Sankara judgment a new beacon in Africa

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Burkina Faso’s ‘Sankara case’ is finally over, after 25 years in court and 35 years after the crimes were committed. The judgment is being described as a landmark for African jurisprudence and a wake-up call for the continent’s errant political leaders. A military court in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, has ordered the country’s former president Blaise […]

Harnessing the power of renewable energy in Africa

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A case of do or die for Africa to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel for generating electricity Africa is estimated to contribute less than 4% to the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. But global warming will have the most devastating effect on Africa and the livlihoods of its people if the world fails to […]

The future lies along a railway line

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In a world dreaming of smart cities, driverless cars, and other digitally-connected concepts, it’s a little surprising to hear a president declare that it’s likely to be good old-fashioned trains that will carry his country to a better place. “The railways are coming in a big way into Ghana, and we shall open up our […]

ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority launches in The Gambia

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The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (“ECOWAS“) officially launched its Regional Competition Authority today in Banjul, The Gambia. The ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (“ERCA“) is established to implement the Regional Competition Rules adopted by the ECOWAS Authority in 2008. These Rules essentially promote, maintain and encourage competition while enhancing economic efficiency […]