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Addis Ababa’s decision, announced on 29 January, to use the Common Framework drawn up by the @g20org  to negotiate its debt prompted @SPGlobal  to downgrade #Ethiopia 's rating from B to B- on 12 February.

In 2019, Acorn Holdings became the first #Kenyan  issuer to sell #greenbonds , raising $43m to house university students in Nairobi. Report by @whitehouse789 .

In 2020 the movement of goods from Asia surged, boosted by the massive stimulus packages in Europe and the US. But imports into #Africa  declined. The ocean container market on the continent contracted 5%.

#Niger has been hit hard by security crises in the Sahel, Libya and the Lake Chad basin, and is facing a new challenge from the Islamic State West Africa Province, a splinter group from #Nigeriaia 's Boko Haram Islamist rebels. Report @MathieuOliviery  .

“The fight against impunity and corruption is in line with the concerns raised by the Malian people [...], it raises fundamental questions about improving governance and the establishment of strong and credible institutions.” - PM @MoctarOUANE_PM 

Former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum@mohamedbazoum  won #Niger 's presidential election and now faces a raft of political, economic and security challenges. Report from @MathieuOlivier .

A sign of @OfficielGbagbo 's imminent return is the fact that several of his supporters still in exile are preparing to return to #cotedivoire . For example, @JKatinan , who has been in exile in #Ghana , will return for near parliamentary elections 6 March.

@Polisario_ was not actually created by ' #Algeria  government. it was a joint Algerian-Libyan initiative from the 1970s, when Sahrawi nationalism was on the rise. Algiers has been one of its driving forces for some time now. Find out more in our series.

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‘The first generation makes it, the second generation spends it, and the third generation blows it.’ @NickNorbrook  on succession strategies in African companies.

A statement from The Africa Report about Oluwatosin Adeshokan, with whom we are terminating our relationship.

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Nigeria's BUA Group is building a new 200,000 bpd refinery in Akwa Ibom State. This morning it signed up France's leading hydrocarbon company Axens for the key technology licencing and design phase, writes @NickNorbrook  #nigeria  #france 

Nigeria has not paid its fees to the UN for 2019, unlike Syria and Zimbabwe, making life awkward for the UN Dep Sec Gen, Nigeria's Amina Mohammed... #nigeria  #UN  @EromoEgbejule 

#DRC ’s history is a long litany of theft & conflict. From slave trade, t #Belgian  colonisation, to Cold War manipulation & ensuing wars, those who suffered most r th #Congolese  . Will things change sinc @FelixUdps  has replaced Kabila, ask @surambaya  .

“If you’re a dollar-based investor, holding naira for a five-year period over the last 15 or so years, there’s an almost 90% chance that you will suffer a devaluation”, says @afalli  #nigeria  #investing 

"The main regret is that he died without facing justice for his atrocities which would have helped his victims find closure." - @SiphoMalunga  #Mugabe  #Zimbabwe 

#Zimbabwe : “Ownership of farms reflects a scandal in the land-reform prgm: the redistribution of land meant the best commercial farming lands went to oligarchs w/ strong govt connections. Ownership does not = agricultural productivity, @DrStephenChan 

#Tanzania ’s @magufulijp '>Presiden @MagufuliJP  say #COVID19  is not a problem. But one doctor at from Tanzania's Muhimbili National Hospital tells us: “We are pressured by the authorities not to attend to people who have coronavirus symptoms."

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