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Sierra Leone is moving gradually into harnessing its renewable energy capacity, with the launch recently of the Makeni Ethanol power plant in the north of the country.
In recent days, West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) has been running a series of reports on fake drugs, because of the health hazards associated with such drugs which find their way into wrong hands.
Nigeria is said to be a big market for such fake medicines.
Global unemployment rate amongst young people from ages 15-24 is more than 13%, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
In the West African state of Mali, specialists attribute the rise in crimes to the high unemployment rate.
Wednesday, November 9 makes it exactly four months since Afica’s newest independent republic, South Sudan was born.It was on July 9 this year that South Sudan declared its independence as a result of a referendum after a comprehensive peace deal with the north.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR News
The cards have been on the table for quite some time now for the African continent to move towards forming a monetary union—ie having a single currency.
But with the gloomy future of the Euro and the vexing problems facing the EU monetary union, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is calling on countries on the continent to exercise caution, with harmonizing of fiscal policy taken precedent over monetary union.
Ivory Coast is trying to slowly recover from the devastating effects of the post election violence.One of the areas reeling from the effects of the armed conflict is trade and investment.
A new anti malaria drug has been introduced in Sierra Leone called, Colart Artemether/Lumefantrime.
It was produced by the pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline.
Just weeks after landing in neighbouring Sierra Leone, the first Fibre Optic Cable System (ACE) has now landed in Liberia.
Sierra Leone is ranked 180 on a list of 187 countries in the latest United Nations Human Development Index.
By Frank Sainworla,Jr/WADR News
With Africa’s abundance sun and the availability of biomass, there is said to be huge potential for developing renewable energy to power the continent’s industries and rural communities.