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The Sierra Leonean government has released the second citizen’s budget, after the successful release of the first budget last year. The citizen's budget is a simplified version of the national budget.
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has announced his government will engage US fire experts to investigate the causes of fire outbreaks that have engulfed the country.
Consumers in Ghana are up in arms with a proposal by utility companies in the country to increase tariffs by 384%.
Libya has called on the South African government to help it recover more than $1 billion in diamonds, gold and cash allegedly stashed in the country by slain dictator Kadhafi, a local newspaper reported Sunday.
The private sector has a vital role to play in African development, international leaders said in Tokyo on Monday on the final day of a three-day meeting hosted by Japan.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma moved Thursday to restore investors' confidence by urging stability in the key mining sector after the country's economic growth hit a fresh low.
African leaders gathered Saturday ahead of extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made
The World Bank has unveiled a $1bn (£660m) aid package to help the Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighbours. The money is to be used for health, education, cross-border trade and hydroelectricity projects.
International donors opened a conference on Mali Wednesday aimed at raising some two billion euros ($2.6 billion), pledging to help all sides in the troubled country avoid the mistakes which led to war and political crisis.
Kenyan police have fired teargas and water cannon outside parliament in Nairobi to disperse about 200 people demonstrating against parliamentarians' demands for a higher wage.