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Ouagadougou - West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. Last week a police station was attacked by about 10 people in the ...
"We hope that not only would this workshop build the capacity of CSOs for substance use prevention, but also serve to organize ourselves into a sustainable network that can be engaged for coordinated activities aimed at reducing the incidences of substance abuse and related issues in West Africa," he ...

New York -- The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Gambian government to act on a judgment passed today by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to immediately repeal its laws on criminal libel, sedition, and false news. ECOWAS found that ...
The OECD will launch a new report, Illicit Financial Flows: The economy of Illicit Trade in West Africa, on Tuesday 20 February that examines how these flows hinder development. The OECD will use the launch event to outline plans for closer co-operation with the UN Economic Commission for Africa ...
Desert Gold Begins Drilling on its Farabantourou Permit, Mali, West Africa. PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire. Feb. 15, 2018, 09:30 AM. TSX.V: DAU Frankfurt: QXR2 OTC: DAUGF. DELTA, BC, Feb. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Desert Gold Ventures Inc. ("Desert Gold" or "the Company") (TSX.V: DAU, FF: QXR2, OTC: ...
The Zero Hunger Challenge emphasizes the importance of strengthening economic empowerment in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 2 to double small-scale producer incomes and productivity. The increasing focus on resilient markets can bring important contributions to sustainable food ...

After that, they will fly to Casablanca and get ready to start the company's inaugural West Africa tour in October. They will head south through the High Atlas Mountains and Western Sahara, into Guinea and Freetown, Sierra Leone, before heading into Cote d'Ivoire and finishing on Ghana's historic Cape ...
The OECD will launch a new report, Illicit Financial Flows: The economy of Illicit Trade in West Africa, on Tuesday 20 February that examines how these flows hinder development. The OECD will use the launch event to outline plans for closer co-operation with the UN Economic Commission for Africa ...
BASF, the world's leading chemical company, has demonstrated its commitment towards solving the perennial challenge of agricultural post-harvest losses by partnering with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAIN, towards its Cold Chain Mapping Project currently underway in Nigeria. This study aims ...
AIR Namibia today announced the postponement of flights from Namibia to West Africa, which were initially supposed to start on 25 March 2018. The postponement includes the connecting flights from Windhoek, Lagos and Accra, which will only be available on 29 June 2018. Paul Nakawa, corporate ...
Taking part in the Pyeongchang Games is not the end goal for Ghana's first skeleton racer Akwasi Frimpong -- he wants to set the foundations for more Winter Olympians from Africa. A converted track athlete who also tried bobsleigh, Frimpong's switch to skeleton -- and to representing the country of his birth ...
A draft of a Pentagon report on the attack in Niger that killed four American soldiers, four Nigerien soldiers and an Nigerien interpreter last October calls for a smaller, more cautious U.S. military presence in West Africa, according to sources who spoke to The New York Times. That could emphasize the need ...
With Brent crude oil prices set to end 2017 averaging around $54 a barrel, exploration activity in West Africa will resume once again. For a region that has witnessed significant problems over the past few years, which have constrained, discouraged or prevented exploration activities--ranging from the ...
Acclaimed public health expert, Harvard physician and Partners In Health founder Paul Farmer addresses a sold-out lecture at Kane Auditorium on Wednesday, February 7. farmer looked back on lessons learned during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that killed over 11,000 people over the course ...
... the birthplace of ethnic-Tuareg rebellions against the Nigerien state, and a place where jihadist gunmen use the lawless, open desert to move between hotspots in this part of Africa. Beginning in late 2013, thousands of people from throughout West Africa began arriving in Agadez every week, seeking an ...
Bridge International Academy in Nsumbi Gael Grilhot/AFP/Getty ImagesIn December 2017, after 10 years of delays, Senegalese president Macky Sall finally unveiled the brand-new Dakar airport before a crowd of supporters waving posters of his face. With a cost of roughly $600 million, and a footprint five ...
Canada champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women and girls globally, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable, to ensure they have access to the services and information they need to have control of their own bodies, lives and futures. Canada also believes that everyone ...

