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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.

Ebola vaccine approved in 4 African countries

Four African countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia – have licensed an Ebola vaccine that can now be distributed. “The approval of the Ebola vaccine by these countries is another milestone in the fight against this unforgiving disease,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Africa has rallied to cement […]

Tanzania inks $1.46 billion loan for regional railway project

Tanzania has signed a $1.46 billion loan agreement with Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania to fund the construction of a standard gauge railway in the East African nation. The Finance and Planning Ministry and Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania said in a statement late on Thursday the funding will be for building a 550 km section of […]

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UNFPA donates $540k in reproductive health supplies to Namibia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated Namibia reproductive health supplies and basic medical equipment worth over $540,000. According to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services, the donation will be distributed to various regions across the country. The move aims to help decrease the number of unplanned pregnancies, especially among rural women. […]

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Sudan to hand ICC Darfur crimes culprits

The government of Sudan and rebel groups in Darfur agreed on Tuesday that all those wanted by the International Criminal Court should appear before the tribunal, including ousted President Omar al-Bashir. Information Minister Faisal Saleh did not specifically name him when announcing the move, but said the decision applied to all five Sudanese suspects wanted […]

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Uganda: Chinese Firm Seeks to Build Dam on Nile River

In Uganda, Chinese firm POWERCHINA International Group Limited (PIGL) has requested for a license to develop a $1.4bn Hydroelectric Power Station. According to their application, the Chinese firm plans to raise funds for the project through a 25-75 percent mix of equity and debt. If approved, the plant will expand the East African country’s power […]

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West African countries to investigate Nigeria border closure

West African countries have agreed to investigate the impact of Nigeria’s decision last year to close off its land borders to trade, Nigeria’s presidency said on Monday. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has shut his country’s border last year with neighboring countries, Benin Republic and Niger. Africa’s most populous nation has banned the import and export […]

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Ramaphosa, AU leaders to end regional conflicts

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has officially taken over as African Union chair for the year 2020. In his acceptance speech, the south African leader said Libya and South Sudan are the two conflicts he wants to focus on during his tenure. “We will focus our efforts on conflict resolution across the African continent, especially […]

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UN chief wants Sudan dropped from terror list

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has told African leaders that it’s time to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Addressing the annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Guterres said the UN would drum up international support that would enable the country to overcome its challenges. The US government added […]

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Oil-rich Equatorial Guinea gifts China $2m to fight coronavirus outbreak

The government Equatorial Guinea has announced that the oil-rich country is to donate $2m to aid its “sister nation” China as it battles the coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed 636 people. The decision was made at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday and is intended as a show of “support and solidarity” to one […]

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Togo: Presidential election campaign kicks-off with 7 contenders

The campaign for Togo’s 22 February presidential election begins on Thursday and will run for two weeks, according to a schedule issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). The significance of the February 22 vote is that it will be the first presidential polls after constitutional changes induced by anti-government protests which started three […]

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