Sierra Leone: Central Bank tackles 'dollarization' of the economy

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January 9, 2014

The Central Bank of Sierra Leone has announced a new banking regulation to reduce the dominance of foreign currencies, especially the dollar in the country.

GHANA: “I shy away from rating myself’’-Pres Mahama

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January 8, 2014

Yesterday 7th January was exactly a year since Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama was sworn into office. As part of activities to mark his first year in office, the President interacted with...

NIGERIA: The stand-off between Presidents continues

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December 26, 2013

Current President Goodluck Jonathan and the former Head of State Olusegun Obasanjo remain involved in a fierce dispute on the running of Nigeria and their own roles in the country's ongoing...

SOUTH SUDAN: The worst of weeks

UNMISS- UN has a tough job on its hands ( Martine Perret UNMISS)

UNMISS- UN has a tough job on its hands (Photo: Martine Perret UNMISS)

December 22, 2013

While mediators backed by the Africa Union have hinted at a possible breakthrough on South Sudan, Africa’s newest state is still counting the cost of a week of violence and breakdown which cost...

NIGERIA: Boko Haram 'Commander' gets life

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December 21, 2013

A Federal High Court in Abuja has given a life sentence to a Boko Haram Commander, Kabir Umar, alias ‘Kabir Sokoto’ to life in prison for his involvement in a Christmas Day church bombing two years...

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NIGERIA: Parliament angry with Zimbabwe

January 9, 2014

The House of Representatives in Nigeria has described attempts by President Robert Mugabe’s government to assume ownership of some businesses run by non-Zimbabweans as 'discriminatory’.

THE GAMBIA: President Jammeh lifts ban on two media houses

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Two popular media houses have been allowed to resume business almost two years after their unceremonious closure by the authorities in Banjul.

Sierra Leone: 229,947 Babies born last year

January 7, 2014

Sierra Leone Births and Deaths Department in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has released the figures of babies born in 2013 and deaths that occurred in the year.

NIGERIA: Repositioning economy through agriculture

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Agriculture is a vital aspect of the economy of Nigeria. This sector which attracts arguably 70 per cent of the population is again being viewed as the country’s dependable resort away from its present monolithic dependency on the downstream sector.

LIBERIA:Retrospection on security and sub-regional implication

January 6, 2014

By William Selmah Liberia will in August this year celebrate ten years of uninterrupted peace. August 23 marks the 10th anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended 14 years of intermittent civil wars in which over quarter of a million people were killed and over a million displaced either internally or externally.

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