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--As they continue West Africa tour
The 15 members of the UN Security Council are continuing their West African tour, with visits to Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
On Saturday, the UN Security Council member were in Liberia as part of its assessment mission to the sub-region, where they had praises for the post-war nation and its leader, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
The UN Security Council has threatened to impose an arms embargo and financial sanctions on Guinea Bissau, if the military junta fails to return the country to civilian rule, as ECOWAS begins deploying troops to stabilize the situation.
Ghanaian lawmakers have expressed serious concerns over what they say is the increasing number of illegal immigrants pouring into the country.
Ten prominent Rulers from the Ibeno Community in Akwa Ibom, southern Nigeria have taken Exxon Mobil to court for allegedly spilling oil in the region for 11 years, demanding one trillion Naira or about US$6 billion in damages.
As Sierra Leone prepares to reform outdated tax laws, the country’s economy is this year growing at 6% with prospects for more growth, said Finance and Economic Development Minister, Dr. Samura Kamara.
Four West African states have agree on strengthening border security and economic cooperation and development, during state visits paid to two capitals over the weekend.
Senegalese may have to wait a little longer before they get some relief from the high cost of basic commodities such as sugar, rice and cooking oil.
This is so because government and the business community are yet to agree on a set price regime for basic commodities.
Sierra Leone's first ever “Citizens budget” has been launched by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
Two top figures in Nigeria are being indicted for allegedly being involved in corrupt activities running into tens of millions of Naira.
The African Union (AU) is calling on investors to engage in responsible investments on the continent and with models that would be mutually beneficial.