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The Federal Government has brought a proposed budget of around N4.6bn (around USD 31 billion) for 2014 before Nigeria’s National Assembly.
With Nelson Mandela, ‘Madiba’, now buried with honour, Africans from all over the continent have been looking back at the former South African President and where South Africa is at the time of Mandela’s death. Professor Thandika Mkandawire is a Swedish national of Malawian origins. He is the former Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and is now the first chair in African Development at the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE). Professor Mkandawire’s extensive publications include writings on African Intellectuals and Nationalism, and he is a global expert on poverty reduction. WADR’s Kara Thioune caught up with Mkandawire in Dakar and asked him what he had made of the last farewells to Madiba. CUE: AUDIO
Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to desist from using public resources for Christmas and New Year gifts such as hampers during the upcoming yuletide.
Despite strong warnings from the authorities and continuing international campaigns against the practice, the use of dynamite for killing fish is becoming an increasingly common practice amongst fishermen in Liberia.
As 2013 draws to a close, Ghana is counting the cost of dozens of fires across the country, with urban markets amongst the places worst affected.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been temporarily closed by officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA, following the breakdown of a Saudi Arabian Boeing 747 cargo plane on the runway of the airport last night.
A recent banning order on the publication of secret recordings revealing scandals in government and other sensitive information has come in for strong condemnation in Liberia.
Niger has deactivated a third of its mobile phone connections to curb anonymous phone calls used for criminal activity, the country's telecoms regulator has announced.
Abu Dhabi investment fund Mubadala and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) have signed a five-billion-dollar deal with Guinea that should secure resources for UAE aluminium makers, a statement said.
The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly been mulling over its options in the northern city of Kano, discussing if now is the time to call off a four-month strike.