Highlighting the importance of capacity development in Africa

A conference, organised in March 2010 in Tunis by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) on capacity building in Africa, underscored the importance of capacity development on the continent, especially in post-conflict countries.

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Expanding on microfinance

a1447_3Artisans are receiving microfinance loans from the international online retailer NOVICA, fully funded by customers through the a new peer-to-peer microfinance lending site.

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African growth to reach seven per cent in 2011

Africa's real gross domestic product growth could reach about seven per cent in 2011 from a forecast of about 5.5 per cent growth for 2010, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said recently.

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Nigeria in 2010 - a watershed year

The past year has been a dramatic one for Nigerians; politically, financially, commercially and economically, the nation has faced a few home truths and has made significant steps forward.

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Tight supply to keep sugar high?

Sugar_1aRaw sugar prices climbed to their highest level in 29 years on 1 February, with raw sugar ­for March delivery reaching 30.05 US cents a pound in early afternoon trading on ICE Futures US.

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