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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.

Africa economic conference 2018 opens in Kigali

The Africa Economic Conference opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali on Monday under the theme: “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s development.” The meeting aims at placing visa openness and infrastructure development at the center of Africa’s regional integration efforts. The annual Africa Economic Conference is the continent’s leading forum fostering dialogue and knowledge exchange […]

Morocco’s king visits Gabonese ailing president in Rabat

The King of Morocco Mohammed VI has called Monday on ailing Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba, who is recovering from a stroke in a military hospital in Rabat. Ali Bongo is currently in the North African Kingdom for medical recovery after his hospitalization in the King Fahd hospital in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, last month. […]

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Senegal’s Macky Sall, candidate for second presidential term

Senegalese President Macky Sall has been announced as candidate of the ruling coalition for the 2019 presidential elections in the West African nation At a ceremony held in the presence of thousands of his supporters at the Dakar arena, — a sports complex in the city of Daimnadio — on Saturday, the coalition of presidential […]

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Africa Day: EIB releases a new study on banking in Africa

The European Investment Bank has released its new study on banking in Africa. The report tittle “Banking in Africa: Delivering on Financial Inclusion, Supporting Financial Stability” was released on the sidelines of the Africa Day celebrated in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. This fourth edition analyses recent development in the African banking sectors, including through […]

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WAMU: Three Moroccan banks in the top 5

Three Moroccan banks have positioned themselves in the top 5 banking groups in the West African Monetary Union (WAMU), Ecofin news Agency reported. These are BMCE Bank Group, Attijariwafa Bank, and Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire. They made the move after making acquisitions in Mali, Senegal and Côte D’Ivoire. The Bank of Africa group, owned by […]

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Somalia: Ghanaian policewoman wins top UN Peacekeeping award

A Ghanaian policewoman on Monday won an International Female Police Peacekeeper Award from the United Nations Mission in Somalia. Chief Superintendent of Police, Mrs. Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei, was selected for the Award as her policing work directly and positively impacted the community and the host state police in Jubaland, Somalia, the UN said. According to […]

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Obama plotted my defeat in 2015 – Nigerian Goodluck Jonathan

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja, said he lost the 2015 general elections in Nigeria because of Barack Obama. The ex-president described the former US president as overbearing and ‘condescending’ in his message to Nigerians ahead of the election. He said Obama displayed an unusual level of bias during the 2015 elections, […]

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Ghana: Private sector jobs hit 208,620 in 2018 – Finance Minister

The private sector in Ghana has created more than 208,000 jobs in 2018, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, said on Thursday during his third major budget presentation before the Parliament. The Finance Minister said he culled the data from the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), which collects pension contributions for employees within the formal […]

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Gabon: Senate Speaker sworn- in as Acting President

The Speaker of the Gabonese Senate has been appointed by the Gabonese Constitutional Court to serve as Gabon’s acting head of state, local media reported. Lucie Milebou Aubusson, the speaker of the oil-rich nation’s parliament upper house, will replace Ali Bongo Ondimba as President, assuming the position of Gabon’s head of state, while the latter […]

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Ethiopia’s PM appoints a woman government spokesperson

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday appointed Billene Seyoum as Press Secretary and government spokesperson at the office of the Prime Minister. Billene who has extensive experience in communications & journalism held her first briefing for local and foreign journalists on Monday. She announced the issuance of access badges for media operating within the […]

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