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Liberia and Sierra Leone have agreed to jointly mobilize resources and speed up reforms aimed at improving their water and sanitation (WASH) sector, which is in dire need of improvement.
Thousands of slum dwellers across Africa have called for adequate housing and an end to forced evictions on the continent, during the second United Nations Ministerial Conference on Housing and Development, which is underway in Nairobi, Kenya.
A cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone has left 34 people dead so far, with over 2,000 cases reported in three districts around the country, health authorities confirmed in Freetown on Tuesday.
The Nigerian government has formally taken delivery of its Communications Satellite, NigComSat-1R from China, a replacement for NigComSat-1 Satellite which fell from orbit in 2007.
The Gambian government’s recent appeal for food aid due to serious crops failure is starting to get some attention, as thousands of people are said to be in urgent need of food and safe drinking water.
As Sierra Leone braces itself to exploit its new found oil wealth, President Ernest Bai Koroma has launched the scoping report for the strategic Environmental Assessment of the Oil and Gas Sector.
Rice producers and out-of-season crop growers of the Anambé Basin located in Senegal's southern region of Kolda are facing many difficulties, particularly those caused by stray animals and grain-eating birds.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has summoned his cabinet to an emergency meeting today, Monday to discuss the developing food crisis, after his country appealed for food aid due to crops failure.
Serious food crisis is coming closer to home in the West African sub-region, with Gambia asking for aid, while Oxfam calls for urgent action to stop the Sahel drought.
Power cuts have become a daily nuisance in Abidjan and other parts of the Ivory Coast nowadays and the stabilizing of electricity supply is proving to be an uphill challenge for the Alassane Ouattara regime.