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By Abdourahmane Diallo/WADR Correspondent
A Cholera epidemic has killed 41 people in Guinea, as authorities struggle to contain some 655 cases reported so far.
Guinea’s Minister of Health and Public Hygiene Dr Naman Kéita made the disclosure to Journalists in Conakry at the weekend.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
A sub-regional meeting of human rights activists is underway in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, with participants expected to review activities and progress in human rights advocacies in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Liberia.
The European Union Delegation to Liberia has identified social exclusion and discrimination as two issues that remain obstacles to Liberia’s pursuit of inclusive economic development and a likely source of future conflict unless adequately addressed, an EU press statement said in Monrovia on Tuesday..
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and The World Bank (WB) have joined forces to help strengthen transparency and accountability in public procurement through collaboration among government, civil society and the private sector.
According to The World Bank, public procurement represents about 50% to 70% of total government spending in many developing countries. It is also a major source of revenue to the private sector.
Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has presented condolences to her Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara for the lost of civilian lives in the recent croos-border raids in the Ivory Coast.
Mali’s military junta of Captain Amadou Sanogo has been dissolved, an announcement by the interim authorities said in Bamako over the weekend.
After years of bickering, Guinea has promised to hand over the small border town of Yenga to neighbouring Sierra Leone.
Yenga is the territory where Guinean troops have been occupying since the country took part in the sub-regional ECOMOG force to end Sierra Leone’s civil war in the 1990s .
The World Bank has approved US$144.5 million in zero interest financing and a US$31.5 million grant for two projects under the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) program to boost electricity supply and lower energy cost in four countries, a press release from the bank said on Friday.
Political dialogue has virtually reached a dead end in Guinea Conakry over the long delay in holding parliamentary and local elections, some political activists have said.
Guinea’s main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo has spoken of the need for the country’s opposition to be allowed to demonstrate.