West Africa

West Africa

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 20:38:02 GMT
Nigeria: How Corruption Undermines Peacebuilding in Nigeria's Oil Region
[The Conversation Africa] In the wake of an insurgency that devastated Nigeria's petroleum industry and sent the economy into a tailspin, the Nigerian government granted unconditional amnesty to thousands of insurgents in 2009.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:07:35 GMT
Nigeria: How Virtual Training Shaped Covid-19 Reporting in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] As COVID-19 hit Nigeria, concerns grew for many journalists as to how they were to report on the pandemic which affected every sphere of life. Most media pages and airtime slots were filled with reports about COVID-19 cases and...

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:42:47 GMT
Burkina Faso: Over 535,000 Children Under Five 'Acutely' Malnourished
[UN News] New data from UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,500 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition - an unprecedented level.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:14:38 GMT
Liberia: Charles Taylor Uses Covid-19 in Jail Transfer Bid
[New Dawn] Former Liberian president Charles Taylor's persistent quest to be relocated from the British prison in which he is serving his 50-year sentence to a third country has be dealt another blow.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 06:10:45 GMT
Nigeria: Buhari Defends Hike in Fuel Price, Electricity Tariff
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday for the first time personally defended the recent hike in price of premium motor spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol and electricity tariff.