World Bank approves US$246 mln for marine protection in 3 West African countries

The World Bank Group approved a US$246 million financing package to protect the coastline in Ghana, The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, the group told media Friday.   In a release, the group said the grant was for the second West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Resilience Investment Project, which aims to eliminate the risks of coastal erosion, […]


Africa’s Media Freedom in Spotlight as Leaders Gathered in Washington

As the U.S. welcomed African leaders to Washington for a summit this week, the media freedom record of several of those countries was brought into focus. At least 56 journalists are in prison for their work in 11 African countries, several of which have a long history of silencing the free press, according to a […]