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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.

Nigeria: Suicide bomb attack kills 27, wounds over 80

Suicide bombers on Tuesday killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in northeast Nigeria, local media reported. A suspected Boko Haram woman bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. According to the regional Emergency Agency, 45 people were […]

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu

South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on two ostrich farms in the Western Cape, the province’s agriculture department said on Tuesday. “Both farms were placed under quarantine immediately, and no birds are allowed to enter or leave the affected properties. There are around 1000 ostriches on both farms,” the department […]

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After Ouagadougou, suspected jihadists target UN mission in Timbuktu

After the attack carried out in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso Saturday, Gunmen in Mali on Monday opened fire on UN peacekeepers and Malian troops in the northern city of Timbuktu and the central city of Douentza, the spokesperson of the mission said. In the first attack against the UN peacekeeping mission base of […]

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Sierra Leone: AU calls for support as hundreds died in mudslides

The African Union Commission on Monday called on international partners and donors to support Sierra Leone, few hours after massive mudslides near the capital city of Freetown — an overcrowded coastal city of more than one million people — killed over 300 people. Hundreds of people are feared dead after landslides swept through the outskirts […]

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African Growth and Opportunity Act forum kicks-off in Lomé

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum kicked-off in Togo’s capital Lomé on Tuesday. The Forum is bringing together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African AGOA-eligible countries to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation and trade between the United States and Africa. The African Union and regional economic communities […]

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Mauritania votes ‘YES’ to abolish senate

Mauritanians voted in a referendum for abolishing the Senate and changing the national flag of the West African nation, the electoral commission said. On a turnout of 53.73 percent of the 1.4 million Mauritanians eligible to vote, 85 percent voted ‘yes’ to abolition of the senate and changes to the country’s flag. The new Mauritanian […]

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Côte d’Ivoire celebrates its silver medalist Marie-Josee Ta Lou

Congratulatory messages flood in Côte d’Ivoire on Monday after the West African nation’s athlete secured a consolation silver medal in the women’s 100 meters world championship in London on Sunday. Mari-Josée Ta Lou, 28, lost the gold medal to 26-year-old American athlete Tori Bowie by less than a single hundredth of a second. A hush […]

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UK, Canada warn against possible terrorist attack in Ghana

Canada and United Kingdom on Thursday, warned their citizens travelling to Ghana of an imminent terror attack. “There is a threat of terrorism. Terrorist targets could include shopping malls, government buildings, and public areas such as bars, restaurants, hotels and sites frequented by Westerners. Be aware of your surroundings in public places,” The Canadian High […]

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Ghana: Public sector workers urged to use gov’t email addresses

Ghana’s Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Monday issued an ultimatum to state agencies and employees to stop using private email domains for official communications. According to the minister, all government agencies should fully migrate onto the government domains by the end of the year to prevent unauthorized access to public information, as the situation […]

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Meet Africa’s youngest female PhD holder: Salute to Dr Musawenkosi Saurombe

Musawenkosi Saurombe, a Zimbabwe student became the youngest female PhD holder in Africa after she received a PhD in Industrial Psychology at North-West University’s campus in Mahikeng, South Africa on April 25. “If I had listened to what people will say about my age, gender or race, I would not have taken some of the […]

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