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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.

DRC to liberalize 90% of African imports by 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo’s chief negotiator for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Floribert Kwete Mikobi, said that DRC will liberalize 90% of imports of goods and other services from other African countries by the year 2020. According to him, the mineral-rich nation will ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement and liberalize […]

Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to agree on cocoa export volumes from next year

Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire will jointly decide on the volume and timing of cocoa exports by August for the 2019/20 season, the head of Ghana’s Cocobod said on Wednesday. The world’s top two producers of cocoa have agreed to harmonize the forward sales of cocoa export contracts, a statement released by Ghana Cocobod and its […]

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US, Canada, Mexico to host World Cup 2026

The North American bid has won the hosting rights for the 2026 World Soccer Cup on Wednesday on a pledge of a record $11 billion in profits for world soccer governing body, FIFA. The combined bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada defeated its only challenger, Morocco, by a vote of 134-65. The USA-led […]

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Disgraced Ghana football president resigns from FIFA, CAF roles

Disgraced President of Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his roles at the FIFA council and CAF executive committee. The move comes after he has been captured on video allegedly accepting a $65,000 gift to participate in facilitating meetings with Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The film shows him apparently placing […]

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Corruption: Ghana Football Association dissolved

Ghanaian government on Thursday dissolved the country’s football association after claims, in an undercover documentary, of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials in the West African nation. According to a statement released by Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the government had decided to take immediate steps to have the Ghana Football Association dissolved because […]

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MTN Ghana finally launches IPO, raises target to $787 Million

Africa’s leading telecommunication company MTN has launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Ghana. The move has been described by industry players as historic in the West African nation. The IPO, which was launched by Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, will give a fraction of the business to Ghanaians by issuing some of its […]

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Senegal: amid fierce debate, MPs okay gas sharing agreement with Mauritania

The Senegalese parliament has approved a law authorizing the President of the Republic to ratify the intergovernmental cooperation agreement for the Grand Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field, which straddles Senegal maritime border with Mauritania. The agreement between the two West African nations was approved in Dakar by MPs amid a fierce debate. The gas field is estimated […]

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Ghana to make country food self-sufficient—President Akufo Addo

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo on Wednesday said plans are ongoing to make the West African nation food self-sufficient and reduce the huge food import bills. About 40 percent of Ghana food productions are lost annually due to difficulties in addressing post-harvest challenges according to the World Food Program. Speaking at the launch of Ghana […]

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Guinea: Ex-minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana appointed PM

Guinean President Alpha Conde on Monday appointed Ibrahima Kassory Fofana as Prime Minister, a week after the government resigned amid opposition parties’ protests over disputed polls. The new Prime Minister Fofana is the president of the Guinea for All (GPT) political party. He joined Conde’s government as a minister of public investment and relations with […]

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Ghana’s Cocoa Board seeks $1.5 billion loan from Exim Bank China

Ghana’s Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is currently in talks with Exim Bank China to secure a $1.5 billion loan to improve farms and install irrigation systems and other projects. The loan will mainly help to replant diseased and aged trees, build warehouses and cocoa roads to improve farmers’ income, and to provide irrigation in the face […]

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