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The government of Senegal has reiterated its commitment to supporting local poultry producers by indentifying ways of improving their sector for enhanced output and maximum gains from their trade.
The assurance comes amid concerns among chicken and other poultry producers in Senegal over reports of a possible plan to open the market to poultry import from the United States.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has finally decided not to seek a review of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which transferred the controversial Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon in 2002.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, explained that the country had considered the merits and the demerits of the case and finally decided not to press for a review of the ICJ decision.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s approach to dealing with corruption and reconciliation got a scathing rebuke from her fellow Liberian Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Leymah Gbowee, as she resigns her post in Sirleaf’s government.
Speaking at her book launch in Paris, Ms Gbowee said she was resigning as head of the National Reconciliation Commission created by Sirleaf last year and that the Liberian leader has failed to fight corruption and nepotism.
With two days left for Nigeria to appeal the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) granting the Bakassi Peninsula to neighbouring Cameroon, anxiety is growing among Nigerians over whether their government will meet the deadline to appeal against the judgment.
Ahead of the 10 October deadline for Nigeria to seek review of the case, President Goodluck Jonathan last week set up a committee to advise the government on the way to pursue the review of the ICJ decision.
In a bid to reduce the high unemployment rate in Cote d’Ivoire, authorities are exploring the creation of job opportunities that will attract the youths to enable government tackle the socio-economic challenges facing the country.
Billed “green jobs”, the initiative will cover garbage collection and its industrial processing as well as reforestation, among other employment opportunities that will ensure sustainable development and environmental protection.
Sierra Leone’s Human Rights Commission has released findings from a public inquiry into alleged gross violation of human rights in the mining town of Bunbuna, indicting the police for overreacting in quelling a violent strike at the local mine.
During the mine workers strike last April, violence erupted and left one person killed and several others wounded in Bunbuna, Tonkolili District, in the north of Sierra Leone.
Over 80 stakeholders from West and Central Africa are attending a Regional Consultation on National Security and Freedom of Information convening in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
A cross-section of stakeholders are attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2012 that is focusing on promoting investment and policy support for driving agricultural productivity and income growth for African farmers in an environmentally sustainable way.
Convening from 26 to 28 September in Arusha, Tanzania, the forum is a private sector –led initiative intended to discuss and develop concrete investment plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa.
The government of Sierra Leone and the multi-stakeholder group of the Sierra Leone Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (SLEITI) Monday launched the country's 2nd SLEITI Reconciliation report in Freetown, the capital.
The report span 2008 to 2010 revenues government generated from mining companies and what was actually paid by these companies.
In recent times, Nigerian crude has been viewed as a potential substitute to lost volumes of Libyan crude oil, increasing its price on the global market.
In the international oil industry, the light, sweet quality of Nigerian crude makes it a preferred gasoline feedstock.