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Ghana Apologises for Demolition at Nigerian Embassy

Advertisements President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has tendered an official apology to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. This is following the illegal building demolition on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra. The two West African leaders spoke by telephone, according to Nigerian presidential spokesman Garba Shehu. Akufo-Addo subsequently assured Buhari that a […]

CFA FRANC: The End of an Era in West African Nations

Advertisements The much-awaited bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday by the French Council of Ministers. Sibeth Ndiaye the spokeswoman for the French government disclosed this. “It was during an official visit to Ivory Coast in December 2019 that President Macron and French West African leaders announced a historic reform of monetary […]

Religious Attacks in Burkina Faso Leaves 24 Dead

Advertisements In the latest religious attacks in Burkina Faso, at least 24 people were killed. Officials report that unidentified gunmen attacked a church in northern Burkina Faso, West Africa. The attack took place on Sunday during a weekly service at a Protestant church in the village of Pansi in Yagha, a volatile province near the border […]

Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria

Advertisements There has been increased emergency measures to contain the latest outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria following the death of 29 people this month from the viral disease. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that as at 24th of January 2020, 195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths had been reported in 11 […]

West African Monetary Zone rejects ‘Eco’ Currency

Advertisements In a recent turn of events, the six-member countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) comprising Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, have rejected the adoption of ‘Eco‘ as the name of the proposed single currency for West Africa. Following a meeting of the ministers of finance, and the governors of […]

Abductions in the Gulf of Guinea surged by Fifty percent

Advertisements The number of sailors kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea, off West Africa has surged by more than 50 percent last year. This surge is calling for increased international cooperation to halt the spate of hijackings and kidnappings The abductions took place in the Gulf of Guinea, waters stretching thousands of kilometres (miles) from Angola in the […]

January, 16 By Elizabeth News