08-Oct-2014 to 10:59

Sierra Leone grave diggers strike over pay

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Grave diggers in Sierra Leone on Tuesday went on a sit-down strike over pay and poor working conditions.

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07-Oct-2014 to 19:28

Ghana’s Mahama under pressure to appoint new EC chairman

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Pressure is mounting on Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama to appoint a new Electoral Commissioner to replace Dr Kwadwo Afari Gyan who is due retirement this year.

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07-Oct-2014 to 17:32

Liberia: Cuban advance medical team arrives

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — A Cuban medical delegation comprising medical doctors, financial and logistical officers is in the country as an advance team of the Cuban Medical Brigade that will assist Liberia in its fight to contain the Ebola virus that is ravaging the West African region.

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07-Oct-2014 to 17:06

B/Faso’s bank to introduce Islamic banking

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Burkina Faso’s Coris Bank International (CBI) has decided to open in early 2015, a window dedicated to Islamic financing in the West African country, CBI said on Tuesday.

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07-Oct-2014 to 15:34

W/Bank projects robust economic growth in Africa

APA-Washington-(United States) — African economies continue to expand at a moderately rapid pace, with regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projected to strengthen to 5.2 percent yearly in 2015-16 from 4.6 percent in 2014, the World Bank said on Tuesday.

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07-Oct-2014 to 14:39

Burkina Faso: Activities scheduled to commemorate Thomas Sankara’s death

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – — A wide range of activities have been scheduled in the commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the death of the ex-Burkinabe president, Thomas Sankara and his supporters killed on 15 October 1987 during a coup, the organizing committee of the event told APA.

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07-Oct-2014 to 13:14

Burkina to facilitate access to cheap housing for low-income households

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — – The Burkinabe government has promised to take action to facilitate cheap housing access to low-income citizens, sources at the ministry of Habitat and Housing announced.

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