He identified West Africa as the transit hub for illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines bound for Europe and other regions, stressing that communities are suffering from the psychosocial, economic and health consequences of drug abuse. "This workshop will offer a great opportunity to ...
ABERDEEN -- Production optimization specialist company Enpro Subsea has been awarded a frame agreement contract to support leading multinational exploration and production (E&P) company Tullow Oil as part of the operator's strategic activities in Ghana. The contract will see the ...
WEST Perth -- Australian offshore engineer, ICON engineering, has delivered its first field development work in West Africa, supporting the planning for a wellhead platform and processing facilities. The proposal has utilized ICON's 21-year history of innovative offshore engineering, by examining different ...
WASHINGTON -- A draft military investigation into the deadly ambush of American soldiers in Niger in October calls for the Pentagon to scale back the number of ground missions in West Africa, and to strip commanders in the field of some authority to send troops on potentially high-risk patrols.
May 31, 2011: farmer Issiaka Ouedraogo arranges cocoa beans on a cocoa farm outside West Africa is meeting an ever larger share of the world's booming demand for chocolate, as other cocoa-growing regions in The Americas and Southeast Asia see crops stagnate and farmers move into other areas, ...
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau pauses as she holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017. The federal government will announce funding of $3 million for a project aimed at eradicating female genital mutilation in West Africa.
Accra, Feb. 6, GNA - Mizani, a professional salon-exclusive brand under L'Oreal West Africa, has launched a new hair care technology, 'Mizani BOND Phorce' in Accra, which was attended by over 100 professional hairstylists. The BOND pHORCE is a game changing innovation that keeps the hair healthy ...
Islamist militant groups in West Africa's Sahel region are using increased support from al-Qaida and Islamic State and enhanced cooperation among themselves to carry out more sophisticated and deadly attacks, according to the chief of United Nations mission in Mali. "When we examine the explosives, ...
The republic of Benin, National Geographic, African Parks and the Wyss Foundation have signed a partnership that will see all parties commit an initial $23 million dollars to help secure and rehabilitate one of the last remaining wild landscapes in West Africa's Pendjari National Park. CNBC Africa's Onyi ...
New Delhi (CNN) pirates have released 22 Indian nationals taken captive after their oil tanker was boarded off the coast of West Africa last week. The vessel, Marine Express, was carrying more than 13,000 tons of gasoline when it went missing in the gulf of Guinea, according to a statement from the Anglo ...
The Trump Administration on Friday imposed sanctions on six people and seven financial entities that it said are linked to Lebanon's Hezbollah. "The administration is determined to expose and disrupt Hezbollah's networks, including those across the Middle East and West Africa, used to fund their illicit ...
Over the next several years, West Africa's Pendjari National Park will be working more vigorously toward conservation efforts. ... National Geographic Society announced it was partnering up with African Parks, the Wyss Foundation, and the Republic of Benin to revitalize West Africa's Pendjari National Park.
Ghana's petroleum downstream will soon become a hub in the West African sub-region, Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has said. In line with that vision, the minister said the government will amend the NPA Act (Act 691) which he said does not take into consideration the transformation of the sector into a ...
United Nations, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday welcomed positive developments in several West African countries, but expressed its serious concern over the challenging security situation in the region. In a presidential statement presented by Kairat Umarov, Security Council ...
The statement noted "the adverse effects of climate change and ecological changes among other factors on the stability of West Africa and the Sahel", two regions that together span 26 countries. The Security Council, the UN's most powerful body, "emphasises the need for adequate risk assessments and ...
In West Africa, the red goat of Maradi and Guinea fowl are improving the lives of family farmers, stimulating local economies, and making better nutrition more accessible. These Indigenous livestock species are well-suited for West Africa, with a wealth of genetic diversity that make them more adaptable to a ...
