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Southern Crop

Africa’s Richest Man Invests $4.6 Billion in Nigeria Farming

Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production in the next three years as the company seeks to expand and deal with a shortage of dollars in its home market of Nigeria.

 

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