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In Sierra Leone, the race towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, started in 1990 in earnest but the country lost the first decade of the fight to achieving the MDGs due to a devastating conflict.
In a new report, the World Bank says the poorest countries are hardest hit by continuing high food prices, which remain volatile.The bank’s latest Food Price Watch, released ahead of the G-20 summit in France, says the high food prices is adding to strains on the global economy.
At the just ended African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, the continent was urged to take the lead in developing solar and hydro energy, while at the same time Africa's huge wealth is streaming out at the detriment of its development.
Sierra Leone’s porous borders are said to be one of the main factors responsible for the influx of counterfeit drugs into the country and the proliferation on the market.The country shares boundaries with Liberia and Guinea and large amounts of fake drugs are said to be among goods allegedly coming into the country from the neighbouring countries.
Normal operations at the container terminal at Guinea’s sea port have resumed, after activities were paralyzed due to a workers strike.
WADR’s Conakry Correspondent says the nearly 400 container terminal workers, who downed their tools in protest against their new employer, the French company, Bolloré on Monday resumed work.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR, Addis Ababa
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank Group, (AFDB) and the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) have re-committed themselves to help in building a green economy across Africa.
The pledged was made as the 6th African Economic Conference ended in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa over the weekend.
The 6th African Economic Conference has been going on since Tuesday 25 October in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
The conference, which is being organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the African Economic Commission, the African Development Bank Group and the UNDP, has been bringing together some 300 experts, African ministers, bankers and other international stakeholders.
Nigeria's anti-graft body, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has urged Nigerians to join in the fight against corruption in the oil producing nation.
A Malian group says it will hold a funeral rally in the capital Bamako on Friday, 28 October, in front of the embassies of the countries that form the Western coalition that undertook military intervention in Libya against Col. Moamar Kadhafi’s regime.
“Africa still remains the victim of development strategies which do not improve the livelihood of its communities,” says the UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Amina Mohamed.