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Africa's richest man got a fistful of dollars in Nigerian currency squeeze

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 05:50
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Mr Dangote has a track record helping Nigeria become more self-sufficient in cement and food.

Lagos

AS Nigeria grapples with a foreign exchange crisis, one person stands out in the scramble to obtain hard currency: Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man.

When the government restricted the supply of dollars in June 2015 to prop up the value of the Nigerian naira, firms owned by