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In the wake of worsening insecurity in rebel occupied northern Mali, a cholera outbreak in an area some 20 kilometers from the city of Gao, while the UN Security Council has refused to support an ECOWAS intervention force.
Rissolar KZ-30 is the name of a new duplicator machine just launched in Sierra Leone to bridge the gap in the world of printing in the country and furthering the green energy drive.
Amid a steep decline in biodiversity in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have said the decline reflects a degradation of the natural systems upon which Africa’s current and future prosperity depends.
About US$2 billion has been set aside to support the Great Green Wall project in the Sahel and West Africa, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said.
---Sierra Leone women campaign against denial
A conference on women’s rights to Land and justice has ended in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, with the launch of a nationwide campaign on Land rights, and a threat to withhold their crucial votes in the November elections if authorities fail to heed a key demand.
After the first rains this year, Benin has again been hit by flood, bringing back fresh memories of the deadly flooding during previous rainy season.
The World Bank has announced that it will provide 85 million US dollars to help Senegal solve its energy problem.
The World Bank has approved a US$90 million grant to finance the Abidjan-Lagos Trade and Transport Facilitation Project.
The World Bank has approved US$144.5 million in zero interest financing and a US$31.5 million grant for two projects under the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) program to boost electricity supply and lower energy cost in four countries, a press release from the bank said on Friday.
Although one of Africa’s richest nations, Equatorial Guinea wallows in poverty and underdevelopment, outside the glare of the world’s spotlight on dictatorial and corrupt governments.