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West Africa: Over 1 Million People Are Stateless in West Africa - United Nations
[Daily Trust] At least, one million people are stateless or at risk of being stateless in the West African region, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said on Tuesday.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

 
New Gambia, new migration?
Democratic government in The Gambia means better prospects for reducing runaway migration from the West African nation, a fact the EU is keen to exploit
[IRIN] 28/03/2017

 
"Buhari Has No Certificate Scandal" - Garba Shehu
The Presidency on Sunday reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari being mentioned in the names of prominent Nigerians with certificate scandals. This comes as the issue of Buhari's West Africa Examination result was a focus...
[Abacityblog] 28/03/2017

 
Benin: ECOWAS chief calls for strengthening of electoral systems in sub-region
Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - ECOWAS Commission President Marcel M. de Souza on Monday in Cotonou charged participants at an international workshop reviewing 10 years of ECOWAS Electoral Assistance in West Africa to come up...
[Panapress] 27/03/2017

Dangote, others plunked $6bn in Lekki Free Zone in 2016
The largest manufacturing conglomerate in West Africa, Dangote Group, and other companies have invested $6 billion in Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) in the last one year.
[Today] 27/03/2017

Mali: Tuareg Factions to Boycott Mali Peace Conference
[Al Jazeera] Mali's main Tuareg factions say they will boycott talks with the government next week on implementing a 2015 peace agreement, dimming hopes of attaining peace in the West African country.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

West Africa: Senegalese President Lauds Buhari's Intervention in Gambia
[Daily Trust] President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Senegalese President Lauds PMB On The Gambia
President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country. This is contained in a statement...
[Leadership] 26/03/2017

SaharaReporters Publishes Melaye’s WAEC Result, Proves He Had Only 3 Credits [PHOTOS]
SaharaReporters has obtained Senator Dino Melaye’s West African Examination Council (WAEC) result sheets which it described as a pointer that the embattled senator was a dismal student who earned only three credits....
[Nigerian Bulletin] 25/03/2017

Senegal's President, Mackay Calls Buhari His Senior Brother, Lauds Him On Gambia Impasse
President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country. Former President Yahya Jammeh had...
[Nigerian Bulletin] 25/03/2017

Senegal’s Macky Sall Lauds President Buhari on The Gambia
Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country. Former...
[NTA] 25/03/2017

Africa: Fresh Drive to Rid West Africa of Polio
[Deutsche Welle] Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in...
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

West Africa: Ecowas Satellite to Monitor Fisheries Resources
[Ghana Star] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commissioned an earth observation data receiving satellite in Accra as part of measures to ensure sustainable use of fisheries resources in the...
[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

EAC: Colgate launches campaign on water conservation
Colgate-Palmolive East West Africa has launched a month-long campaign dubbed “Making Every Drop of Water Count,”  to sensitize Kenyans on various ways to save water in the wake of persistent drought across the...
[The African Business Fortune] 24/03/2017

JDR and Proserv form strategic alliance in Nigeria
Under the strategic alliance, JDR will establish a service and maintenance base in Proserv’s operations facility in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Together, the companies will offer combined subsea solutions and local content...
[Energy Mix Report] 22/03/2017

- New dawn for Gambia as president discusses free expression
The Media Foundation for West Africa met with Gambian President Adama Barrow to discuss press freedom and impunity for crimes against journalists under the Jammeh regime.
[IFEX] 22/03/2017

Women’s scandal top Google searches
By Chiazo Ogbolu Google said on Wednesday that achievements, contributions and a scandal involving women, topped the list of internet searches last week. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public...
[News Agency of Nigeria] 22/03/2017

Security Stakeholders Advocate Deployment Of Technology In Crime Fight
Following incessant kidnappings and violent crimes in the country, stakeholders in the security sector yesterday stressed the need to deploy technology in solving Nigeria’s security challenges and the fight against...
[Information Nigeria] 22/03/2017

