12-Sep-2014 to 17:12

Liberia economy in recession amid Ebola-Official

— Liberia’s Finance Minister Amara Konneh, said on Friday that the country has entered a recession and the government needed to curb spending as the worst ever Ebola outbreak had hampered agriculture and business.

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12-Sep-2014 to 16:50

Ghana petitioned over killing of whales

APA – Accra (Ghana) — The government of Ghana has been petitioned by environmentalists to stop supporting the killing of whales which has witnessed a dwindling in their number in recent years.

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12-Sep-2014 to 15:56

AfDB commits $10 billion to climate change

APA- Abidjan-(Côte d’Ivoire) — African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed to investing $10 billion as part of its Climate Change Action Plan covering the period 2011–2015, the Bank said in a statement on Friday.

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12-Sep-2014 to 13:08

Nigeria needs US$150bn for master plan development - minister

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr Abubakar Sulaiman, said on Friday that US$150 billion would be required between 2014 and 2018 to implement the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP).

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12-Sep-2014 to 13:04

Nigerian press focuses on force deployment, school resumption, Ebola cases

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The deployment of special combat soldiers to combat insurgents, criticism by principals of school resumption as new Ebola virus cases emerge, and the elders’ confirmation of Boko Haram’s threat to Maiduguri, Borno State, capital were the major focus of Nigerian newspapers on Friday.

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12-Sep-2014 to 12:14

Ghana FA sacks Black Stars coach

APA-Accra (Ghana) — The technical manager of the Ghana senior national football team, the Black Stars, Thomas Kwesi Appiah has been sacked by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Thursday night, according to reports in the media on Friday.

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12-Sep-2014 to 12:08

Nigeria’s proposed housing scheme attracts over 66,000 applications

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that the first phase of an Affordable Home Ownership scheme of the government received 66,402 applications for a 10,000 pilot offer.

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