"The biometric card is one of the major indicators that would enhance the free movement of persons from one ECOWAS country to the other for economic activities."
Source: GNA - Mrs Sena Siaw-Boateng, National Director of ECOWAS at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, says member countries are to introduce common biometric identity cards to ensure free movement of persons across the sub-region.

Source: Mail & Guardian Africa - Fresh out of France’s best business school, Issa Sidibe flew to his native Ivory Coast hoping to start a business in 2011. He quickly returned to Paris after finding a country devastated by almost 10 years of conflict.

Today, Sidibe, 31, is part of a wave of Ivorians flocking back to invest as President Alassane Ouattara promises to spend $25 billion on infrastructure and energy until 2020. 

Over one thousand pilgrims have died in the stampede with over 800 people injured. The disaster is the worst that has occurred during the pilgrimage in over 25 years.
Source: starrfmonline.com - The death toll among Ghanaian pilgrims in Mecca keeps rising.

The latest figures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia put the number at 12 with 29 others now confirmed missing.

Source: starrfmoonline.com - French President Francois Hollande has lauded President John Mahama for helping bring stability to the West African subregion during his tenure as chair of ECOWAS.

Source: starrfmonline.com - President John Mahama will, on Wednesday, travel to Ouagadougou with five other ECOWAS Leaders to see to the implementation of the subregion's decision to ensure the reinstatement of the transition process in Burkina Faso.

Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Efforts are being made to relocate Ghana’s foreign mission in Cairo, Egypt, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, has disclosed to the Daily Graphic. 

Source: mgafrica.com - The country’s New Year was only marked on September 12, and it is already turning out to be a good one for Ethiopians—as scores queued up for hours Sunday to catch a ride on the inaugural service of the Addis Metro—the country’s, and sub-Saharan Africa’s, first light rail system. (*modern, as example the Tram in Germany).

Source: mgafrica.com - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party is reportedly in secret talks with the opposition MDC-T and MDC, as the parties seek to save the southern African country’s struggling economy.

Below article; translated with help of Google Translator. Original (German website) http://alles-schallundrauch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/steckt-massensterilisierung-hinter-dem.html

A mass sterilization exercise ': Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine" or in German, "A mass sterilization exercise: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility substance in UN-tetanus vaccine". It says 2.3 million girls and women were vaccinated by WHO and UNICEF against tetanus. "We sent six samples from all over Kenya to laboratories to South Africa. They were tested positive for the hCG antigen," said Dr. Muhame Ngare from Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi against Life Site News. "They are all mixed with hCG".

Three Ghanaian authors who have distinguished themselves in their literary writings were on Friday awarded the William Burt Award for African literature 2014.