Thousands Left Homeless, Hundreds Dead After Mudslide

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Thousands of people in Sierra Leone left homeless by a mudslide which killed at least 400 people urgently need food, shelter and healthcare, aid agencies said on Tuesday, as they raced to prevent outbreaks of fatal d…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Thousands of people in Sierra Leone left homeless by a mudslide which killed at least 400 people urgently need food, shelter and healthcare, aid agencies said on Tuesday, as they raced to prevent outbreaks of fatal diseases such as cholera and typhoid.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

West Africa’s Single Currency – Is It a Mirage?

[Business Day] It’s been nearly two decades since the idea of a single currency for West Africa was first mooted. Yet the sub-region is still far from having a common legal tender. What is ordinarily a good idea seems to have fizzled into a fantasy.

[Business Day] It's been nearly two decades since the idea of a single currency for West Africa was first mooted. Yet the sub-region is still far from having a common legal tender. What is ordinarily a good idea seems to have fizzled into a fantasy.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

What’s the Future of Our Energy Sector?

[Business Day] On November 16, 2016 at the Summit of African Heads of State and Government in Marrakech, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that, “Compared to the global average, temperatures are rising higher in this continent. Of the 50 countries hit…

[Business Day] On November 16, 2016 at the Summit of African Heads of State and Government in Marrakech, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that, "Compared to the global average, temperatures are rising higher in this continent. Of the 50 countries hit hardest by climate change, 36 are in Africa including Ghana."

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Ghana Gas’ Transparency Promise

[Business Day] Ghana National Gas Company Limited has pledged to be transparent in its dealings in the processing of raw gas for the generation of power in the country.

[Business Day] Ghana National Gas Company Limited has pledged to be transparent in its dealings in the processing of raw gas for the generation of power in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Economy Among Africa’s Best

[Business Day] Ghana is the eighteenth-most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index (AII) compiled by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab….

[Business Day] Ghana is the eighteenth-most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index (AII) compiled by Quantum Global's independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab. In 2016, Ghana attracted a net foreign direct investment of US$3.5bn.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Breaking the Chain of Silence to Stop Rape in Our Communities

[Govt of the Gambia] The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Women’s Bureau, the National Women’s Council and the Directorate of Social Welfare are appalled by the heart-breaking news of the rape and death of an eight-year old girl in The Gambia’s West Co…

[Govt of the Gambia] The Ministry of Women's Affairs, the Women's Bureau, the National Women's Council and the Directorate of Social Welfare are appalled by the heart-breaking news of the rape and death of an eight-year old girl in The Gambia's West Coast Region yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Africans Tour Their Own Continent More

[Business Day] Four out of ten international tourists in Africa come from the continent itself, according to the new UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth.

[Business Day] Four out of ten international tourists in Africa come from the continent itself, according to the new UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Libyans Protest At Severe Water Crisis

[SciDev.Net] Cairo -Residents of the Libyan city of Tobruk raised empty bottles in anger at the lack of water in a demonstration late last month, shouting the slogan “water for oil” and threatening to shut Marsa Hariga port – one of the country’s large…

[SciDev.Net] Cairo -Residents of the Libyan city of Tobruk raised empty bottles in anger at the lack of water in a demonstration late last month, shouting the slogan "water for oil" and threatening to shut Marsa Hariga port - one of the country's largest oil export ports - if the crisis was not solved.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya