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A high-level ECOWAS delegation, led by Commission President James Victor Gbeho, is in Abidjan for talks with officials of the Ivorian government.
African governments have been urged to increase their budgetary allocation for the tourism sector to tap fully from this global lucrative industry.
Sierra Leone has signed an agreement with Dutch firm Precon to facilitate access to European Union markets for its fish and fisheries products.
The government of Guinean President Alpha Conde has said it’s committed to cleaning up the procurement contracts market.
Concerns over a possible return to the widespread use of charcoal in Ghana have been raised, in the wake of the periodic shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
Nigeria’s Trade Union Congress (TUC) has given a cool response to an official report that the country’s double-digit inflation rate has dropped to 9.4%.
Botswana’s President General Seretse Khama Ian Khama is due to arrive in Liberia today, Wednesday for a 2-day "working visit".
Reports say Nigeria’s Central Bank has managed to stop the double-digit inflation.
The latest inflation figures now show that the general prices of goods and services in Nigeria have fallen to single-digit rate of 9. 4% in July, the lowest level in more than three years.
The Sierra Leonean government’s budget has been subjected to scrutiny, as Tuesday 16 August was dedicated to budget review at a public forum.
Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou is determined to continue his fight against corruption.