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Sierra Leone’s telecommunications infrastructure is being transformed with the landing on its shores of the the Fibre Optic Cable funded by the World Bank in the amount of US$31m.
A decade since its creation, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has helped African nations improve their agriculture, infrastructure and health sectors, top United Nations and regional officials said.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will on Monday launch the 5th Index of African Governance and announce this year’s Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.A statement received by WADR says the event also marks the fifth anniversary of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has kicked off the National budget policy hearing and discussions for this year in Freetown.
With growing attacks and further threats from Boko Haram Islamist sect, Nigerian police put up a show of force during the country’s 51st independence celebration over the weekend, while President Goodluck Jonathan vows to begin adding value to Nigeria’s crude oil production.
In Ghana, the Minority Caucus in parliament has urged the government to exercise due diligence before approving a three billion dollar loan agreement with the China Development Bank.
The Think Tank Initiative grants US$110m to developing countries' research institutes to boost public policiesOctober 1, 2011
Research Institutes in South Asia, Latin America and Africa have received a grant worth US$110 m from the Think Tank Initiative. Twenty three of these countries benefiting from the grant are from Africa including eleven from West and Central African.
This group of development partners has given itself the mission to support public policies in developing countries.
There are doubts as to whether countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union will be able to harmonize public finance policies by 2012. But there are some optimists who say it is possible.
People involved in building their homes and other construction works in are facing serious setback, with the continuing shortage of cement in the country.
World Bank President Robert Zoellick has said the world economy cannot meet its full growth potential, if it fails to advance the prospects of women.
He said empowering women is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also "smart economics".