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African governments have been urged to increase their budgetary allocation for the tourism sector to tap fully from this global lucrative industry.
Everyone was expecting it. After nearly one month of delay, the rains hit the Senegalese capital, Dakar over the weekend and in big downpour.
Sierra Leone has signed an agreement with Dutch firm Precon to facilitate access to European Union markets for its fish and fisheries products.
Concerns over a possible return to the widespread use of charcoal in Ghana have been raised, in the wake of the periodic shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
Amnesty International is calling on the new Ivorian government to ensure compensation paid out by the oil-trading company, Trafigura reaches the thousands of victims affected by toxic waste dump exactly 5 years ago.
In Sierra Leone, heavy rains have this month left a number of people homeless and property worth millions of Leones or thousands of US dollars destroyed.
A prominent advocate from the Niger Delta in Nigeria is calling on the Nigerian government to stop its joint venture with oil companies that have been polluting the region for the past three decades and protect the interest of its people.
The UN World Food Program (WFP) says it has reached nearly eight million people in the Horn of Africa with food assistance since July.
The Senegalese government has announced the suspension of industrial fishing starting the 1st of September.
Mali’s meteorological department has reassured farmers in the country that the rains will continue to fall up till November following concerns due to the late start to this year’s rainy season.