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Sierra Leone’s minister of Energy and water resources, Professor Ogunade Davidson has been sacked by President Ernest Bai Koroma.
The Vice President of Programme at OXFAM America, Darius Teter has said his organization would ensure that local communities’ rights are protected by mining companies operating in the West African sub-region.
There has been a big increase in the number of fatal road accident in Ghana, with 2, 330 lives being lost on the country’s roads last year, 2011, according to Ghana’s Police Service.
The United Nations declared 2011-2020 as the “decade of action for road safety.”
In Guinea, protest against power outage by residents of the town of Kamsar has ended with deaths.
The Guinean government of President Alpha Conde has decided to review some mining contracts valued millions of dollars and were signed by past regimes.
Anger over pay has left Guinea’s garbage collectors to act in a rather strange way.
Instead of clearing the garbage from the streets, Conakry street sweepers were doing the very opposite—dumping garbage in the streets, as they staged a demonstration over payment of salary arrears.
Efforts are underway to clean up one of the most polluted areas of Senegal – Hann Bay.
The Guinea government plans to conduct a general population census as soon as possible. The last national census, which was done in 1986, put Guinea’s population then at 9 million.
With support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a major campaign to vaccinate 4.5 million animals and rid them of parasites has just been launched in the northern parts of Mali and Niger and in areas along the border between the two countries.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UNOCHA, has been preparing to meet the onslaught of food crises currently threatening millions of people in the Sahel region of Africa.