President Bush speaks at the White House Summit on International Development in Washington
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) is introduced by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at the White House Summit on International Development, "Sustaining the New Era", in Washington on October 21, 2008 (UPI Photo/Brendan Hoffman/POOL)
The security situation in Ivory Coast could quickly deteriorate despite recent security gains, the U.S. State Department warned.
The leader of Guinea's army and some other Guinean officials were killed in an airplane crash in Liberia Monday, officials said.
Africa Petroleum Corp., an Australian company, announced that it started tapping into oil deposits situated off the coast of Liberia.
Italian energy company Eni announced it took a minority interest in three blocks off the coast of Liberia.
Unchecked arms trading and drug trafficking in Africa are in part to blame for growing instability in Africa, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said.
The Liberian government is taking a step in the right direction by offering to open its books in its emerging oil sector, Global Witness said.
A transparent economy may bring more investments from international oil companies, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said in Houston.
A son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sued two newspapers over published criticism of his appointment as chairman of a state-run oil company.
The stampede by wealthy states for arable land across Africa and other developing regions could trigger a series of conflicts.
Though the country faces a wide variety of challenges, today the Ivory Coast is a nation at peace, the country's president said from Abidjan.
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