Yearly Archive: 2009

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Kagame re-elected to lead ruling party

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has been re-elected as the Chairman of the ruling party, the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) to serve for four years. Mr Kagame was re-elected by a majority of party enthusiasts...

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Bush better than Obama on aids in Africa

Activists are expressing disappointment with President Barack Obama’s plans for the Aids treatment programme in Africa, charging that he has fallen short of the achievements of his predecessor, George W. Bush. “President Obama has...

EFCC orders detained banks CEOs to surrender shares 0

EFCC orders detained banks CEOs to surrender shares

Detained banks’ chiefs, yesterday, alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s operatives were asking them to bargain for their freedom with their shares in the five troubled banks. They were said to...

Swaziland running out of space 0

Swaziland running out of space

Population growth, adherence to land distribution customs, and a small country are combining to make Swaziland a crowded place, rapidly running out of room to achieve food security. The population has doubled to more...

Bauchi awards N126m contracts for oil milling machines 0

Bauchi awards N126m contracts for oil milling machines

The Bauchi State government has awarded a N126 million contract for the supply and installation of 20 groundnut oil extracting machines in its effort to boost groundnut oil production. The Commissioner for Rural Development,...

Uganda oil discovery will boost tourism, says experts 0

Uganda oil discovery will boost tourism, says experts

By Ibrahim Kasita Conserving the environment and protecting biodiversity during oil and gas production will ensure sustainable and value-oriented economic progress for the current and future generations, experts have said. This was at a...

Globacom lays broadband cables in Ghana 0

Globacom lays broadband cables in Ghana

By Kent Mensah A new mobile telephony company in Ghana – Globacom – has reportedly begun construction works  to lay underground cable for its broadband services. The sixth licensed company to operate mobile services...

Senegal gets land management grant from WB 0

Senegal gets land management grant from WB

The World Bank has approved a three-year Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund grant  of USD4.8 million, to support Senegal for a sustainable land management (SLM) Project. According to Maniével Sène, the Task Team...