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  • Kent: Nigeria a hub for human trafficking     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Discussing Nigeria's culture of corruption, and the rise in human trafficking there, with Bob Kent, Hafaza International president. "I think the situation in Nigeria going to become increasingly unstable," he says.

  • Africa represents about a third of company's business. ABUJA, May 8- Indian telecoms firm Bharti Airtel plans annual capital expenditure of $1 billion in Africa in the next few years and will focus on deepening investments in 17 countries there rather than entering new markets, its chairman said.

  • *Nigeria hosting World Economic Forum for Africa. Speaking at the World Economic Forum being hosted in the capital Abuja, Jonathan thanked foreign nations including the United States, Britain, France and China for their support in trying to rescue the girls, who were kidnapped from a secondary school on April 14.

  • "All China's support for Africa will come with no political strings attached," Li said, speaking at the World Economic Forum on Africa being held in the Nigerian capital Abuja. "We will not interfere with Africa's internal affairs or ask something impossible of Africa," he added.

  • ABUJA, May 8- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledged on Thursday to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels, saying their rescue would mark "the beginning of the end of terrorism" in the country.

  • Mass kidnappings grab Nigeria investors' attention Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    Former education minister Obiageli Ezekwesilieze, center, marches with concerned residents and parents of the kidnapped girls in Abuja, Nigeria.

    As the World Economic Forum kicks off in Nigeria, the nation reels from the mass abduction of hundreds of young girls.

  • From bad to worse in Nigeria     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    There are new reports of additional kidnappings of school girls in Nigeria, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, says investors have a strong appetite for investing in Nigeria with a lot of cash "waiting to be deployed".

  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 6- Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight girls from a village near one of the Islamists' strongholds in northeastern Nigeria overnight, while the United States made plans on Tuesday to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls seized by the militant group last month. President Barack Obama told NBC News in an interview on Tuesday.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 16 Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 7- For other related diaries, please. ABUJA- World Economic Forum on Africa will be held in Abuja. RABAT- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde visits Morocco.

  • *Uganda does not rule out Eurobond. "There has been a lot of heat and dramatisation," Maria Kiwanuka told Reuters on the sidelines of a Uganda business forum, saying she had no figures for any aid cuts. Analysts have said Uganda has become less dependent on aid for budget support in recent years.

  • *200 school girls abducted by the rebels are still missing. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 6- Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight girls from a village near one of the Islamists' strongholds in northeastern Nigeria overnight, police and residents said on Tuesday.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 15 Sunday, 4 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 5- For other related diaries, please. KAMPALA- Central Bank of Uganda announces Monetary Policy Statement. PARIS- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Forum 2014.

  • *Comes week before Abuja hosts World Economic Forum event. ABUJA, May 1- A suspected car bomb exploded on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja on Thursday, killing at least 15 people a week before the city was to host a conference of leaders and business executives focused on Africa's growth prospects, witnesses said.

  • Anna Rosenberg, associate Sub-Saharan Africa practice leader at Frontier Strategy Group, says South Africans are frustrated by the weak economy ahead of elections which could see the ANC lose their dominant position.

  • ABUJA, May 1- Delegates to the World Economic Forum on Africa next week in the Nigerian capital Abuja will be in the right place to reflect on the rising continent's problems, as well as its undoubted potential.

  • *Comes week before Abuja hosts World Economic Forum event. ABUJA, May 1- A suspected bomb exploded on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja on Thursday, killing at least nine people, a week before the city was to host a summit of leaders and business executives focused on Africa's growth prospects, emergency services said.

  • ABUJA, May 1- Delegates to the World Economic Forum on Africa next week in the Nigerian capital Abuja will be in the right place to reflect on the rising continent's problems, as well as its undoubted potential.

  • LAGOS, April 30- Nestle Nigeria will invest $70 million to grow its food business this year and plans to expand its distribution network with up to 2,000 low-cost vans to tap into the mass consumer market of Africa's biggest economy, its CEO said. Nestle has set a target to triple annual sales in Nigeria to 350 billion naira over the next ten years.

  • Aliko Dangote makes his billions as Nigeria grows Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Builds a trading and industrial empire that shows it is possible to create wealth in the region by other means than tapping its rich natural resources.