China To Construct $1.85 Billion Light Rail In Kano State

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 China Railway Construction Corporation says it has won a $1.851 billion contract to construct the Kano city light rail. In a special announcement the company said its directors had received a provisional letter of award from Nigeria. The rail, with a total length of 74.3 kilometres, is expected to travel at a speed of 100 […]

Ghana To Build $1.2 Billion Eco-Tourism Project In Accra

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 Ghana’s government has launched an eco-tourism project worth 1.2 billion dollars that will see a forest being destroyed by encroachments and waste dumps turn into a world class recreational destination with amusement parks, orchards, arboretum, wildlife safaris, museums, eco-commercial enclaves and eco-lodges with a little disruption to the eco system. In addition, the project which will […]

Chinese Government Offers 200 Zambian Students University Scholarships

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 The Chinese government has offered 200 Zambian students scholarship awards this year to pursue various degree programs in China a Chinese envoy said Wednesday. During a pre-departure ceremony held for the beneficiaries in Lusaka the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia; Yang Youming said that education is one of the important areas of cooperation between China and […]

Nasir El-Rufai: Repositioning the Nigerian Economy for Greatness


 State of the Economy That we live in challenging times is an understatement. In the year 2015, the global political economy showed both stresses and promises for our nation. In Eurozone and the USA, economic growth slowed and imports of our crude oil reduced drastically, no thanks to innovations in fracking technology. China’s decades of […]

Ghana Is Currently Producing More Electricity Than It Needs


 The Chief Executive of the Ghana Grid Company has hinted of a temporary suspension of the load-shedding exercise in the country since July 29, 2016. This, William Amuna attributes to the country’s production of an extra 110 megawatts of power. A shortfall in power supply resulted in unannounced power cuts in the country in June and July this year. Many experts […]

NGO Regulatory Bill: Why the Nigerian Government Has It All Wrong – Again!


 When has the Nigerian government ever gotten anything right? BudgIT a civic technology company focused on promoting good governance in Nigeria by simplifying the government’s budget, made me aware of the recent non-governmental regulatory bill. Using info-graphs, maps, and mobile applications, BudgIT aims to make public data accessible and easier to understand – well the […]

Full IMANI Francophone 2015-2016 Annual Report


 IMANI Francophone was launched with the support of the Open Society Initiatives for West Africa (OSIWA) in June 2014 and currently operates in five West African countries – Togo, Benin, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina-Faso with at least one research assistant working on each country. Since its official launch in June 2014, IMANI Francophone has […]