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Two West African neighbours, Ghana and Togo have signed a water agreement worth millions of US dollars
Both countries are members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)..
Senior United Nations officials have warned that global inaction could lead to a humanitarian disaster in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa, amid the serious food and humanitarian crisis.
A campaign to track down people engaged in illegal logging activities is underway in the Ivory Coast.
The country’s Ministry of Forestry has seized several tons of timber from illegal loggers.
The Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO, Kandeh Yumkella has said “Africa is becoming the dumping ground” for every product that is bad and substandard.
It has been confirmed that 11 people have died so far from a cholera outbreak in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
The deaths have been recorded in a number cholera cases reported since the outbreak started in the past two weeks.
Malaria remains a major public health problem in the West African sub-region and across Africa, despite recent progress in combating the illness.
The governments of Sierra Leone and Guinea have said they are striving to settle their border dispute.
The two countries have been meeting in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown to strengthen their cooperation.
Latest reports from Bamako say the head of Mali’s Junta, Captain Amadou Sanogo says his administration is prepared for dialogue.
Speaking to Journalists in the capital on Friday, Captain Sanogo called on ECOWAS to help the Malian army in defeating the rebel insurgency in northern Mali.
Trade in the Mano River Union (MRU) Basin and neighboring countries in the wider ECOWAS region is said to have taken the downward turn in recent months, an executive of the Liberian Chamber of Commerce (LCC) has said.
After months of wrangling and public criticisms, Sierra Leone’s parliament has approved a controversial London mining company agreement.