South Sudan has begun to repair and pump oil from wells damaged in the civil war and will ramp up production by the end of the year, the oil minister told Reuters ahead of a Monday trip to the oil fields. Production is currently at 160,000 barrels per day...
The Senegalese Constitutional Council has published the final list of candidates for the presidential election to be held on February 24. However, Only five contenders are on it, all men: President Macky Sall, running on the platform of his coalition Benno Bokk Yaakar (BBY); Issa Sall of the Party...
Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, have elected Ossufo Momade, the interim coordinator of the Renamo Political Commission, as the Party's new President. He is the successor to Afonso Dhlakama who led Renamo from 1979 until his death from diabetes in May last year. Momade was appointed interim leader shortly after...
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria's main opposition party and a front line candidate for the February election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as a "mafia organisation", vowing to privatize it if elected. Speaking in Lagos during an interactive session...
Ghana has blazed the trail by becoming the first country within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to establish a fiscal council. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo established the council by an Executive Instrument in December 2018 and, in early January this year, appointed former governor of the...
In our daily lives, we are surrounded by one of the most important innovations of all time, electricity. While it is now a force of energy used all over the world, people had lived for centuries without it. Since it's discovery, the chances that humans will thrive without it is highly...
Financial close of the €1.26 billion Nachtigal hydro power plant to be built in Cameroon was achieved on 24th December 2018. The total debt package of the project is €916 million. The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has provided a €50...
The Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has said that Dialogue is what bridges the gap between adversaries. The Amir made this known during the opening session of the 18th Doha Forum, holding at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel. The Forum which...
Consumption drives environmental collapse. We can blame corporations and governments all we want, but our consumption habits are a large part of the problem. They need to change and the Cape Town water crisis offers a lesson in how we can bring this about. With global scientists warning that the...
President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that about 35 Ghanaian companies have been shortlisted by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) to receive stimulus package. Speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), President Akufo-Addo noted that the...