West Africa Headlines

Nigeria:Bringing Hope to Nigerian Mothers, Children

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:27
[This Day] Every day, Nigeria loses 2,300 under five children and 145 women of child bearing age, a statistics that makes the country second to the worst place in the world to give birth. But MTN Foundation, through its Yellow Heart Initiative, hopes to change this narrative.
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Nigeria:Govt, Partners Step Up Strategy to Access Family Planning in Rural Areas

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:21
[This Day] Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
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Liberia:Protesters Demand Korkoya's Resignation

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:20
[Observer] National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman Jerome Korkoya's recent pronouncement setting December 26 as the date for the runoff election without having first cleaned up the Final Registration Roll (FRR) has provoked strong reactions from the public with calls from several quarters for his resignation or immediate dismissal.
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Liberia:Senate Summons Elections Commission

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:17
[NEWS] Days after the announcement of a new date for the presidential run-off election by the National Elections Commission (NEC), members of the Liberian Senate have summoned the electoral body over the recommendations made by the Supreme Court.
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Liberia:Liberty Party Executive Backs CDC

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:17
[NEWS] Barely a day following the endorsement of Ambassador George M. Weah by J. Fonati Koffa, former Chairman of Liberty Party, another executive member of the party has followed suit.
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Liberia:Africa Needs New Breed of Leaders, Says Ghana's President

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:17
[NEWS] Visiting Ghanaian President has said Africa needs a new breed of leaders who are willing to transform Liberia.
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Liberia:Smartphones Take Agricultural Data Collection to New Level

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:13
[Observer] The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) with support and funding from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has engaged several extension workers in a three-day training at the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) in Suakoko District, Bong County.
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Liberia:'Healthcare for All Liberians a Necessity'

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:13
[Observer] The Executive Director of Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL), Joyce K. Jarwolo, has indicated that the government needs to craft health policies that will enable every Liberian to have access to affordable healthcare services in the country.
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Liberia:Legislators Unhappy Over New Election Date

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:13
[Observer] The December 26 date for the runoff of the 2017 presidential elections might be altered by the Legislature as the lawmakers have vowed to punish authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) for "usurping legislative function when the commission unilaterally set the runoff date without the their approval."
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West Africa:Angela Merkel - 'Urgent' Need for Sahel Anti-Terror Force

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:47
[Deutsche Welle] Chancellor Merkel has called for the deployment of anti-terror troops in Africa's troubled Sahel region. European and African leaders met for talks outside Paris to discuss plans to battle the growing jihadi threat.
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Nigeria:Govt Warns Officials Against Recognising Taiwan

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:34
[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Thursday reaffirmed its One China policy as part of its drive to strengthen and deepen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
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Nigeria:Buhari's Cows Faring Better Than Nigerians - Governor's Aide

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:25
[Premium Times] An aide to the Akwa Ibom governor has accused Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari of abandoning the people to economic hardship and fuel crisis, while according more care to his cows.
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Ghana’s economy not doomed – Kotei Dzani

Joy FM News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:12
The President of Group Ideal, Nii Kotei Dzani, the economy is not doomed but rather recovering given the prudent economic measures being implemented by the government.
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Alusynco to manufacture home finishing products at Appolonia Business Park

Joy FM News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:12
Manufacturing firm Alusynco Hellas Services Limited will join Appolonia City's business park with the construction of a new manufacturing facility.
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Somalia suicide bomber kills police at Mogadishu academy

BBC Africa - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:01
At least 18 officers are killed by a bomber wearing a police uniform during a parade in Mogadishu.
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Nigeria:Govt Demands Restructuring of UN Security Council

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:55
[Premium Times] Nigeria has demanded an immediate restructuring and expansion of the UN Security Council to correct the injustices meted out against Africa in the composition of the prestigious 15-member body.
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Nigeria:Bauchi to Produce 8,000 Metric Tonnes of Wheat

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:00
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -A pilot dry season wheat production project in three local government areas of Bauchi State is expected to provide 8,000 metric tons of wheat for Nigerian milling companies to meet the needs of confectionaries in the country.
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Senegal:A Move Toward Justice for Senegal's Exploited Talibé Children

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:25
[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers - along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol - picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers.
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Cameroon:Ranchers Hurting Because of Nigeria Border Closure

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:43
[VOA] Cameroon has closed its border with Nigeria in the north, after a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants on Cameroonian ranchers. The closure is meant to protect the ranchers' cattle, but it is hurting the ranchers' business.
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Nigeria:Govt Accused of Withholding Funds Earmarked for Housing

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:20
[Guardian] Abuja -The Chairman Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Senator Barnabas Gemade, has revealed that the sum of N100 billion appropriated in the 2017 Budget as intervention fund, to support mortgage activities in the country has not been released to the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).
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