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2012-02-28 13:57:28 Nigeria's Desire for More Power, Source of in Ghana [Ghanaian Chronicle] The Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku Andoh Awotwi, has noted that efforts by the President of Nigeria, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, to increase power supply in his country has largely resulted in the reduction of gas supply to Ghana, and kick starting load-shedding in recent times.

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Monday, 05-04-15, 17:20Phosphate Sector Grind to Halt in GAFSA, SNCFT Suffers 200 Thousand Dinars Losses Per Day[Tunis Afrique Presse] Gafsa -The Tunisian National Railway Company (SNCFT) is suffering daily losses of 200 thousand dinars, following the suspension of the transport of phosphate and chemical fertilisers from Gafsa to processing plants and ports, SNCFT Director General for the Southwest Ouardi Mansri told TAP correspondent on Monday.
Monday, 05-04-15, 17:19Two Foreign Companies Will Help Egypt Face Summer Energy Crisis[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -An American and a German firm will operate in Egypt to generate 3,600 megawatts of electricity together, Egypt's premier said on Monday.
Monday, 05-04-15, 16:12Swazi Regime Threatens Unions Over May Day - Ituc Online[PR Newswire] Geneva -Swaziland's dictator-King Mswati has threatened police violence against trade unionists taking part in a planned May Day rally in the major commercial city of Manzini on Friday. Police have announced that only "recognised unions" will be allowed to celebrate May Day and said that they will enforce "law and order" at any rally. The authorities have refused to recognise the legitimate trade union centre TUCOSWA as part of a blanket repression of free speech and freedom of association.
Monday, 05-04-15, 15:47Ceasefire Breaches Threaten Mali Peace[RFI] Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is calling on warring parties in northern Mali to sign a long-awaited peace deal. On a visit to Bamako, he stated that "Spain wants an accord." But last week's skirmishes are raising fears that the Algeria-brokered agreement will collapse.
Monday, 05-04-15, 15:46Senegalese Assembly Member, Journalist Call On Senegal, Gambia Govts to Unite[The Point] Two Senegalese nationals have called on the governments of Senegal and The Gambia to work as one for the betterment of the people of both countries.

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