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Nigeria reopens borders with neighbours for trade

– – Nigeria has reopened its land borders with neighbouring countries after closure for months. The country’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the immediate reopening of four of Nigeria’s land borders. The four affected borders are Seme border in South- West, Ilela border in the North- West, Mfun border in the South-South and Maigatari border in the North-West. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed told journalists “Four land borders will be reopened immediately while the remaining borders are directed to be reopened on or before…

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Gambia reopens its borders after closure over Covid-19

– – The government of The Gambia has announced that borders have now been reopened after a six-month lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The country’s Banjul airport will however remain closed till October 31 due to construction work. The announcement on Friday is part of efforts to re-open the country’s economy and return life to normalcy. A statement from the government said “Travellers destined to The Gambia shall show evidence of Negative PCR Test Results conducted not more 72 hours prior to arrival.” It adds that “Isolation is no…

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Ghana: Local traders lock up shops of foreigners

Local traders in Ghana’s second largest city of Kumasi on Wednesday locked up shops belonging to foreigners in some commercial hubs. The closure took place in areas like Alarbar, Adhye and Kejetia with Nigerian traders bearing the most brunt. It’s unclear what sparked the said lock up but local media reported it was a distress action coming on the heels of the closure of the Nigerian border which has affected several Ghanaian traders. The leader of Nigerian Traders Union in the Ashanti region where the lock ups took place, Chief…

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