Some 95% of mothers breastfeed their newborns in Switzerland. But there are still many prejudices over if and how you should breastfeed. swissinfo.ch spoke to two experts to gain a bigger picture.

GHANA – Government has awarded indigenous Ghanaian companies and joint ventures contracts worth $799 million in the upstream petroleum industry last year in accordance with the Local Content and Local Participation law

"The future of our continent is looking very promising indeed," African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina declared in the opening words of his address to diplomats at a lunch organised recently in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The BBC has begun the search for the fifth BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Following a launch event in Lagos on 5 February 2019, journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the prestigious prize, which aims to uncover some of Africa’s rising stars.

The installation of the statue of Emperor Haile Selassie 1 will be unveiled during the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government on the 10th February 2019, reflecting on the history of African liberation, integration, and his role in the evolution of Africa’s development agenda.

A new step to build regional integration and trade has been taken through a joint agreement signed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) on the construction of a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan and Nigeria’s business capital Lagos.

LIBERIA –  Mr. George Manneh Weah, the President of Liberia has introduced a number of legislations to see that his Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) sees the light of day. This was made known during his second State of the Nation Address presented at the end of January.

LIBERIA – True to pronouncements in his second State of the Nation Address barely a week ago, that he would give the agriculture sector the same focus he gives to “paved road” construction efforts, President George Manneh Weah Monday, February 4, 2019 visited the Ministry of Agriculture in Gardnersville. The President used the visit to compare notes and brainstorm with authority of the Ministry and other partners on how to make agriculture a major centrepiece of Liberia’s economic development.

Emmanuel Leslie Addae, co-founder of AIA

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The academy’s major plan this year is to set up an ‘Africa Youth Skills & Data Badge’ across the continent where young people will be required to undergo a particular training to get certification

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has reminded the United Kingdom, United States and the European Union that Nigeria was no longer a colony hence it can handle its internal affairs, reported Nigeria’s Metrowatchonline.com

The Federal Government says the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, does not signify the onset of dictatorship or tyranny, as some people have insinuated.

For its 20th year, the International Festival of Independent Films Geneva Black Movie has experienced exceptional attendance of 32,000 festival goers. 

Currently, only 13% of Sierra Leonne’s population has access to internet. Bakarr Tarawally communication manager of the country’s ICT ministry and member of the Internet society Sierra Leone (ISOC-SL), bemoaned the fact on January 25, 2019, during a meeting of the ISOC-SL.

While a small chunk of Nigerians are yet to come to terms with President Muhammadu Buhari’s courageous suspension of embattled Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, their counterparts in the diaspora have lauded the move.

This year will be key for the advancement of new exploration and production development projects from West to East Africa.

Baba Madugu ( R ) and Engr Niyi Agbelese during the call

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BOIS Switzerland chapter decided to support the re-election of Buhari because of his Integrity, Discipline, Achievements and Sense of purpose.

The supercomputer, for which a €15 million financing agreement was signed in December 2016 in Paris by Senegal’s ministers of economy and higher education and the French public investment bank, to be delivered soon.  

The farmers-herders clash and sporadic attacks by cattle rustlers have displaced thousands, many of whom are currently seeking refuge at Maradun Local Government Area of the State.

The authorities of the Canton of Graubünden, Davos and the Confederation will be providing continuous and objective information on their policy regarding the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos. The following information about the WEF Annual Meeting comes from the various agencies and authorities concerned.

President João Lourenço    (Photo Portugal i News)

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Since entering office in 2017, President João Lourenço has focused on cleaning up corruption and implementing aggressive reforms to transform the oil and gas sector and the economy. Angola’s economy is set for recovery in 2019, in large part due to a series of regulatory reforms opening the country to new investment.

The bridge and one-stop-border-post facilities between Zambia and Botswana will enhance regional trade, integration and spur global competitiveness putting an end to traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes.

With nearly 90 percent of global population growth occurring in Asian or African cities, the goal of improving the quality of life for the people of Africa will only be achieved by mainstreaming resilience and effective financing mechanisms into the continent’s urban development agenda. 

In a release published December 24, 2018, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) announced that it provided $15 million to Securiport Sénégal SUARL, subsidiary of Securiport group, the world leader in the design and realisation of biometric identification technology, in Senegal. This fund is to help the group elaborate a system for the security of the civil aviation and for immigration management at Juba airport in South Sudan.  

Frankfurt-based GreenTec Capital Partners invested in Afrilife, a Tanzanian company that produces honey and organic apiculture products.