Tuesday, September 27, 2022

West Africa

Teach your children virtue of religious tolerance – ECOWAS scholar

Dr. Jairzinho Pereira, a Cape Verdian scholar, has urged ECOWAS citizens to inculcate virtue of religious tolerance in their children from their early ages. Pereira, made the call at the ongoing delocalised meeting of ECOWAS Parliament’s joint Committee of Education,...

Religious intolerance threat to W/Africa’s development, integration – ECOWAS officials

Dr. Samuel Lamptey, Representatives of the ECOWAS Commission in Cape Verde says religious intolerance poses a threat to West Africa’s region’s development and integration process. Lamptey made this known at the ongoing delocalised meeting of ECOWAS Parliament’s joint Committee of...

15 persons killed in Guinea Bus Crash

No fewer than fifteen people died Thursday night in a mini-bus accident in central Guinea, local authorities said. “A mini-bus full of passengers accompanying a body in Bissikirima, near Dabola (in central Guinea), overturned, killing 14 people on the spot,”...

U.S. climate envoy Kerry cautions against long-term gas projects in Africa

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry cautioned against investing in long-term gas projects in Africa as countries in the region, some hoping to tap recent oil and gas discoveries, wrestle with how to power their development with clean energy. “We are...

Plateau agri-preneur wins “Best in business plan in West Africa” competition

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and Miss Lyop Malo, winner of the Best for business plan in West Africa” at the Liventis Foundation Business Competition, during her visit to the governor. A young agri-preneur, Miss Lyop Malo, has emerged winner...

Sierra Leone: UN rights experts advocate stronger measure to prevent FGM

UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Wednesday called for stronger measures to prevent and penalise Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Sierra Leone. Three experts issued a statement condemning female genital mutilation as a grave form of violence against women and...

ECOWAS Speaker advocates improved budgetary allocation to tackle food insecurity

Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has called for improved budgetary allocation to Agriculture to tackle food insecurity in the sub-region. Tunis made the call on Tuesday at the opening of the Delocalised...

Groups accuse Troops of Killing over 40 Civilians In Burkina Faso

Two local rights groups on Sunday accused Burkina Faso soldiers of massacring more than 40 villagers in the country’s deeply troubled north. The landlocked Sahel state is in the grip of a seven-year-old insurgency that has claimed more than 2,000 lives...

Cameroon raises age limit for recruitment of people with disabilities in public service

Cameroonian government has officially extended the entry age by five years for the recruitment of people with disabilities in the public service, according to Joseph Le, minister of the Public Service and Administrative Reform. The official made the announcement during...

Sierra Leonean president pledges full investigation into killings during unrest

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio said Friday that the government will conduct a full investigation into the killings of at least four police officers and several civilians during a recent unrest. The president made the pledge during a nationwide...

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Full list of Amendments to the Constitution by the Senate

1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Alteration) Bill, No. 1, 2017 (Composition of Members of the Council of State) – This...