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Eighteen members of the U.S. Congress have urged their government to insist on a full investigation of “credible reports” that senior Sierra Leonean officials offered permission to conduct illegal and destructive logging operations in exchange for bribes.
Experts from across West Africa are currently meeting in Lomé, Togo to brainstorm on how to reduce the impact of natural disasters on the most vulnerable citizens of the sub-region.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it’s worried that only half of the financial csontributions requested for Niger, Central African Republic and West Africa have been received so far.
Ghana says it will not go to war with Ivory Coast over the disputed land boundaries rich in oil deposits. Some of the places in dispute are offshore area where oil is either being drilled or explored.
Ivorian authorities have accused Ghana of exploring oil on its territory, but Ghana has disputed the claims. WADR’s Accra Correspondent Kofi Agyepong says this has raised tension, with people fearing a looming war between the two West African nations.
The World food Programme (WFP) warns of a looming food crisis in the Sahel region in West and Central Africa, while the charity Plan International has stressed the need to “focus on long-term support as well as emergency aid.”
Reports from Ghana on Tuesday spoke of uncertainty in demarcation of offshore boundaries with neighbouring Ivory Coast, which have oil deposits.
There continue to be intermittent clashes in Nigeria between the Fulani herdsmen and the Tiv farmers in Benue and Nasarawa States in the lower basin river, which have always recorded heavy casualties.
The recent clashes happened last month, claiming 75 lives.
Despite the challenges posed by climate change, “Africa has what it takes to quadruple food productions from area expansion and yield increase.”
People with disabilities may be down or challenged but they are no way out.So it was over the weekend, when the disabled community in Liberia joined their colleagues around...
With Nigeria’s road network in a deplorable condition, the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) has urged the Federal government to establish a National Road Fund and the Federal Road Authority to undertake the total management of the Country's roads.