16-Oct-2014 to 13:01

Senegal: alleged killer of student Bassirou Faye placed in custody

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — - The policeman who allegedly shot the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) student Bassirou Faye on 14 August 2014 during clashes between the students and security forces, has been identified and under arrest, according to the Prosecutor General Serigne Bassirou Gueye.

Read more

16-Oct-2014 to 11:52

W/Africa’s BRVM trades securities worth over $1.784m

APA-Dakar-(Senegal) — The Regional Securities Exchange (BRVM) of the eight nation West African franc zone closed its trading session on Wednesday, lower than the previous day.

Read more

16-Oct-2014 to 11:15

Ghana inflation jumps to 16.5 percent in September

APA-Accra-(Ghana) — Ghana’s year-on-year inflation was 16.5 percent in September, slightly up from the 15.9 percent recorded in August, the statistics bureau said on Thursday.

Read more

16-Oct-2014 to 10:54

Ebola-stricken countries get $142m USAID grants

APA-Monrovia-(Liberia) — U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced on Thursday nearly $142 million in humanitarian projects and grants to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Read more

16-Oct-2014 to 10:27

Remand of NSS boss, tragic dead of kids headline press in Ghana

APA-Accra (Ghana) — The Ghanaian press was on Thursday flooded with news of the remand of the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme for alleged fraud and tragic death of four kids.

Read more

16-Oct-2014 to 10:19

UNAIDS re-opens its Gambia office

APA-Banjul (Gambia) — The United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) has reopened its office in Banjul, after it was closed down more than a year due to “financial constraints”.

Read more

16-Oct-2014 to 10:17

Sierra Leone to embark on house-to-house monitoring of radio learning

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Ministry of Education in Sierra Leone is to commence door-to-door monitoring of the ongoing 'Emergency Teaching Program' about two weeks since its commencement.

Read more