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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.

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 […]

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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South Africa to build 40km fence along Zimbabwe border

South Africa will build a 40km fence along its border with Zimbabwe to prevent undocumented migrants from entering and spreading coronavirus – even though the neighboring country has no confirmed cases. The planned fence is to be erected on either side of the Beitbridge Land Port of Entry to “ensure that no undocumented or infected […]

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Sudan: Former FM under Bashir charged with connection with 1989 military coup

Sudan’s top prosecution office has ordered the arrest of former Foreign Minister Ali Karti for allegedly playing a role in the ascension to power of ousted leader Omar Bashir during the 1989 military coup. The top prosecution office said in a statement that Karti’s assets would be frozen and that arrest warrants had been issued […]

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Coronavirus: World Bank pledges $60 mln to Kenya

The World Bank on Monday announced a $60 million grant to help Kenya battle the coronavirus outbreak. According to the World Bank, the funding will improve surveillance, laboratory services, isolation units, equipment, supplies and communication to help mitigate the virus in the East African nation. Kenya has confirmed four cases of the COVID-19 disease thus […]

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African countries ban arrivals from virus-hit regions, close borders

Several African governments last weekend closed borders, canceled flights and imposed strict entry and quarantine requirements to contain the spread the coronavirus.   In Southern Africa, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster and warned the outbreak could have a “potentially lasting” impact on the southern African nation.   The high-risk […]

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Tanzania’s tourism hit hard by coronavirus

In Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, the tourism-dominated economy has been hard hit by tourists’ fears over the Coronavirus pandemic, with reports of hotel cancellations after the government suspended direct flights from Italy. The East African nation has not had any confirmed case of the coronavirus. According to the BBC, at least 80% of Zanzibar’s […]

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US military exercises in Africa hit by Coronavirus

The US Africa Command on Tuesday announced that one of the US military’s largest exercises in Africa has been significantly scaled down due to the threat of the coronavirus outbreak. The US-led African Lion exercises in Morocco were supposed to involve 9,300 troops from eight nations, according to The Wall Street Journal. Gen. Stephen Townsend, […]

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Coronavirus: Gabon closes borders with Cameroon, Benin earmarks $12mln to combat the virus

Coronavirus: Gabon closes borders with Cameroon, Benin earmarks $12mln to combat the virus

The authorities in Gabon have ‘temporarily’ closed a part of the country’s borders with neighboring Cameroon.   Gabon restricted movement especially at its northern borders with Cameroon following the announcement of first coronavirus cases in the country. Cameroon has two confirmed cases of the disease, so far the only Central African country affected.   According […]

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Sudan’s PM survived ‘terror attack’ in capital

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy as he headed to work on Monday, local media reported.   Abdalla Hamdok, in a brief statement on Twitter, said, “Rest assured that what happened today will not stand in the way of our transition, instead it is an additional push to […]

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