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By William Selmah/WADR News in Banjul
Anglophone West African journalists have called for deeper collaboration in the sub-region in creating the needed awareness to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
While the international community focuses on Western Ivory Coast marred by a spate of recent violence, the UN Mission (UNOCI) has urged development partners to also look at what is happening in the North of country, faced with severe challenges as well.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s promise to push a legislation to control child birth has generated heated debate in Nigeria, which has a population of nearly 160 million and life expectancy of 47-56 years.
Ivory Coast has received over US$4 billion in debt relief from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The ongoing crisis in Mali amid Islamist rebels’ occupation of the north of the country is having a serious toll on tourism and other economic activities, with hotels empty as many are losing their jobs.
By William Selmah/WADR CORRESPONDENT
The General Auditing Commission (GAC) in Liberia has unearthed more corruption scandals in some ministries and agencies, with the its latest batch of audit reports indicting five institutions.
---ECA boss on years of neglect
Africa’s development partners have not delivered on their commitment to significantly increase support to agriculture on the continent, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Abdoulie Janneh has said.
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and The World Bank (WB) have joined forces to help strengthen transparency and accountability in public procurement through collaboration among government, civil society and the private sector.
According to The World Bank, public procurement represents about 50% to 70% of total government spending in many developing countries. It is also a major source of revenue to the private sector.
Amid a steep decline in biodiversity in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have said the decline reflects a degradation of the natural systems upon which Africa’s current and future prosperity depends.
In Benin, members of parliament have frown on the poor quality of mobile phone services being provided by GSM companies in the country.