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  • Twitter gave Nigeria an early Ebola warning Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Red Cross workers carry away a person suspected of dying from Ebola, in the Liberian capital Monrovia, on October 4, 2014.

    Twitter may be able to help control disease outbreaks even in developing countries in Africa, a study suggests.

  • Diamond: Africa is a very exciting opportunity Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Diamond: Africa is a very exciting opportunity

    Bob Diamond, founder of Atlas Mara and former chief executive of Barclays, discusses investing in Africa.

  • Will President Buhari turn Nigeria around? Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    Will President Buhari turn Nigeria around?

    Amy Jadesimi, managing director of Lile, says the Nigerian oil industry will benefit if President Buhari's plans to emphasize rule of law is delivered.

  • *Boko Haram firmly in new leader's sights. ABUJA, May 29- New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Friday to eradicate the "mindless, godless" militants of Boko Haram and rescue hundreds of women and children held captive, including 200 girls taken from the town of Chibok a year ago. In his inaugural address as elected leader of Africa's most populous...

  • *Boko Haram firmly in new leader's sights. ABUJA, May 29- New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed on Friday to eradicate the "mindless, godless" militant group Boko Haram and rescue hundreds of women and children held captive, including 200 girls taken from the town of Chibok a year ago. In his inaugural address as elected leader of Africa's most populous...

  • Nigeria’s new president draws up tough to-do list Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and faces a tough battle to diversify an economy reliant on oil and hampered by terrorism and corruption.

  • Nigeria needs to fix these energy issues Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Nigeria needs to fix these energy issues

    Bolaji Osunsanya, president of the Nigerian Gas Association and CEO of Oando Gas & Power, discusses the issues the new Nigerian president must address in the gas industry.

  • This country needs diesel to run its cellphones Monday, 25 May 2015 | 1:45 AM ET
    Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigeria's leading cellphone provider warns it needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide.

  • ABUJA, May 19- Nigeria's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 13 percent on Tuesday, stressing the need to preserve foreign exchange reserves that have been depleted in recent months to support a weaker naira. At the bank's first policy meeting since the shock election victory of Muhammadu Buhari, who takes office as president on May 29, Governor...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 28 Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas, Economy Minister George Stathakis, Chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility and Deputy Director at the European Department at International Monetary Fund Pul Thomsen are among keynote speakers. PRAGUE- The "History of...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 21 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    BUCHAREST- Romania central bank Governor Mugur Isarescu presents the quarterly inflation report. LUSAKA- Bank of Zambia announces interest rate decision. ACCRA- Central bank of Ghana holds monetary policy meeting.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • The 'Megacities' are coming, and they're voracious Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    San Paulo, Brazil.

    The New York metropolitan area gobbles up more energy than any other major city in the world, according to new research.

  • LAGOS, April 27- The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa's biggest economy imports, is one of the most congested in a megacity whose traffic jams are legendary. Wide enough to accommodate only two lanes on either side, along it move the goods that Africa's top crude producer uses its huge oil receipts to buy-- everything from...

  • Nigeria's economy needs more diversification Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Nigeria's economy needs more diversification

    Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Nigerian minister for Agriculture, says that Nigeria needs to continue to diversify its economy even more.

  • Where to invest in Africa Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Where to invest in Africa

    Miguel Azevedo, Citi's head of investment banking, says Nigeria is currently more interesting than South Africa in terms of investment potential

  • ABUJA, April 15- Oil firms keen to know how Nigeria's president elect Muhammadu Buhari plans to tax them could be waiting a long time as he makes ending corruption and reforming the opaque national oil company his most urgent sector priorities. Four party sources from Buhari's All Progressives Congress told Reuters the issue of fiscal terms, seen as crucial by...

  • Why one of the world's largest democracies is hot Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 3:11 PM ET
    Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari

    Investors pushed up Nigerian securities following a historic election this week, but will the optimism last?