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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.

PyeongChang: Meet Africa’s Winter Olympics hopefuls

As the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off this Friday in PyeongChang, eight contingents will represent the African continent with 13 athletes. It is a record high since 1994 when tougher qualifying standards were imposed. This year, winter Olympic’ veterans, Morocco and South Africa, will participate in the competition along with Eritrea and Nigeria, which are […]

Local startup launches first Cameroon-made drones

A Cameroonian young entrepreneur William Elong, founder of Will & Brothers start-up, has officially presented the first drones manufactured in the central African nation on February 2, 2018, in Yaoundé. The three flagship products are Algo, a fixed-wing UAV, which has a range of 20 km and autonomy of more than 45 minutes; Logarithm, a […]

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Ghana has ‘no reason’ to return to IMF – President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said in his annual state of the nation speech on Thursday that his government had buckled down on mismanagement and will not return to the International Monetary Fund for help. According to Akufo-Addo, the macroeconomic fundamentals are solid and all the critical indices are pointing the West African nation’s economy in […]

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Morocco, Champion of CHAN 2018

The Atlas Lions of Morocco on Sunday made history in the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament thanks to a 4-0 thumping of Nigeria’s Super Eagles Team in a final match at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca. The home-based team of the Atlas Lions became the first champions to win five of six matches […]

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Ghana to build new oil refinery for $4 billion

Ghana is set to establish a refinery in the central region of the West African nation, to refine 150, 000 barrels of oil per-day, Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko said on Thursday. According to the Minister, the project will reduce significantly, the amount of oil the country imports to meet its demands, and to attain the […]

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African Union launches long-awaited single aviation market

The African Union has finally launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa. The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) is a flagship project of the African Union Agenda 2063, an initiative of the African Union to create a single unified air transport market and […]

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China spying on African Union since 2012

China has been spying on the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for the past Five years, results of an investigation conducted by French media Le Monde Afrique revealed last Friday. The $200 million AU headquarters construction was funded fully by China as a gift to the AU, part of Beijing’s efforts […]

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Nigeria to raise $2.5 billion through Eurobonds

Nigeria will raise $2.5 billion through Eurobonds in the first quarter, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Thursday. According to the head of the DMO, Patience Oniha, the country will also try to get back into the JP Morgan Government Bond Index (GBI-EM), with improving liquidity in the local currency market. The African most […]

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Mauritania: UN experts concerned about situation of jailed senator

The United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is investigating the case of Mohamed Ould Ghadda, a former Mauritanian senator in pre-trial detention since September 1. The UN body, in a letter sent to the authorities of Nouakchott, said it was concerned about the case of the former senator. Mauritanian officials arrested Ghadda on August […]

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Ghana grants refugee status to two ex-Guantanamo detainees

Two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred to Ghana by the United States in 2016 have been granted refugee status, the government said on Wednesday. The two former Guantanamo Bay detainees, both Yemeni nationals, would have to consent to be moved to a different country, Ghana Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has […]

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