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June 20, 2013
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The deployment of soldiers on the streets of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos has annoyed not only residents but the Governor of the State, who had called on the Federal government to withdraw the troops.
With the 2015 MDG target date just few years away, there is serious doubt whether many African countries will meet some of the eight goals.
In Guinea, protest against power outage by residents of the town of Kamsar has ended with deaths.
A Senegalese national has been appointed as the new World Bank Vice President for Africa, replacing Nigerian Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili.
A World Bank press release received by WADR says, Makhtar Diop succeeds Ezekwesili who will return to Nigeria in early May, after serving as the region's Vice President since 2007.
Talks are due to resume today, Saturday between Nigeria’s labour unions and the government, with reports that the government has offered to restore half of the fuel subsidy but the unions are demanding the entire subsidy be restored.
Togo is thriving in its efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, MDG in 2015.
Hopes appear to be in sight for some sort of early resolution of the fuel subsidy crisis, with Nigerian trade unions announcing Friday, that they have suspended protests against the fuel subsidy removal for two days.
In Ghana, there are indications that the truck load of arms seized this week may have been destined for Nigeria.
Initially, two men were arrested but the Ghanaian police say five are now being investigated, both Ghanaians and Nigerians.
The Guinean government of President Alpha Conde has decided to review some mining contracts valued millions of dollars and were signed by past regimes.
“The issue has gone beyond fuel subsidy…Nigerians want to know the state of their economy.” This is the response a protesting resident of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja gave WADR when asked why he had joined the street protest.