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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.
Algeria: business tycoon close to Bouteflika in custody on graft charges

Algeria: business tycoon close to Bouteflika in custody on graft charges

A court in capital Algiers Monday has ordered the detention of a business tycoon close to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on corruption charges. Mahieddine Tahkout, owner of Cima Motors, is accused of receiving favor from the National Agency of Development and Investment (ANDI), the University Student Welfare Authority (ONOU) and Algiers urban and sub-urban transport […]

Two African nations take seats on UN Security Council

Two African nations take seats on UN Security Council

Niger and Tunisia will join the United Nations’ Security Council as of Januray 2020 for a two-year period as non-permanent members. Seven candidates ran for five seats including Viet Nam, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, El Salvador, Estonia and Romania. The vote took place on 7 June at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New […]

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Sudan: TMC U-turn

In Sudan, the military council on Tuesday announced that it had decided to cancel all that had been previously agreed with civilians about the country’s transition and that elections will be held within nine months. The coup leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in a statement broadcast on state television early on Tuesday, said the election […]

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Rwanda to launch a 2000-unit social housing project

Rwanda plans to build at least 2,000 affordable housing units, under a joint venture between Shelter Afrique, a pan-African housing finance institution, and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). The project, worth $131 million, is developed by Rugarama Park Estate and Remote Group. It will have public parks, community buildings, shops and a market place. […]

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France allocates Togo €14 million for waste management

The French Development Agency (AFD) approved €14 million in funding to the municipality of Lomé, to improve waste management in Togo’s capital. Lomé, a city of more than 1.4 million inhabitants, suffers from waste pollution problems. The capital city has only one landfill at Agoè Nyivé, where more than 280,000 tons of waste are sent […]

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Africa’s free trade zone on the rails

The African free-trade zone came into effect on Thursday after the 22nd member country of the AU ratified the treaty last month, thus paving the way for the founding of the AfCFTA. The African Union (AU) hopes the agreement will create a continental $2.5 trillion market of 1.2 billion people and will be the biggest […]

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South Africa: Italy-based power generation company to build a 140 MW wind farm

In South Africa, Enel Green Power RSA, a subsidiary of an Italian power generation and distribution group, has announced the commencement of construction of a wind farm in the Eastern Cape province. The plant according to the independent power producer (IPP) Enel, will have a daily capacity of 140 MW and commissioned in the second […]

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Kenya: President Kenyatta’s housing project attracts $30bln investment

The affordable housing agenda of President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has received investment offer of almost $30 billion (Sh3 trillion), way above the target of Sh2 trillion, principal Secretary, Housing Urban Development Charles Higa said. The project, which is part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda, is expected to deliver one million housing units […]

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South African companies eye investment in Angola’s oil sector

South African companies eye investment in Angola’s oil sector

The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is eyeing more investment in the Angola oil and gas sector to strengthen existing relations between the two countries and aid in the formation of commercial partnerships and joint ventures. According to Niall Kramer, CEO of SAOGA, the oil-rich southern African nation remains a strategic and significant […]

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Algeria: Two candidates registered for presidential election, what next?

In Algeria, two unknown opposition figures have registered for the country’s July 4 presidential election, the Constitutional Council announced on Sunday. The public radio had reported earlier that the deadline had passed without any candidacy. According to the Constitutional Council, the two candidates are Abdelhakim Hamadi and Hamid Touahri, both unknown figures to the public. […]

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