ecowas

ECOWAS Lender Agency to Stimulate Regional Economy

Ministers responsible for ECOWAS affairs in Member States have approved the establishment of a regional Investment Guarantee Agency with an authorized capital of US$1 billion to help mitigate political risks as...
kufor

Kuffuor, Ex-Norwegian Leader Get UN Jobs

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on Monday, appointed former Ghana President, John Kuffuor and former Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg as special envoys on climate change. This is contained in a st...
troop

US Troops Hurt as Sudan Evacuation Aircraft’s Shot

Four US service personnel have been wounded after an aircraft they were on was shot at on an evacuation mission in South Sudan, the US military says. The aircraft was attacked as it approached Bor, which is oc...
SOUTH SUDAN

South Sudan Quashes Coup Attempt, Says President Kiir

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir says an attempted coup by soldiers loyal to his former deputy Riek Machar has been put down. Mr Kiir said the government was in full control of the capital, Juba, after a nig...
INDIAN DEBATE

India Parliament to Debate Anti-corruption Bill

The Indian parliament is expected to debate new anti-corruption laws amid a fresh hunger strike by an anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare. The Lokpal bill, which Mr Hazare has been demanding, sets up an i...
libya

Libya PM Hopes Oil Ports will Reopen on Sunday

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan expects Libyan oil ports seized by a group demanding autonomy for the country's east would reopen on Sunday, state news agency Lana said on Saturday, although it was unclear if the gov...
troop

African Union to Boost Central African Republic force

The first of an 850-strong Burundian force flew into the CAR on a US plane on Friday The African Union has authorised increasing the number of troops deployed in the Central African Republic to 6,000, say offi...