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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.

Senegal-Guinea: Alpha Condé recalls Guinea’s ambassador to Dakar

A low-intensity diplomatic war is simmering in West Africa, with the governments of Guinea and Senegal becoming increasingly petty in demonstrating their mutual dislike. On Monday Guinean President Alpha Condé, has recalled his ambassador to Senegal, state media reported. The presidential decree was published Monday by the RTG (Radio Television Guinéenne), Guinea’s national TV channel. […]

Morocco’s SGTM secures 420 MW dam deal in Cameroon

The Belgian company BESIX, in partnership with French company NGE and Moroccan company SGTM have been awarded a contract to design and build 420 MW Nachtigal hydroelectric power station in Cameroon. Located on the River Sanaga about 65 km north of Yaoundé, the new hydroelectric dam is expected to increase the country’s electricity generating capacity […]

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Eritrea, Somalia poised to boost ties

An Eritrean government delegation, headed by Foreign Affairs Minister Osman Saleh and presidential advisor Yemane Gebreab, is currently holding high-level meetings in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The delegation members met with Prime Minister Hassan Khayre and President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed who briefed them on progress made to take up Somalia’s domestic and external challenges. The […]

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Uganda: President’s convoy attacked, MP’s driver shot dead

Ugandan Police and Special Forces Command (SFC) have started investigations after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s car came under attack by opposition supporters in the town of Arua, where a by-election is to be held on Wednesday. According to the presidential press secretary Don Wanyama, “President Museveni was in the convoy” when it was “attacked by […]

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CAF hands life, 10-year bans to 22 referees after bribery allegations

The Disciplinary Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has handed a lifetime ban to one Ghanaian assistant referee (David Laryea) and 10-year bans to seven others for their roles in a bribery scandal. According to the statement released by the continental football body, Assistant Referee David Laryea, recipient of the life ban can […]

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AU calls for transparent elections in DRC

The African Union has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure peaceful, transparent and truly inclusive elections. The central Africa mineral-rich nation is due to hold long delayed presidential elections in December this year. The deadline for submission of presidential candidacy papers expires today, August 8, 2018. The Chairperson of the Commission Moussa […]

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Ghana’s oldest University appoints first woman chancellor in 70 years

The University of Legon, the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian public universities, has made history last weekend after it swore in its first woman chancellor, Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse. The retired international civil servant who served for a decade as Deputy Director General of the International Labor Organization has replaced the Ex-United Nations Secretary-General […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa urges unity to end post-election violence

Zimbabwe’s President-elect and leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, Emmerson Mnangagwa last weekend, called for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections. Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former spy chief and Zanu-PF party stalwart, won with 50.8% of the vote, avoiding a runoff with the 40-year-old MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa. The […]

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Ghana’s central bank merges five ailing banks

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) on Wednesday announced that it has revoked the licenses of five banks and put them together as Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited. According to the central bank, the move is to create space for the banks to consolidate their operations with the other entities after December 31st 2018. The Governor of […]

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Togo, Guinea Bissau top agenda of ECOWAS leaders’ meeting in Lomé

Togo and Guinea Bissau have topped the agenda of the 53rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government held in Lomé, Togo on Tuesday. The summit, which was attended by all of the Heads of State of the regional bloc, was dominated by the political and security situations in Guinea […]

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