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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.

Ivorian President visits Ghana to boost cooperation ties

The Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has started a two-day official visit in Ghana on Monday, to deepen, as stated by Ghana’s Presidential office, the already strong relations that exist between the two West African nations, as well as explore other areas of mutually beneficial cooperation. Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, […]

Togo: Angry protesters burn down several public buildings as political crisis worsens

Angry protesters in Togo have set ablaze government buildings and a police station late on Monday night in the country’s’ second largest city of Sokode, after the arrest of an Imam and opposition figure. The Imam, Alpha Alassane, a spiritual leader in the Muslim-dominated city was arrested by gendarmes for unknown reasons, local media reported. […]

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Ghana: Gas explosion kills score in capital city

Life is returning to normalcy in Ghana after a gas explosion in capital city Accra Saturday night killed about seven people and injured hundreds, while property worth millions of Cedis was destroyed. The fire also caught an adjacent filling station and set ablaze many vehicles at a nearby commercial buses hub. At least 6 fire […]

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Fresh anti-Gnassingbé protests kicks-off today in Togo

Togolese opposition parties have started fresh anti-Gnassingbé protest on Wednesday, accusing the government of not responding favourably to their requests after the last series of protests last month. A government concession to introduce a two-term presidential limit through a constitutional amendment failed last month. The opposition rejected the draft bill to modify Article 59 of […]

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Cameroon: army kills separatists as Anglophone tension continues

Separatists in Anglophone regions of Cameroon on Sunday braved odds and police barriers to protest against perceived discrimination in favour of Cameroon’s francophone majority. At least seven people were killed as some of the separatists made a symbolic declaration of independence for “Ambazonia”, the imaginary Anglophone state they want to create.  The exiled activist Julius […]

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Cameroon separatists to declare independence on October 1

Secessionists in Cameroon restive southern and northern-west Anglophone regions will declare their independence on October 1, leaders of the group said in a statement. The group calling itself the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Governing Council said it has choose to declare the independence of the two formerly British administered regions of the country on 1 October […]

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Togo: 10-year-old boy killed, score injured in anti-Gnassingbé protest

The death of a 10-year old boy on Wednesday in the northern region of Togo brought to an end a bloody day in the West African tiny nation. Thousands of anti-Gnassingbé protesters in Togo on Wednesday hit the streets again calling for constitutional reform to reintroduce presidential term limits. In a statement broadcasted by the […]

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Togo: constitution bill fails to get sufficient backing from MPs

Togo will hold a referendum in the coming months to vote on presidential term limits after parliament on Tuesday failed to vote the amendment of the constitution. The government bill failed to get sufficient backing (4/5) to become law, as many opposition lawmakers were absent. Drama Dramani, the speaker of the parliament told lawmakers present […]

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Côte d’Ivoire eyes 100% coverage of drinking water by 2020

Côte d’Ivoire government is seeking about $2.4 billion to ensure access to safe drinking water for 100% of its population by 2020, Economic and Infrastructure minister, Dr Kouakou Amédée said. Launching a program called “Water for All”, the minister indicated that the program is to put an end to the water shortages in the West […]

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BCEAO projects WAEMU economy to grow 6.9% in 2017

The growth rate of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU, or UEMOA as it is known by its French acronym) is expected to reach 6.9%, while at the continental level, the growth rate will stand at around 3%, according to the forecasts of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of West […]

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