Ivory Coast Coalition Appoints Ouattara as Party Leader

A majority of Ivory Coast’s ruling coalition partners backed a proposal to create a unified party and appointed President Alassane Ouattara as the leader even though the second-biggest member said it will field its...

S/Leone President Orders Audit of Past Government

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has ordered the implementation of recommendations of a presidential committee, paving the way for a commission of inquiry into the activities of former government officials. President Bio, in a...

ECOWAS Ministers Seek Security, Fiscal Reform

ECOWAS Ministers in charge of peace, mediation, security and fiscal matters, have reviewed key measures to address the security architecture of the sub-region and institutional reforms of the regional body. The Ministers attended the 40th...

ECOWAS Deploys 171 Elections Observers In Mali

Burkina Faso’s ex-Prime Minister and ECOWAS Commission President, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, will lead the organization’s 171-member Observation Mission to Mali’s July 29 crucial presidential vote. Already, 21 Long-Term Election Observers (LTOs) on ground were briefed...

S/Leone’s Cabinet Sets up Commission To Probe Ex-President Koroma’s Administration

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has given a go-head for the establishment of a Commission of Enquiry to investigate former government officials suspected if corruption, after Cabinet endorsed the recently released Government Transition...

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...