West Africa Headlines

West Africa:Saudi Arabia Pledges 100 Million Euros, UAE 30 Million to Sahel G5 Force

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:19
[RFI] Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros to help fund a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of west Africa and the United Arab Emirates 30 million, French President Emmanuel Macron announced at a special conference near Paris on Wednesday.
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We can’t wait to end IMF program – Osafo-Marfo

Joy FM News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:12
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo has echoed governments’ resolution to terminate the three-year arrangement for the extension of a $918 million credit facility with the IMF.
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Nigeria:Families of Hundreds of Shi'a Muslims Killed in Zaria Still Await Justice

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:11
[AI London] The Nigerian authorities must ensure justice, truth and reparation over the military's unlawful killing of more than 350 Shi'a Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December 2015, Amnesty International said on the two-year anniversary of the massacre.
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Sierra Leone:Constitutional Review Goes Up in Smoke – And the People Lose Again

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:34
[allAfrica] After three years of arduous work collecting, deliberating and collating views across the country for a new constitution, it looks like Sierra Leone may end up not having one -- yet again.
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Entrepreneurship, innovation workshop inspires youth to take leading role in business creation

Joy FM News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:12
National Service Secretariat in collaboration with Dalex Finance has organized youth Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology workshop to tackle the high unemployment rate.
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Nigeria:Nuclear Agency Spent Millions Illegally - Senate Panel

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:03
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) generated N490million as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 11 months and spent N367million without approval of the National Assembly.
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Nigeria:Soldiers Battle Boko Haram in Borno

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:17
[Premium Times] Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES indicate that Nigerian soldiers are currently battling to repel an attack by armed Boko Haram fighters in Mainok village, Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.
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Nigeria:Road Designed to Fail But Cost U.S.$843 Million - Minister

Allafrica.com - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:12
[Premium Times] Nigeria's Minister of Niger Delta, Usani Usani, has said that the East- West road in the region was designed to fail. He also said the federal government has so far spent N300 billion on the project.
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Fergal Keane explores the horrors of Congo's latest conflict

BBC Africa - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:08
The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to a land littered with tears and mass graves.
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Tottenham 2-0 Brighton: Serge Aurier goal was a cross - Chris Hughton

BBC Africa - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:16
Brighton manager Chris Hughton believes Serge Aurie's goal was a cross and a poor one to concede as the Seagulls lose 2-0 away at Tottenham.
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GOIL is Ghana’s ‘Oil Marketing Company of the Year’

Joy FM News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:12
Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) continues to receive more recognition for excellence in the oil and the gas sector.
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Militiamen jailed in DR Congo's Kavumu for raping 40 children

BBC Africa - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:07
Campaigners say the life sentences are a sign that impunity for sexual violence is ending.
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Total Ghana embarks on 'Aseda tour'

Joy FM News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:12
Management and staff of Total Ghana have moved out of their offices to offer services to customers at the service stations across the country.
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'They sold me three times'

BBC Africa - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:15
Accounts of slavery, torture and killings emerge from Nigerian migrants flown back from Libya.
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Lebo Diseko: Who will succeed Jacob Zuma?

BBC Africa - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:56
The strengths and weaknesses of the top two candidates battling to lead South Africa's ruling party.
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Ethiopia:Airline Begins All-Female Crew Flight to Nigeria

Allafrica.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:49
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Airlines has announced its first all-female crew flight to Nigeria.
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Nigerian woman arrested for selling her twins in Katsina

BBC Africa - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:24
The woman was arrested after allegedly attempting to sell her one-month old girls for $980; £730.
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Access Bank receives shareholders approval to raise additional ¢450m

Joy FM News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:12
Shareholders of Access Bank Ghana, have approved a capital raising exercise worth ¢450 million at an Extraordinary General Meeting held on Tuesday in Accra.
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GCB nominates officers for one-district one factory agenda

Joy FM News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:12
GCB Bank Ltd has nominated 216 officers to work with the various districts of the country to help ensure entrepreneurs selected under the One District One Factory Initiative benefit from easy credit facilities it.
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ChildAccra adjudged best Medical and Preventive Healthcare Clinic

Joy FM News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:12
ChildAccra has been adjudged the Best Medical and Preventive Healthcare Clinic of the Year at the recent Quality Service Awards.
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