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Feb 7, 2014

Nigeria set for steady economic growth, politics a risk -FinMin

LAGOS, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s economy is set to grow
6.75 percent this year even though oil theft has cut official
output by 400,000 barrels a day and political turmoil is
intensifying ahead of 2015 elections, its finance minister said.

Africa’s second biggest economy is drawing increasing
foreign investment, both directly and through its equity and
debt markets, but investors are wary of the violence and rampant
spending on patronage that often occurs during election cycles.

Feb 6, 2014

IBM starts rolling out Watson supercomputer in Africa

LAGOS, Feb 6 (Reuters) – IBM began rolling out its
Watson supercomputer system across Africa on Thursday, saying it
would help to address continental development obstacles as
diverse as medical diagnoses, economic data collection and
e-commerce research.

The world’s biggest technology service provider said
“Project Lucy” would take 10 years and cost $100 million. The
undertaking was named after the earliest known human ancestor
fossil, which was found in east Africa,

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      "“I am the Bureau Chief for Nigeria since Nov. 2011. Before that I covered West Africa for 2 years from Ivory Coast, Iraq for 2 years (from Baghdad), and east and central Africa for 5 years, including Uganda, eastern DRC, South Sudan, Kenya and Madagascar.”"
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