Release Dasuki Now Or Be Booted Out Like Yahya Jammeh Of Gambia – ECOWAS Gives Buhari Quit Notice In Aso Rock
The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has threatened to give President Muhamamdu Buhari, the Gambia treatment, if he refuses to comply with the ECOWAS court, ordering the release The post Release Dasuki...
[Post-Nigeria] 19/03/2017

No transparency in customs’ clearance process – Grimaldi MD
The Managing Director of Grimaldi Agency Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ascanio Russo, whose firm owns the biggest terminal for vehicle importation in West Africa, speaks to ANNA OKON on the impact of the ban on vehicle...
[Punch] 19/03/2017

ECOWAS threatens to sanction Nigeria over Dasuki
BAYO AKINLOYE The Economic Community of West African States has threatened heavy sanctions against Nigeria if it fails to obey the ECOWAS Court order that granted bail to the country’s former National Security Adviser,...
[Punch] 19/03/2017

ECOWAS Threatens To Suspend Nigeria Over Dasuki’s Continuous Detention
LAGOS MARCH 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Economic Community of West African States has threatened heavy sanctions against Nigeria if it fails to obey the ECOWAS Court order that granted bail to the country’s former National...
[Urhobo Today] 19/03/2017

ECOWAS threatens to sanction Nigeria over Dasuki
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has threatened heavy sanctions against Nigeria if it fails to obey the ECOWAS Court order that granted bail to the country 39;s former National Security Adviser,...
[Nigerian Voice] 19/03/2017

ECOWAS threatens to sanction Nigeria over Dasuki
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has threatened heavy sanctions against Nigeria if it fails to obey the ECOWAS Court order that granted bail to the country’s former National Security Adviser...
[TheCitizen] 19/03/2017

Women Are More Affected By Land-Grabbing – Report
Women in rural areas are more affected by the incidence of land-grabbing, a study has revealed. This was unveiled during the conference of civil society organizations in collaboration with the department of agriculture...
[Leadership] 19/03/2017

Fury as Ghana pres hires 110 ministers
GHANA's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday defended his controversial decision to appoint a 110-minister government, calling it a "necessary investment" in the small west African country. The new government nominated...
[New Zimbabwe] 19/03/2017

Ghana’s President Appoints 110 Ministers, Justifies Decision As Necessary Investment
BEVERLY HILLS, March 18, (THEWILL) – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday defended his controversial decision to appoint a 110-minister government, calling it a “necessary investment” in the small west...
[TheWill] 18/03/2017

Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village turns it back to Govt
A cleric in Sierra Leone, Pastor Emmanuel Momoh has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to...
[Abacityblog] 18/03/2017

Boko Haram: Shekau releases new video, denies Army’s rescue of 5,000 hostages
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has, in a video posted on Friday, denied that 5,000 people held by the group had been freed by West African forces earlier in the week ...
[TheCitizen] 18/03/2017

Rwanda: Rayon Sports of Rwanda qualifies for play-off round, thanks to FIFA
Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - FIFA has ordered the Malian club, Onze Créateurs, to forfeit its second-leg, first-round match against Rayon Sports of Rwanda in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup following its ban on Mali as a...
[Panapress] 17/03/2017

Ghana: At 60, Ghana Looks to a Future Beyond Aid
[IPS] Accra -Ghana turned 60 years old this week. The West African country gained independence from Britain on Mar. 6, 1957, and remains a study in contradictions.
[AllAfrica] 17/03/2017

NaijaSecCon'17 To Showcase Latest Cyber Attack, Defense Mechanisms
Following the growing cyber security challenges in West Africa, Nigeria Security Conference 2017 (NaijaSecCon'17) is being convened to educate the participants on the techniques deployed by hacker Section E-Business...
[Nigeria Communications Week] 17/03/2017

High Performing School in Desperate Need of Library, Laboratory
Despite excelling in the just ended annual West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination as one of the best performing schools in Liberia, Toweh Memorial High in Toweh Town, Nimba County, is said to be without a...
[Liberian Observer] 17/03/2017

