Monthly Archives: July 2016

DEFICIT IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE THREATENS AFRICA’S FUTURE – KOFI ANNAN

The former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has averred that even though young Africans of today are better educated, a deficit in democratic governance, threatens their future.''The youth of today are generally better educated and better ...

Sierra Leone: Chinese Ambassador Hails Deepening Political Trust Between China, Sierra Leone

Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Zhao Yanbo has hailed the "deepening political trust" between China and the West African Country.Speaking to Xinhua in an exclusive interview on the eve of the 45th anniversary of China-Sierra Leone diplomatic relatio...

AFRICAN COUNTRIES URGED TO COLLABORATE IN FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen has called on African countries to co-perate in the fight against cancer.Speaking at the closing of the 10th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer (SCCA) Conference here Wednesday, he said: "We should...

General Assembly Adopts Oral Decision Enabling Security Council Reform Negotiations to Continue during Seventy-first Session

Taking consensus action today, the General Assembly adopted an oral decision paving the way for Member States to continue discussions on reforming the Security Council during its seventy-first session.In giving effect to that "technical rollover", the ...

Africa: Ebola Response Crippled By Low Stocks of Vital Items

Glass vials, coolers and chicken eggs needed for vaccine manufacture are the first things lacking when a global pandemic breaks, so governments should stockpile them or be ready to rapidly increase their supply, a UK conference has heard.

With the ongoing

British High Commissioner Accra, Jon Benjamin speaks about BREXIT at the World Trade Centre Accra Business Breakfast

I would like to thank the World Trade Centre for inviting me to talk about BREXIT this morning. I want to make a few points on the referendum and the UK's trading relationship with Ghana before opening the floor for

Avon Peaking Power, South Africa’s Largest IPP, Reaches Commercial Operation Adding 670 MW to the National Grid

The Avon Peaking Power facility, together with its sister plant the Dedisa 335 MW facility in Port Elizabeth will provide much needed power and energy security during peak demand periods.The operation of the plant will create permanent direct and indir...

Sierra Leone: President Koroma Urges Speedy Implementation of FBC Rehabilitation Project

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday July 19, 2016 called for speedy implementation of the rehabilitation of Fourah Bay College under the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) project.During the signing ceremony of the civil works c...