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Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi is a West-Africa-based bilingual [French and English] journalist specialized in economic and political issues. With a Master’s Degree in Communication studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, his interests are new media and digital journalism.

King Mohammed VI named among 2017 most Influential African leaders

The New African Magazine has revealed its acclaimed end-of-year list of 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017. King Mohammed VI of Morocco has topped the list as one of the most influential African leaders of 2017. Only three other Heads of State made the list this year along with the King, namely Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, […]

Supreme Court Okays presidential runoff election in Liberia

The Supreme Court of Liberia cleared the way for a presidential run-off election, saying that it had not found enough evidence of fraud to halt the whole process. The Thursday ruling from the nation’s high court put an end to a legal battle that halted the preparations for the runoff election in the West African […]

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Ghana: Kotoka International Airport declared safest airport in Africa

The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana has been declared the safest airport in Africa after winning the Airports Council International (ACI) Safety Award last week in Mauritius. The ACI Safety Awards, recognizing the achievements of airports of different sizes across Africa, were presented to those airports that had demonstrated their commitment to providing excellence […]

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Central Africa: Eleven countries to create a regional economic community

Leaders from the eleven states of Central Africa, gathered in Cameroon last week, decided to upgrade regional integration and set up to this end a steering committee. The members of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), the Economic Community of Central Af-rican States (CEEAC) and the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL) […]

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Scientists found ‘high’ radiation levels in Cameroon

A recent study conducted by Cameroon’s Institute of Geological and Mining Research (IRGM) revealed radioactivity level of soils in a volcanic area in Cameroon. This “natural” radioactivity, according to the researchers, is particularly strong in the northern region of the central African nation, where uranium deposits were discovered. “We found an extremely high radioactive level, […]

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Togo’s political crisis must concern West Africa – ECOWAS leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday called on the regional leaders to take interest in what is ongoing in Togo as the political disturbances in the West African tiny nation worries neighbor-ing countries. The two leaders, who met on the sidelines of the just con-cluded African Union – […]

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AU-EU summit calls for “investment” in youth

The 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire this week has fulfilled its promises. Attended by 83 Heads of State representing all African countries and 28 European countries, the high-level meeting on Wednesday has focus on economic opportunity for young people, as well as climate change issues, followed by sessions on […]

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Burkina Faso: Macron vows to break ‘Françafrique’ ties, create 450 million jobs in Africa

France’s President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told youths in Burkina Faso that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who want to break with France’s past politics with its former colonies known as the “francafrique.” The 39-year-old leader who was on a visit to Burkina Faso, part of a tour leading him also […]

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Ghana’s 2018 Budget, Economic Policy to focus on Macroeconomic

Ghana’s 2018 Budget and Economic Policy is expected to focus on ensuring macroeconomic stability, transforming agriculture and industry, the west African nation’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said on Monday. President Akuffo-Addo’s government seeks the approval of the parliament for a GHC61 billion needed to anchor the agenda of moving the economy beyond the reliance on […]

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Ghana launches West Africa’s first smart drivers’ license

Ghana Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) on Tuesday launched West Africa’s first smart drivers’ licenses. This follows the introduction of Ghana’s new National Identification Card, signaling an era of contemporary robust identification that would expedite Ghana’s development drive. According to officials, the new digital card will fast-track the acquisition of new drivers’ licenses as […]

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