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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.

Measles claims 5000 lives in DR Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a measles epidemic has killed about 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In a statement released on Thursday, the UN health body said since the start of 2019, more than 250,000 suspected (measles) cases and over 5,000 deaths with over […]

Nigeria hosts a Forum on the implementation of the AfCFTA

Nigeria is hosting the National AfCFTA Forum on the “Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development” from 5-6 December 2019, local media reported. The forum is co-organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the European Union, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Nigerian Association of Chambers of […]

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Ghana to ban rice imports by 2022

The government of Ghana aims to make the local production of rice sufficient for all by 2022, a Deputy Minister of Agriculture has announced. This will result in a ban on the importation of the commodity, the deputy minister, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, said. The move comes a week after the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe left behind $10 million, properties

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has left $10 million and some properties in the capital, state-owned newspaper the Herald revealed on Tuesday. Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, died at 95 in September. The former president was praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority in the Southern […]

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Cameroon to recruit 12,000 teachers over 4 years

The Steering Committee of the Support Program for Education Reform in Cameroon (Parec) unveiled at the end of its first session held in Yaoundé a plan to hire 12,000 teachers over the next 4 years, i.e. 3000 teacher per year. The World Bank is financially supporting the program by 70.6 billion FCFA. Apart from the […]

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Public finances: Niger receives a €35 million grant from AFD

The French Development Agency (AFD) will grant Niger €35 million, or 23 billion FCFA, to support the Sahel country in implementing reforms in the management of public finances. This assistance, which is part of Domestic Resource Mobilization, will be spread over a six-year period. As a first step, €30 million will be allocated to the […]

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Mali: France rejects ISIS claims it shot down helicopters

France has denied claims by the ISIS terror group that it shot down the two helicopters, killing 13 French soldiers. The French Army denied that the two helicopters that crashed had been under fire from Islamic State jihadists, contradicting a statement from the militants. “There has been no gunfire from jihadists on our helicopters,” French […]

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Comoros seeks to mobilize €4.5 billion in investments in Paris

The Comorian government will meet several financial partners in Paris, the French capital, in December. The objective for the authorities of the archipelago of the Indian Ocean, is to mobilize €4.5 billion investments ($5 billion) for the development of several projects. The announcement was made by Houmed Msaidie Comoros Minister of Economy, in an interview […]

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Russian, Chinese warships arrive in South Africa

In South Africa, Russian and Chinese warships have arrived in Cape Town for their first naval exercises with South Africa in a demonstration of shifting allegiances. The Russian Navy has sent its Slava class guided-missile cruiser, Marshal Ustinov. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China has deployed its frigate, Weifang, to join their host’s […]

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Nigeria: Reintegration process of repentant Boko Haram militants starts

The reintegration process in society of former Boko Haram militants after their rehabilitation at the military’s “Operation Safe Corridor” in the Nigerian northeastern state of Gombe began on Wednesday. At least 983 repentant Boko Haram militants, including five women, are benefiting from the reintegration process, after they were cleared by the military following a 12-month […]

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