Seeing the desire in Nigeria and West Africa for local food and sustainable agriculture, what Nwuneli calls "new gold," she also co-founded AACE Food Processing & Distribution to cultivate regional produce, spices, complimentary food, and exports. They also help farmers with micro-finance and new and ...
"The elephant population is small in West Africa and is essentially concentrated around Pendjari and the WAP, where there's no more than 6,000," said Jean-Marc Froment, head of conservation for African Parks. The WAP is a vast cross-border park that covers Pendjari in Benin as well as protected areas ...
Maiduguri -- Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliamentarians on Sunday said there is relative peace in Boko Haram ravaged Northeastern states of Nigeria for internally displaced persons to return to their homes. The team, which was led by Hon. Sadiq Ibrahim, representing ...
HMCS Kingston and HMCS Summerside, both Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, left Halifax on Friday for West Africa. Their deployment will include engagements with West African nations to build partner capacity, promote maritime security, and foster relationships in the gulf of Guinea region, according ...
It's one of the last sanctuaries of untamed wildlife in West Africa, whose flora and fauna have been forgotten since French colonial days. Pendjari has suffered poaching of elephants for ivory, illegal hunting and tree felling. The director of Benin's National Agency for the Promotion of Heritage and Tourism ...
diseases such as ebola and Lassa fever are highly contagious and life-threatening. Three years ago more than 11,000 people died of Ebola in West Africa. There is a high risk of new epidemics in the region. Bad news has come from Nigeria to begin the year: The World Health Organization (WHO) has ...
These empires covered most of present day West Africa and, to some extent, defined the precolonial history of the region. They laid the foundations for standards governing regional trade. For example, the Mali Empire--which succeeded and absorbed the Ghana Empire--adopted the import and export ...
The man lost 18 family members to ebola when the virus ravaged several countries in West Africa almost two years ago, Kauffeldt said. ... It's been almost two years since West Africa was declared Ebola-free following the deadliest-ever outbreak of the disease, which killed more than 11,300 people and ...
Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National petroleum corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Baru has charged the board of one of its downstream companies, NNPC Retail limited to aggressively see to the expansion of NNPC retail business beyond the shores of Nigeria by 2019. Dr. Baru who gave the ...
The Sokoto State Cattle Breeding Project, the largest of its kind in the West African sub-region, will be inaugurated in May. Alhaji Tukur Alkali, Commissioner for Animal Health and fisheries Development, made this known when he conducted newsmen round the project site in Sokoto and Rabah Local ...
A partnership between BP PLC (LON:BP.) and Kosmos Energy Ltd (LON:KOS, nyse:KOS) has secured new exploration areas offshore West Africa. Together they were awarded two blocks in Sao Tome and Principe's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), where Kosmos already has acreage and is expected to ...
Clovis Mayor returns from West Africa after visiting Fresno-based nonprofit. by FOX26 News. Clovis Mayor Bob Whalen has returned after visiting  West African Vocational schools, a Fresno-based nonprofit that works in a country called Guinea-Bissau. (Courtesy photos). Whalen 2.JPG · Whalen 5.jpg.
An exciting new design of crew boat destined for operation in West Africa is the first to be built using advanced air lift to enhance performance. This pioneering design has been developed by the French builder Advanced Aerodynamic Vessels (AAV) and is based on a catamaran hull with the cross deck ...
West Africa is a long way from "little old Matamata" in the Waikato but it's largely been Janine Boyes' workplace for the past eight years. "Going there for the first time was a real culture shock. I'd been on a few small OEs but nothing compared to this. It was information overload and there were other ...
George Weah swearing-in good day for West Africa, Africa - Akufo-Addo. « Prev ... For us, in West Africa, I think the democratic consolidation that so many of us are seeking is taking place, and, that democracy is gradually being entrenched stronger and stronger in the body politic of our different states."
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Now, in the current issue of the The British Journal of Psychiatry, a team of Ghanaian and American researchers report results of an experiment at the camp, the first controlled trial of drug treatment among shackled people with mental problems in West Africa. The findings were mixed: Drug treatment, mostly ...


 

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