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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.

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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G20 Compact: Germany pledges €243 billion for Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week met 11 African heads of state, international organizations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched last year to encourage private investment in Africa. The G20 Compact with Africa was open to all African countries but so far only 11 have joined: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, […]

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Corruption: FIFA issues life ban for Ghana football boss

FIFA has barred Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi from any footballing activity for life and fined him CHF 500,000 for breaches of FIFA’s ethics code. The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee said the ban for life applied to “all football-related activities at both national and international level”. The ruling comes after the […]

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Niger: G5 Sahel countries unveil plans to ward off extremism

qhThe five-member countries of the regional G5 Sahel on Tuesday announced an ambitious program to ward off poverty, which they consider as the main cause of extremism in the region. Violent extremist organizations have expanded their ambitions, capacities, and geographical reach into the Sahel region in recent years. The implementation of the Program of Emergency […]

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Kenya: President Kenyatta tells CNN’s Quest he won’t seek 3rd term

huKenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Tuesday, refuted claims that his party is interested in amending the country’s constitution to allow him to stay in power after his second term in 2022. “I’m not interested in a third term, Kenyatta, told international broadcaster, CNN’s Richard Quest. He said he would not go for the Presidency again […]

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Russia not helping to stabilize CAR – French Defense Minister

French Defense Minister Florence Parly on Sunday told Pan-African weekly Magazine Jeune Afrique that Russia has been expanding influence in Central African Republic (CAR) over the past months, but is not likely to stabilize the war-torn former French colony. CAR, one of the world’s poorest countries, has been subjected to a UN Security Council arms […]

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