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--2 million may not access health care
By Suy Kahofi/WADR Abidjan Correspondent
Lack of adequate funding is undermining the implementation of humanitarian programmes in the Ivory Coast, said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in this West African country.
Most countries in West Africa have performed poorly in fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing, said GIABA, the Inter Governmental Action Group against money laundering and terrorist financing.
In order to avoid litigations that may flaw the entire Report of the investigations into the Nigeria’s oil subsidy management, the House of Representatives has resolved to re-invite companies that failed to appear before the Ad-hoc Committee to defend themselves.
From the floor of the National Assembly and the Public domain in Nigeria, the test of integrity sparked by the fuel subsidy probe Report is now set to reach the country’s courts.
In Sierra Leone, many citizens are running after jobs provided by mining companies, while pay and conditions of service provided by these companies are still being contested.
Nigeria plans to scrap both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission.
-As ECOWAS condemns junta “illegal initiative”
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank have joined the AU and ECOWAS in condemning last week’s military coup in Guinea-Bissau and they have suspended development operations.
Ivory Coast Cashew nut farmers are experiencing tough times, with a drop in prices of their crop.
The country is the largest producer of cashew in Africa.
After months of strike and failed negotiations, teachers in Benin have now agreed to go back to work.
Calm has returned to Sierra Leone’s northern mining city of Bunbuna, following a violent protest amidst a mine workers strike, which left three people dead and at least eight others injured on Wednesday.