Home » Entries posted by Emmanuel Agbenonwossi (Page 2)
Stories written by Emmanuel vitus
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: US special forces base, Italian army convoy attacked

Somali militants on Monday staged twin attacks on a base where US special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu.   The US base is located in the south of the East African nation, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Mogadishu.   […]

Read More

Tanzania starts mass repatriation of Burundian refugees

Tanzania starts mass repatriation of Burundian refugees

Burundi has announced a return of its refugees from Tanzania this week as part as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments. According to Nestor Bimenyimana, the Burundi government’s general manager for repatriation, about 1,000 refugees are in the first group. Burundi and Tanzania agreed in August that repatriations of 200,000 Burundi refugees in […]

Read More

Tanzania: WB releases $4.5 million for drinking water supply to 165 villages

The World Bank has awarded a $4.5 million grant to Tanzania to build drinking water supply networks using solar off-grid systems in rural areas. Only 50 percent of Tanzania’s population of 53 million have access to an improved source of safe water, and only 34 percent of Tanzania’s population has access to improved sanitation. Under […]

Read More

Cameroon: Pope Francis prays as “national dialogue” kicks off

Pope Francis has prayed on Sunday for the success of a national dialogue in Cameroon. Cameroon has started a “national dialogue” today in a bid to end the separatist conflict in the country’s Anglophone provinces, but key rebel leaders have already refused to participate. Addressing thousands of people at his weekly general audience in St. […]

Read More

New UN Human Rights Office to Open in Sudan

New UN Human Rights Office to Open in Sudan

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Asma Mohamed Abdalla have signed Wednesday at the UN headquarters in New York an agreement to open a UN Human Rights Office in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.   “With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important […]

Read More

Kenya gets $100 million from IFC, Water.org

Kenya gets $100 million from IFC, