May 10th, 2012
Chika Ezeanya The euro zone continues to falter as uncertainty surrounding the fiscal actions of Greece and Italy, skyrocketing unemployment figures and living costs lead to ever gloomier predictions. Conversely, most African economies are increasingly recording impressive growth rates in GDP and in ...
Apr 27th, 2012
Union is drafting a new trade code for Chinese investments Antoine Roger Lokongo The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is an organization of eight West African states. It was established to promote economic integration among countries that share the Communauté Financière d’Afriqu...
In Central Africa
Feb 19th, 2012
Bangui – Chadian rebels have robbed about 40 people including a local government official of their belongings in attacks in the Central African Republic, police told AFP on Saturday. FPR rebels loyal to general Baba Ladde attacked the group travelling by taxi, motorcycle or on foot on a road be...
In Cote d'Ivoire
Jan 27th, 2012
Theft and poor management also cited as public health scheme is downscaled to include women and young children only Ivory Coast is abandoning free healthcare for all after a brief experiment because of rapidly escalating costs. “In nine months the government had to pay 30bn CFA francs [about US...
Dec 29th, 2011
Cameroon state firm SODECOTTON has increased farm gate raw cotton price by 27.5 percent for the current harvest in an effort to dissuade farmers from smuggling their produce to neighbouring Nigeria, a spokesman said on Wednesday. SODECOTTON said it will pay farmers 255 CFA francs per kg of cotton thi...
Sep 20th, 2011
Dakar – Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade intends to file a lawsuit for defamation against an Africa adviser at the French presidency who named him in a dirty cash scandal, an aide said on Tuesday. The lawsuit will be filed “this week in Paris and Dakar”, said a close aide to Wade...