West Africa seeks new central bank governor

Heads of state of eight west African countries met Monday 27 March to find a new head for the Central Bank of West African States and review progress in fighting a bird flu outbreak in the region.

The summit of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) faces a tricky task because of intense rivalry among member states for the much sought-after post of governor of its central bank, AFP said.

Ivory Coast, with a 43 percent stake in the Central Bank of West African States, is particularly

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