NewsWest Africa

Wed,22Nov2017

West Africa

Chinalco proposes taking entire Guinea Simandou iron ore mine

A crane drops iron ore imported from Australia at a port in Rizhao, in east China's Shandong province, March 19, 2010. Photo: AP/SIPAChinalco has asked Guinea to let it take over the whole of the troubled Simandou iron ore mine project, sources familiar with the matter say, as Beijing pursues a global strategy to secure key resources for its vast economy for decades to come.

Read more...

Running the race

ALP Urey

As Liberia's general elections closes in 10 October 2017, farmer and political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP) Benoni W. Urey says he wants to “build a middle class in Liberia by investing in Liberian businesses and empowering Liberians to be self-sufficient through agriculture”

Read more...

Nigeria should simplify taxes, cut fees to boost tech sector: Google

A staff member wears a T-shirt bearing the name of Google Africa, in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigeria's government should simplify taxes and reduce fees involved in laying fibre optic cables to encourage development of infrastructure for the technology industry, Google's manager in the West African country said on Tuesday.

Read more...

Proxy warfare

rsz nigeria proxy

Allies of Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting it out in Nigeria, with the government repressing the Shia organisation, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, in a move reminiscent of the conflict that radicalised the Boko Haram Islamist militancy.

Read more...

Nigeria's Buhari seeks approval to borrow $6.93 bln from China, World Bank

Passengers traveling to Kano peer through a window of the inaugural train in Lagos, Nigeria Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking parliament's approval for a proposal to borrow $5.85 billion from China to modernise its rail network and another $1.075 billion from the World Bank to help rebuild the insurgency-torn northeast.

Read more...

Ivory Coast cocoa quality suffers as merchants blend beans

In this photo taken  May 31, 2011, farmer Issiaka Ouedraogo walks past cocoa pods growing on a tree, on a cocoa farm, Ivory Coast. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP/SIPACocoa exporters and grinders in top producer Ivory Coast are rejecting large volumes of beans because of poor quality as farmers seek to blend leftover main-crop cocoa into new mid-crop arrivals, exporters and merchants said on Thursday.

Read more...

Page 7 of 498

Subscriptions Digital EditionSubscriptions PrintEdition

FRONTLINE

NEWS

POLITICS

HEALTH

SPORTS

BUSINESS

SOCIETY

TECHNOLOGY

COLUMNISTS

Music & Film

SOAPBOX

Newsletters

Keep up to date with the latest from our network :

subscribe2

Connect with us