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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.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mané named African Footballer of the Year for first time

Sadio Mané has been crowned 2019 CAF African Player of the Year. The speedster edged Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah – winner in 2017 and 2018 – and Algeria’s attacker Riyad Mahrez to the prestigious award The Senegal forward received his award from the four-time winner Samuel Eto’o at a star-studded ceremony in the Red Sea […]

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Ivorian president does not rule out running for third term

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire on Monday announced his plan to propose “modifications” to the country’s constitution. In remarks to foreign diplomats, Ouattara, who has not yet announced whether he will be a candidate in October, said, “In the first quarter of the year, I will put to parliament proposals for modifications to the […]

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Nigeria, Cameroon hit by deadly bomb attack

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed in the northeastern state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge Monday. According to local sources, the bomb detonated on a crowded market on a bridge connecting the Nigerian town of Gamboru and Cameroon’s Fotokol. Authorities said more than 35 other people, including […]

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Nigeria: Police on high alert as Shiites react to US killing of Iranian commander

In Nigeria, the Islamic Movement (IMN) or Shiites “has strongly condemned the provocative airstrike”, ordered by US President Donald Trump. The airstrike led to the death of Iranian top General and Guards Commander, Quaseem Soleimani and Iraqi Commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.   Nigerian Police have been placed on a heightened state since the incident. The […]

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Guinea-Bissau’s President-elect visits Senegal, Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria

President-elect of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo has started a regional tour to boost ties with his regional counterparts.   In Senegal, first stop since he was announced the winner of the election rerun last week, Mr. Embalo met with president Macky Sall in what the Senegalese presidency said was: “A sign of recognition for the […]

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Buhari pledges to step down at end of second term

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he will be stepping down when his second term in office ends in 2023. There has been increased tension in Nigeria in the past few weeks after reports made news of back-door discussions on the president’s decision to remain in power, especially that Buhari has a history of disobeying court […]

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Angolan court orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos’ assets

A court in Angola has ordered the seizure of the assets and bank accounts of the billionaire daughter of ex-President José Eduardo dos Santos. Called “Africa’s wealthiest woman”, Isabel dos Santos amassed a fortune estimated at more than $2 billion through stakes in Angolan companies including banks and the telecoms firm Unitel, earning her the […]

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Arab League warns against ‘foreign interference’ in Libya

The Arab League has warned against deployment of foreign fighters in Libya. In an emergency meeting in Cairo Tuesday, the council of the League urged the warring sides in Libya not to do anything that might enable the deployment of foreign fighters in the country. They expressed “serious concern over the military escalation further aggravating […]

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Uganda to borrow $1.89 billion amid looming debt crisis

Uganda said it plans to borrow about $1.89 billion from external lenders in the 2020/2021 fiscal year to partly finance its budget. According to the finance ministry, the funds will be in the “form of concessional and non-concessional” credit. Economic growth in 2020/2021 would stand at 6.2 per cent, driven by higher productivity in manufacturing, […]

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Somalia: Car bomb leaves 79 people dead; UNSG condemns a horrendous attack

A car bomb exploded Saturday at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, leaving at least 79 people dead and scores more wounded. Many of the victims were students. Other civilians and soldiers are among the dead, police said. UN chief António Guterres has condemned the attack that he described as “a horrendous crime”, […]

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