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Togo and its development partners are currently engaged in talks to discuss the country’s rising unemployment figures.
The stage has been set for the Malian junta’s departure and the induction of the Speaker of parliament Diounconda Traore as interim head of state, after ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure’s formal resignation.
Countries around the world are on Saturday April 7 celebrating World Health Day around the theme, ageing and health.
Mali’s speaker of parliament is to head an interim government, as Captain Amadou Sanogo and his military junta have agreed to finally hand over power to civilian authority.
Under the deal spearheaded by the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS at the weekend, the Speaker of Mali’s parliament Diounconda Traore will organize elections 40 days after taking office.
The Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO, Kandeh Yumkella has said “Africa is becoming the dumping ground” for every product that is bad and substandard.
As the ECOWAS sanctions begin to hold, the African Union has imposed its own sanctions on Mali’s coup leaders, including travel ban and asset freeze on the coup leaders.
How long will Sall’s honeymoon last?
A change of guard takes place on Monday at the presidential palace in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, as power shifts from President Abdoulaye Wade to incoming President Macky Sall, terminating the 85-year old Senegalese leader’s 12-year rule.
Latest reports from Bamako say the head of Mali’s Junta, Captain Amadou Sanogo says his administration is prepared for dialogue.
Speaking to Journalists in the capital on Friday, Captain Sanogo called on ECOWAS to help the Malian army in defeating the rebel insurgency in northern Mali.
Trade in the Mano River Union (MRU) Basin and neighboring countries in the wider ECOWAS region is said to have taken the downward turn in recent months, an executive of the Liberian Chamber of Commerce (LCC) has said.
An African economist, Prof. Mamadou Gaye has cautioned against celebrating growth rate figures in Africa, saying that they don’t necessarily reflect real growth on the continent.