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$1.3bn

The amount Nigeria hopes to borrow to fund its newly licensed Development Bank of Nigeria.

30%

The minimum share of black ownership (up from 26%) of mining assets being proposed by South African mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane as part of a long-delayed and contentious mining charter.

1

The number of Africans newly elevated to the elite rank of cardinal within the Catholic Church by Pope Francis. Archbishop Jean Zerbo, 73, from Mali.

22.5%

The Central Bank of Ghana's new benchmark interest rate after it was cut from 23.5% by the new governor.

9

The number of months by which OPEC members have agreed to extend a global output cut aimed at mopping up excess supply.

3.9%

Mozambique's GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017, down from 5.3% a year ago.

$7bn

The expected value of goods handled...

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