World Bank Gets New Vice President For Africa

The World Bank has appointed Hafez Ghanem as the new World Bank Vice President for Africa, effective July 1. A development expert with over 30 years of experience, Ghanem will lead an active regional portfolio consisting of...

KEBS Officials To Be Charged With Attempted Murder Over Importation Of Substandard Fertilizer –...

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has ordered for the arrest of 9 Madras Security Printers Private Limited directors following the importation of Sh800 million of unfit standardization mark purchased by Kenya Bureau of...

Sierra Leone ‘s Former VP, Ex-Mines Minister Arrested For Corruption

Former Sierra Leone vice president Victor Bockarie Foh and ex-Mines and Mineral Resources minister Minkailu Mansaray were on Thursday arrested on charges of corruption. The two officials served under ex-president Ernest Bai Koroma until April...

Ivorian War Crimes Suspects Fear Persecution After Extradition

Eight Ivoirians wanted by Ivory Coast’s authorities for war crimes, have expressed fear that they would face death when returned to their homeland after a Monrovia Magisterial Court’s ruling Wednesday July 4, 2014 ordered...

U.S. Backs Ivory Coast Plan to Make Power From Cocoa Waste

  Ivory Coast plans to produce the world’s first energy from cocoa shells by 2020 after the largest producer of the chocolate ingredient clinched U.S. backing to assess the project. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency...

Three countries protect half world’s new refugees

  Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the world registered a larger number of people displaced by war and persecution. “International responsibility-sharing for displaced people...

GUINEAN AUTHORITES COMMIT TO RESOLVING ISSUES OVER DISPUTED MUNICIPAL POLL RESULTS

The Secretary General in Guinea’s Territorial Administration and Decentralization Ministry, Dr. Yamori Conde has assured visiting ECONEC delegation led by Prof Mahmood Yakubu that the Ministry is working with other stakeholders under the Technical Follow-up...

African Development Bank Approves US$ 15m to Boost Agri-business in Africa

In an effort to boost agri-business and enhance food security in Africa, the African Development Bank Board has approved a US$15 million equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund (AFSF), to support enterprises in...

Guinea Prepares for 2020 Elections

A delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) began talks on Friday, 8th June, with the leadership of Guinea’s Electoral Commission, CENI, on wide-ranging issues, including capacity strengthening, technical and logistics support...

Africans Fleeing War Top List of World’s Most Neglected, Says Charity

Six of the world's 10 most neglected crises are in Africa, where conflict has uprooted millions of people, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Thursday, attributing the continent's dominance to a lack of media attention,...