ACBF approves $1.4m for finance capacity-building in West Africa
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), an agency of African Union (AU) has approved a grant of $1.4 million for the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management to help it improve the training...
[The Nation] 16/03/2017

WAEC plans to release results 60 days after exam
The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, says it plans to reduce the waiting days for the release of its West African Senior School Certificates Examination (WASSCE) results to 60 days. The Head of National Office of...
[Peoples Daily] 16/03/2017

Nigeria: ECOWAS wants Nigerian religious leaders to become whistle-blowers
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in West Africa (GIABA), an arm of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Wednesday...
[Panapress] 15/03/2017

Two Weeks Left to Enter West Africa Mobile Awards
The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) will take place on the 18th of May in Lagos, Nigeria. This leaves potential contenders with just two weeks if they want to be considered at the gala awards ceremony which will take...
[IT News Africa] 13/03/2017

West Africa: Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures
[ICG] Since 2015, the conflict between Chad's armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely...
[AllAfrica] 10/03/2017

2016 WASSCE: Over 2,000 candidates cheated
Very Reverend Dr Sam Nii Nmai Ollennu, the Head of West African Examination Council, National Head Office, has said that 2, 293 candidates cheated in last year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination...
[Vibe Ghana] 10/03/2017

Growth in West African Cybercrime
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, in collaboration with INTERPOL, has released research on cybercriminal activity in West Africa, “Cybercrime in West Africa: Poised for an...
[IT News Africa] 10/03/2017

Facebook Chief to Spread Africa's Story
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, met with developer and content creation communities during his visits to Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal this week. Cox will be taking all that he learnt during his visit back to...
[IT News Africa] 10/03/2017

West Africa: Nations Establish Regional Center for Disease Control
[Focac] Accra -Health authorities in West Africa have set up a regional Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Abuja, Nigeria to deal with pandemics such as Ebola, a senior official of Ghana said on Wednesday.
[AllAfrica] 09/03/2017

Nigeria: ECOWAS partners UN, others to improve election observation mechanism
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is collaborating with the United Nations (UN) and the League of Arab States (LAS) in the utilisation of Needs Assessment Missions and latest...
[Panapress] 09/03/2017

Togo: Opposition calls for demonstration on Saturday to 'defend democracy'
Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togolese opposition umbrella, Fight for Political Change in 2015 (CAP 2015), which brings together several opposition parties, has called for a march on Saturday to protest against the suppression...
[Panapress] 08/03/2017

Ghana's 60th Independence Day: Social media reacts
Ghana celebrated its 60th Independence day on Monday the 6th of March. Being the first sub-Saharan African country to gain her independence from British colonial rule on March 6th 1957, Ghanaian's came together to...
[IT News Africa] 07/03/2017

West Africa: Region Can Serve As a Model for Preventive Diplomacy - UN Political Chief
[UN News] The United Nations political affairs chief today stressed that West Africa could be a model of how the UN can work with local partners in bringing stability to regions or sub-regions.
[AllAfrica] 07/03/2017

US: West Africa can serve as a model for preventive diplomacy – UN political chief
New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations political affairs chief on Monday stressed that West Africa could be a model of how the UN can work with local partners in bringing stability to regions or sub-regions....
[Panapress] 07/03/2017

Kenya: African mining, energy ministers converge in Nairobi for TXF Africa
Kenya’s Mining minister Dan Kazungu Muzee, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for TXF Africa 2017 March 29-30, Nairobi, Kenya. Muzee joins Hon. Armah Kofi-Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum for Ghana until...
[The African Business Fortune] 06/03/2017

Ghana: Ghana president urges citizens to protect the environment
Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday rallied the population to protect the environment as the West African country celebrated its 60th independence anniversary. Politics
[Panapress] 06/03/2017

West Africa: Region Deserves Limited Credit for Toppling a Dictator
[Democracy Works] Before Yahya Jammeh finally bowed to the inevitable and left the presidency of the Gambia for exile, he asked the negotiators for certain conditions to be met.
[AllAfrica] 03/03/2017



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