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More than 500,000 Ghanaians presently have no access to safe drinking water.
But if all goes well, the more than half a million people in that West African country will see a change in their plight.
African leaders from fragile and conflict-affected countries are calling for a reassessment of the Millennium Development Goals and new approaches to development in Africa.
In Niger, the Red Cross is concerned that floods and cholera epidemic might get worse.
Over three million people in the country are already suffering from food insecurity.
Rights groups in Guinea have denounced the action of security forces against the inhabitants of a village more than one hundred kilometers south of the capital, Conakry.
Bad roads in many parts of Nigeria have triggered concerns amongst many citizens, who consider many of the roads as “death trap”.
The first ever sorting and compositing facility to process waste in the sub-region is being built in Ghana.
The US$40m facility is expected to help reduce the burden of waste management in Ghana.
When the name Sierra Leone is mentioned, one of the first things which comes to many people’s mind is its diamonds and other mineral resources.
Piles of unattended garbage have taken over the streets of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, polluting the environment and creating health hazard for many residents.
It seems Ghana is poised to boost its diamonds production, with the revamping of the country's biggest diamond mining company.
A high-level ECOWAS delegation, led by Commission President James Victor Gbeho, is in Abidjan for talks with officials of the Ivorian government.