Some of the world’s lower-income nations face a serious debt crisis which will complicate their efforts to recover from the pandemic-induced global recession.
This year marks the first time the tournament will be held in the Middle East and has been pushed to later in the year than is typical to avoid the region’s summer heat.
The regional economic bloc known as ECOWAS made the decision during a summit in Ghana’s capital Accra, where it also discussed the situations in other coup-affected member states including Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.
West African leaders opt not to impose further sanctions, demanding instead a timetable for a swift return to civilian rule in the African country.
Nearly two decades ago, big companies pledged to stop using cocoa harvested by children, but failed to take meaningful steps.
Explosion that left 17 dead and nearly 60 wounded occurred in the southwestern Apiate area between the towns of Bogoso and Bawdie when a motorcycle went under a truck carrying mining explosives, officials say.
Drought and floods are pushing families into poverty, and youth into modern slavery in northern Ghana.
Liberians can hold dual citizenship until the government takes them to court and a judgement is given against them.
Haiti and South Sudan were also placed on a “grey list” of countries under increased monitoring to counter money laundering and terrorist financing, while Ghana was removed from the list.
The final declaration, of the summit attended by ten regional heads of state and three foreign ministers, called for the immediate appointment of a new civilian prime minister and the formation of an "inclusive" government in Mali.
West African leaders to discuss Mali's second coup which has jeopardised a transition back to democracy, and could undermine a regional fight against militants.
More than 100,000 African and ethnic minority soldiers, who died fighting for the British Empire in World War I, had not been properly commemorated due to "pervasive racism," a report finds.
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