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This week has been another fast-moving one for Nigeria with the re-arrest of a man suspected of masterminding the Christmas Day chuch bombing and the appointment of the ex-anti graft agency (EFCC) chief, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to head the oil task force.
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordination office has launched a consolidated international donor appeal for US$ 121,577,279 for Liberia for 2012.The United Nations Humanitarian Coordination office has launched a consolidated international donor appeal for US$ 121,577,279 for Liberia for 2012.
Six new Commissioners of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have assumed duty at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.
They replace some of the pioneer Commissioners whose four-year tenure ended on 31 January 2012. The tenure of the pioneer seventh Commissioner, Dr. Adrienne Diop, will end in June 2012.
In Ghana, men who have failed to formalize their relationships with their fiancés or girlfriends could soon see their properties shared with such women, even if they fail to formally marry them.
In Nigeria, there are fears of an imminent fuel shortage, with uncertainty caused by a number of government probes into the fuel subsidy scheme.
Guinea is said to be threatened by the use of cyanide and other prohibited toxic chemicals.
Imported to be used in mines, the products are subjected to very low environment taxes.
A national development conference aimed at transforming Sierra Leone is underway in the capital, Freetown.
Speaking at the official opening, of the three-day forum, President Ernest Bai Koroma spoke of plans to transform the country into a middle income and advanced economy country in the next 25-50 years.
The World Bank has said there was an 8 percent drop in global food prices between September and December of 2011, due to increasing supplies and uncertainty about the global economy.
Mali’s climate fund has received 150 billion CFA Francs boost from the country’s technical and financial partners.
“Thinking people and listening leaders” is said to be the philosophy behind an upcoming three-day national conference on development and transformation in post-war Sierra Leone.