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Nigeria: e-surveillance bill underway to up security watch

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In the wake of heightened insecurity in Nigeria, the federal government has begun deliberating new legislation that will monitor telephone calls.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2011 18:41

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Ex Presidents of Ghana and Brazil pick 2011 WFP prize

Former presidents John Kufuor and Lula da Silva of Ghana and Brazil respectively have been declared the joint winners of the 2011 World Food Programme Prize.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2011 18:18

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President Ouattara visits Accra, Ghana

Map of GhanaIvorian President Alassane Ouattara arrived in Accra on Thursday morning at the Kotoka International Airport for a day's visit.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2011 17:41

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Alassane Ouattara, ‘The priority is economic recovery’

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On the sidelines of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire spoke about the situation in his country and the challenges facing his presidency.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:50

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African women entrepreneurs meet to build capacity in US

African women from 36 countries are participating in the African Women Entrepreneurship programme underway in the US to provide participants with professional development training and networking opportunities with their American counterparts.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2011 15:51

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ECOWAS meet in Nigeria to talk-up security

The Committee of Chiefs of Defence in the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) met to address socio-economic and political implications of terrorism and internal insecurity, small arms proliferation, and political instability in the region.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2011 14:58

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