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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.

Rwanda: Nude photos of female presidential candidate leaked

Social media in Rwanda was flooded this week with nude pictures believed to be Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old businesswoman who announced her intention to contest for the top job in the East-African nation. The photos, which are currently making rounds on several media platforms, show Ms Rwigara completely naked and striking poses in different […]

Ghana: massive gas explosion left over 100 people injured

A gas explosion in the Ghanaian industrial city of Takoradi has left over 100 people injured on Tuesday during discharge of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). According to Ghana National Fire Services, the tanker was discharging LPG at the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company factory when the explosion occurred early Tuesday. Six fire service personnel present […]

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Ghana declares ‘state of emergency’ after armyworm invasion

Members of parliament in Ghana on Monday urged the west-African nation’s Agriculture Minister to declare a ‘state of emergency’ as armyworms invasion threatens a $133m agriculture project. The government earlier this year launched an ambitious farm project to boost the country’s food production and create jobs for teeming unemployed youth. The Agriculture Minister, in a […]

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Ghana plunged into darkness as power crisis deepens

Ghana witnessed a nationwide blackout on Wednesday night, leaving millions of Ghanaians and businesses in the West-African nation without electricity. According to the head of GRIDCO, the national grid, “there was a surge of power around 9:40pm last night; we lost many generators across the country. As a consequence, we lost supply to most parts […]

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Kenyan predicts right outcome of 17 games, wins $2m

28-year-old Kenyan Samuel Abisai has won $2 million after he correctly predicted the outcome of all 17 games in last weekend’s mega jackpot. A statement from gaming company, Sportpesa, said the winner was called shortly after midnight on Sunday and was revealed at a red-carpet ceremony in Nairobi later. The University of Nairobi graduate becomes […]

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U.S. to deport 7,000 Ghanaians – Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson announced Thursday that President Trump administration is set to deport seven thousand Ghanaians who have abused the terms of their Visa. “In fact about 7000 of them are currently at different stages of the deportation process. And we are not apologetic about that,” Robert P. Jackson said. The […]

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Ivory coast and Ghana to increase cocoa processing capacity and price

World’s top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana will boost ties to coordinate production strategies to tackle price volatility in the two west-African nations, Reuters reported on Wednesday. According to the heads of the two country’s marketing boards, plans are underway to hold regular meetings and to discuss how best to manage production and ensure […]

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Senegal: farmers struggle to sell over 6k tons of local rice

The Senegalese government has unveiled plans to suspend the importation of foreign rice to allow the marketing of local produced rice as more than 6,200 tons of local rice stocks are struggling to find buyers  in the west-African nation. The country currently imports low-quality, cheap rice from Asia that consumers generally prefer to the locally […]

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Ghana gospel singer wins top award for first time in 17 years

Ghana Gospel music singer Joseph Oscar Mettle was crowned this weekend, Artiste of the Year in Ghana, making history as the first gospel singer to win the Award in 17 years. Although the West African nation is a Christian dominated country, it’s the first time for a gospel musician to rise up to the ultimate […]

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Ghana’s president appoints new Central Bank Governor

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison as Governor of the Bank of Ghana following the resignation of Abdul Nashiru Issahaku. Issahaku, 55, is leaving the post for “personal reasons,” the presidency said in a statement. He tendered his resignation following a year in the job and three months […]

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