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The debate over the pros and cons of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seeds continues.
In Ghana, some Farmers have expressed their dislike the use of GMO seeds.
Gaborone, Botswana –President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia has called on participants to use the Summit for Sustainability in Africa to promote the sustainable use of natural capital worldwide.
The International organization WaterAid is calling on governments around the world and other partners to increase funding for the water and sanitation sector.
The Ghanaian government has commissioned a US$9 million rock quarry to meet the huge demand for road and building construction, not only in Ghana but in other countries in the West African sub-region.
Although not on the scale as Niger, Chad or Mali, Senegal has not escaped the food crisis hitting the Sahel region of West and Central Africa, with some 800,000 people threatened by serious food insecurity.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is trying to help find solution to the problem by stocking what it calls, cereal banks around the country.
Ten prominent Rulers from the Ibeno Community in Akwa Ibom, southern Nigeria have taken Exxon Mobil to court for allegedly spilling oil in the region for 11 years, demanding one trillion Naira or about US$6 billion in damages.
As Sierra Leone prepares to reform outdated tax laws, the country’s economy is this year growing at 6% with prospects for more growth, said Finance and Economic Development Minister, Dr. Samura Kamara.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
In the wake of a high rate of road accident, an institution dedicated to enhancing road safety in Liberia has begun series of road safety sensitization activities, such as airing of radio and television jingles and circulation of posters.
Managing waste is an uphill task in cities across West Africa, with rural urban migration becoming a daily phenomenon.
Experts in waste management and other stakeholders are brainstorming how to address this challenge at a two-day conference currently taking place in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.
The African Union (AU) is calling on investors to engage in responsible investments on the continent and with models that would be mutually beneficial.