The crash in oil and gas prices, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and the slump in economic activity, has dealt a blow to the plans and ... public finances of major oil- and gas-producing countries. But a group of countries in sub-Saharan Africa once designated as “prospective producers” are facing a different challenge.
On 20 May, the French Council of Ministers passed a bill modifying its monetary agreement with the eight member states of the West African Economic ... and Monetary Union (UEMOA), following the unexpected CFA franc reform announced this past December.
Relatives of the former president are implicated in an investigation into the corruption scandal that has shaken European aeronautics giant Airbus. ... The revelations come at a bad time for John Dramani Mahama, who is taking a fresh run at the presidency this year.
In its annual report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) says nearly 46 million people, almost twice the global number of refugees, ... have been uprooted within their own countries due to conflict and violence, and more than five million more as a result of natural disasters.