Nigeria: Nigeria Now World Capital of Oil Theft, Says Report

[This Day] A report by the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) has revealed that the highest ever reported crude oil theft in the world has taken place in Nigeria, with the country recording approximately 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude theft.

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Africa: France Says Strong Business Development in Africa Will Benefit Africans

[RFI] The French government is stepping up efforts to strengthen ties with the African continent in the run-up to a key business forum at the end of the month. Africa’s leading European trading partner wants a win-win cooperation without historical baggage.

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South Africa: Country’s WEF Ranking Advances While Business Confidence Rises

[Daily Maverick] Domestic business confidence rose in September off 34-year lows, while South Africa’s ‘competitiveness’ ranking by the World Economic Forum also moved up a few notches. While this is surely welcome, both data sets come off such low thresholds that improvements hardly signal a significant turnaround.

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