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Central Africa to benefit African Continental Free Trade Area

Central Africa stands to benefit the most from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), data from the African Development Bank shows. Hanan Morsy, Director...

Celebrate Africa’s New Free Trade Agreement: Terminate CFA franc

With the initiation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement on May 30, 2019, now is the time for African nations to finally jettison...
Urban migration

Tackling Migration problems in West and Central Africa

Sound policies and cooperation by countries are key Without a doubt, migration is a defining issue of this century. One billion people, one-seventh of the...
HIV-and-AIDS

UN Agencies Charge Countries to Step Up Fight Against New HIV Infections

UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa on Wednesday to do more to stop new HIV infections...
solar

Uganda Unveils for East and Central Africa Biggest Solar Power

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday unveiled the largest solar power plant in East and Central Africa which has the capacity to generate a...

Daily Trust Opens Nomination For 2018 African Of The Year Award

A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, DAILY TRUST, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2017, opened...
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Africa’s Food Security Depends Largely on Organized Farmers

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania are hosting a four-day forum that brings together...

ISMI to tackle maritime terrorism in the Gulf of Guinea

The Interregional Institute for Maritime Safety and Security (ISMI) is organising a seminar to tackle maritime terrorism in the Gulf of Guinea from December...

Flexibility In Social Accountability Mechanisms Affecting Development

Former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has called for the strengthening of social accountability structures both nationally and internationally, in order to achieve desired developmental...
maternal death

Zero Tolerance Declared To Maternal Mortality

Mrs Tina Mensah, the Deputy Minister of Health, has challenged health service providers, programme implementors, policy makers and all stakeholders to re-double their efforts...
Participants

African Journalists Schooled on New HIV Catch-Up Plan

About thirty (30) Journalists from twenty-five (25) countries from West and Central Africa, where 4.7 million people living with HIV are not...
Workers at Phoenix Metals Ltd push bags of minerals after weighing them at the plant yesterday. (John Mbanda)

West and Central Africa urged to leverage its vast mineral resources

Officials attending the Ninth West and Central African (WaCA) Mining Summit and Expo here maintained on Monday that the region of West and Central...
Person voting

Central Africa Has No Firm Grip On Elections

The special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), François Louncény Fall, appeared before the...
Microsoft

Microsoft on Africa’s industrial revolution

Africa must develop its value-added manufacturing sector. From government to the private sector and academia, it’s agreed that this is the way for the...

Cameroon hosts major trade fair in central Africa

The 6th edition of International Trade Fair called PROMOTE 2017 is being held in Cameroon's capital Yaounde. The trade fair, which...

Chad Uses Religion To Legitimately Criminalized Homosexuality

Twisted thinking that seeks to use religion to legitimize hatred and discrimination against gays was recently displayed in Chad as the country’s politicians voted...

Equatorial Guinea Has A Promising Economy

"Early infrastructure investments and development partners help Equatorial Guinea diversification plan remain on course." Equatorial Guinea continues to draw a diversified pool of investors looking...
President John Dramani Mahama

President Mahama Appreciates God’s Grace

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday expressed gratitude to God for the grace to govern, and to the good people of Ghana for the...

President Mahama Presents Ghana’s Position As A Country

President John Dramani Mahama on January 5, delivered his last State of the Nation address. Full text: Your Excellency the Vice President, Right Honourable Speaker, Your Ladyship the...

Western, central Africa lagging behind in HIV prevention

The report shows that the region accounts for 18 percent of people living with HIV, but a serious lack of access to treatment means...
Benso Oil Palm Plantation

New Palm Oil Project To Begin In Africa

At its 14th Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) publicly awarded leading global agribusiness company Olam International with...
vote

Political parties’ commitment to peace critical in Ghana’s December polls – NDI

Regional Director of NDI, West and Central Africa, Christopher Fomunyoh, who led the second fact-finding mission to Ghana on Sunday, told the media at...
EIB

EU Bank Opens In Cameroon

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, today announced the opening of a representational office that will act as a...
EU

EU to reform customs in Central Africa with €380,000

A €380,000 EU grant has been signed with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) after ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly committees met in...
Bird Flu

Avian Flu : West and Central Africa On High Alert

"The strain can infect and cause death in humans and kills poultry at a high rate," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily...
Training programme

Forest certification training program opens

The workshop brought together forestry practitioners in government organisations, academic and research institutions, civil society organisations, and the private sector in the West and...
Tema Port

Nigeria to attain hub port status in West, Central Africa

Osinbajo said this in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, at the launch of the SOPs and the PSSP. He said SOPs and PSSP...

Shipping experts discuss strategic plan for Africa’s integration

The meeting assembled key stakeholders in the shipping industry to reflect on the impact of the various efforts made by the shippers' councils of...
Gregoire Ahongbonon of Benin, winner of the Daily Trust 2015 Award

Gregoire Ahongbonon wins Daily Trust Award

The Daily Trust Award conceived the ‘African of the year award’ in 2008 with the motive of identifying and recognising ordinary Africans, doing extraordinary...

New Windows 10 designed to modernise teaching

He said the Microsoft recognised the changes in the 21st century world of work, brought on by fast moving technology and the need to...