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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.

Coronavirus: Gabon closes borders with Cameroon, Benin earmarks $12mln to combat the virus

Coronavirus: Gabon closes borders with Cameroon, Benin earmarks $12mln to combat the virus

The authorities in Gabon have ‘temporarily’ closed a part of the country’s borders with neighboring Cameroon.   Gabon restricted movement especially at its northern borders with Cameroon following the announcement of first coronavirus cases in the country. Cameroon has two confirmed cases of the disease, so far the only Central African country affected.   According […]

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Sudan’s PM survived ‘terror attack’ in capital

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy as he headed to work on Monday, local media reported.   Abdalla Hamdok, in a brief statement on Twitter, said, “Rest assured that what happened today will not stand in the way of our transition, instead it is an additional push to […]

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DRC spy chief Delphin Kahimbi died by hanging – President

An inquiry into the death of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s spy chief has found that he died by hanging.   At a weekly cabinet meeting on Friday, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said the United Nations peacekeeping force had asked him to conduct an independent investigation into Delphin Kahimbi’s death. Delphin Kahimbi was found dead […]

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Egypt records first coronavirus death in Africa

Africa has recorded its first fatality of the coronavirus outbreak. The victim is a German tourist who was under treatment in Egypt.   The 60-year-old had arrived in Egypt a week ago and complained of a fever. He was taken to a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada for treatment where he was […]

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Kenya: AfDB approves $150 million to electrify 250,000 households

The Kenyan the government has recently secured $150 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB). According to the financial institution, the funds will provide solar energy to 250,000 households in 14 counties, suffering from poor access to electricity. The solar grids that will be installed will also provide electricity to more than 800 public institutions. […]

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Nile dam saga: US Trump calls Egypt’s Sisi

US President Donald Trump has spoken with Egypt’s  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with regard to the ongoing dispute over the Grand Renaissance Dam being built in Ethiopia Washington has been hosting talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan – but Ethiopia skipped the latest round of negotiations last week. The East African nation accused the US of […]

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Zambia inks over $824 mln deal with China Railway

Zambia has signed a contract of more than $824 million with a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation to upgrade a rail line, the company said on Wednesday. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation will rehabilitate the railway line in southern Zambia over a period of eight years, China Railway said in a statement. Infrastructure development […]

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Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, others confirm first coronavirus cases

Health authorities in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria have confirmed first coronavirus cases in their respective countries.   The latest to announce their first cases Monday were Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.   Italy has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe and Africa. According to health authorities in both Morocco and Tunisia, […]

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Libya: Ghassan Salamé resigns as UN envoy

The UN’s special envoy for Libya has resigned amid efforts to bring peace in the North African country. According to Ghassan Salame, his efforts in Libya was damaging his health. “My health no longer allows this rate of stress”, the UN diplomat said on Twitter. Talks between the UN-backed government based in the capital, Tripoli, […]

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Sudan fires scores of diplomats linked to toppled leader

The government of Sudan has fired scores of diplomats for alleged links to the administration of ex-President Omar al-Bashir. The Empowerment Removal Committee was formed under a law introduced in November to dismantle the system built by Bashir. “One-hundred and nine ambassadors, diplomats and administrators were fired from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and those […]

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