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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.

Cameroon President reappears after several weeks of absence

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, President Paul Biya of Cameroon did not appear publicly or on media. Many rumors circulated on his health until his reappearance on Thursday.   Paul Biya made his first public reappearance on Thursday 16 April. This was on the occasion of an audience granted to the French ambassador to […]

IMF helps Ghana face economic fallout

As growth falters and the government’s financing needs expand, Ghana received an aid from the International Monetary Fund. The West African country which was promoting a big project called Ghana Beyond Aids could not face along the impact of the new pandemic on its economy. The IMF has approved a $1 billion (910-million-euro) aid package […]

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Locusts leave a million hungry in Ethiopia — UN

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says about a million people in Ethiopia are in need of food aid after swarms of locusts destroyed vast areas of farmland. The outbreak is the worst seen in Ethiopia and Somalia for 25 years and the worst infestation in Kenya for over 70 years. Djibouti, Eritrea South […]

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COVID-19: 111 Africans tested positive in China’s Guangzhou city

A total of 111 Africans in China’s southern city of Guangzhou had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Monday, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. According to Chen Zhiying, executive vice mayor of Guangzhou, 19 cases were imported. Some 4,553 African people in the city had undergone nucleic acid testing since April 4, […]

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Namibia, Angola to build cross-border dam

Angola and Namibia have signed bilateral agreements for the construction of a cross border Baynes hydroelectric dam. Construction of the Baynes hydroelectric dam falls within Angola’s Energy 2025 Vision, which centers on creating increased capacity and distribution capabilities, supported by new renewables and private sector investment in new power generation projects. The planned hydroelectric dam […]

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COVID-19 : Zimbabwe to face mass starvation—UN

The United Nations food agency said on Wednesday it needed $130 million to fund emergency operations in Zimbabwe. “With most Zimbabweans already struggling to put food on the table, the COVID-19 pandemic risks even wider and deeper desperation,” Eddie Rowe, World Food Programme director for Zimbabwe, said in a statement. “We must all do our […]

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COVID-19: Africa records 59,393 cases, curfews extended, funds set up to fight the outbreak

Africa has now more than over 59,390 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, according to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control. The continent has rising cases with only three countries holding out as of April 6. Nigeria, Africa’s biggest nation, has 209 confirmed cases of coronavirus […]

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COVID-19: Malian researchers fear a catastrophic spread as the country lacks resources

After keeping out the coronavirus weeks after it reached Africa, Mali this week registered two cases of the virus. With parts of the country inaccessible to state services because of insurgent violence and inter-community conflicts, the arrival of the coronavirus is raising fears in the already battered country. Amadou Koné, a researcher shared his perspectives […]

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Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus pandemic but not cancelled

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday as the coronavirus pandemic spreads worldwide, an unprecedented shifting of the world’s largest sporting event that casts a universe of athletes, broadcasters, sponsors and sports organizations into a period of protracted uncertainty. The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after phone discussions between […]

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Sudanese Defense Minister died during peace talks with rebels

Sudanese Defense Minister Lieutenant General Jamal al-Din Omar died of an unspecified illness Wednesday while in neighboring South Sudan for peace talks with his country’s main rebel groups, the military announced. Omar had “suffered from a number of chronic illnesses,” armed forces spokesman Amer Mohamed al-Hassan said without elaborating. The government delegation in the South […]

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