‘Outrageous, unjustified:’ Lawyers take journalist’s imprisonment to the UN
Last month, lawyers for Sossou filed a complaint against the Government of Benin with the United Nations’ working group on arbitrary detention.
Journalist arrested, detained over COVID-19 report
Authorities say the journalist was arrested because his report caused patients to run away from a hospital
Coronavirus: Ghana confirms one death, closes all borders
“All our borders, that is, by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic,” the Ghanaian president said.
Coronavirus: Burkina Faso records first death from sub-Saharan Africa
Burkina has a total of 20 confirmed cases and one death.
Ghana bans cluster gatherings in churches, mosques as COVID-19 cases increase
The president further directed that all schools, including universities and basic schools, be closed down from Monday.
Coronavirus: Ghana bans travellers from countries with many cases
The advisory strongly discouraged all travels to Ghana from such countries.
ECOWAS Parliament: S/Leonean emerges Speaker, Nigerian clinches deputy
The speakership of the Parliament is rotated among countries in alphabetical order, hence it went from Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and now Sierra Leone.
Drogba, others help Côte d’Ivoire raise $15 billion MOU
Forum de l’Investissement Hotelier Africain (FIHA) conference will discuss how to spend it.
Togo Opposition kicks as Gnassingbe is re-elected president
Mr Glassingbe’s win, if confirmed, will give him a fourth five-year term and extend a family dynasty that began when his father took power in a 1967 coup.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the illegal logging of rosewood in Ghana
The records from Ghana says between 2010 and 2018, 506,199 cubic meters of wood was exported to China, but the Chinese records show that the country imported 953,827 cubic metres from Ghana, leaving an unaccounted 447628 cubic metres of rosewood.
USAID launches $60 million for West Africa trade, investment hub
USAID says the West Africa trade would last over the next five years and attract private sector investment of an estimated $300 million.
Gambia arrests 137 protesters urging president Barrow to step down
Mr Barrow came to power after the 2016 election, ending 22 years of authoritarian rule by Yahya Jammeh.
Equatorial Guinea speeds up investment drive with Nigerian investors
The delegation from Equatorial Guinea met with several Nigerian executives from the Africa Finance Corporation, Polaris Bank, Sterling Bank, First Bank, UBA and Zenith Bank.
Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone
The attack took place at Jalloh’s home in Sierra Leone’s northern Bendugu village.
Why we introduced higher cedi denominations – Bank of Ghana
The Ghanaian apex bank in November 2019 introduced higher denominations of its local currency.
Cote d’Ivoire militia leader gets 20 years jail sentence for role in civil war
Charles Ble-Coude was sentenced in absentia by a court in Abidjan.
ECOWAS Presidents adopt $2.3bn budget to counter regional insecurity
According to the communiqué, the ECOWAS Authority agreed that out of the $2.3 billion, $1 billion would be financed from internal funds.