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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.

Côte d’Ivoire: Towards a coalition of six political parties ahead of 2020 presidential elections

Ivorian head of state Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday agreed with opposition leader and former president, Henri Konan Bédié (HKB), to form a coalition of six political parties ahead of the 2020 presidential election. According to a communiqué released after the two leaders’ meeting, the President of Côte d’Ivoire and the President of the PDCI-RDA have […]

Ghana: A dancehall musician wins Artist of the Year

Ghana’s late dancehall musician Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng with stage name Ebony Reigns made history on Saturday by being the first female and the first artist to win the Artist of the Year award posthumously in Ghana. Her album Bonyfield also won “Album of the Year”, and her song Sponsor won “Afro Pop song of the […]

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“50 years is too long!” Togo ruling dynasty under fire (again)

Chanting “50 years is too long,” thousands of protesters took to the streets in Togo on Wednesday, against President Faure Gnassingbé and his government. The series of demonstrations against the ruling dynasty have been unfolding for 8 months in the West African tiny nation. A 14-member opposition coalition is calling for the resignation of Faure […]

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Ghana’s President breaks silence on Ghana-US military agreement

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday broke his silence on a controversial Ghana—United State military agreement, which has drawn attention to Ghana in the past few weeks. In an address to the nation, Akufo-Addo said the agreement, which was ratified by the Parliament a fortnight ago and has received the approval of Cabinet, […]

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Ghana: main opposition party official faces treason charges

The Deputy Secretary General of Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been arrested following a comment he made last week on a local radio in capital city Accra. Koku Anyidoho, has been charged with treason, and thus refused bail, following his summoning to the Criminal Investigations Department [CID] of the West […]

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Côte d’Ivoire ruling coalition wins senate vote, consolidates President’s power

The Ivorian ruling coalition has won the West African nation’s first senatorial elections, which were boycotted by the opposition. According to results published by the Independent Electoral Commission, the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) coalition won 50 out of the 66 seats contested. Those results must now be validated by the Constitutional […]

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Egyptians go to the polls to elect a new-old president

Egypt’s 60 million eligible voters have begun three days of voting on Monday to elect a new president, who will undoubtedly be the incumbent Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, who is running unchallenged after all credible opponents were prevented from getting on the ballot. The 2018 presidential election is the third poll to take place in Egypt […]

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Over 1,200 business leaders meet in Abidjan

The sixth edition of the Africa CEO Forum organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited, in Abidjan, brought together around 1,200 delegates including, heads of state, African and international CEO’s, investors, bankers and other stake holders who debated Africa’s economic transformation. Three African presidents, namely Alassane Ouattara of the host country, Côte d’Ivoire, […]

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Ivorian coffee stuck at ports after Algeria banned imports

Coffee is piling up at ports and warehouses in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s biggest coffee producer, 3 months after Algeria, its main buyer, banned the import of 900 products including coffee and other foodstuffs, part of measures to cut spending following a drop in earnings from oil and gas. According to several operators in the […]

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Nigeria’s kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed

Nigeria’s insurgent group Boko Haram on Wednesday morning returned 76 of the recently abducted school girls in the town of Dapachi in Nigeria’s Yobe State, the government confirmed. More than 110 schoolgirls were feared missing after the attack on the village of Dapachi in the Northeastern state of Yobe in Nigeria last month. A statement […]

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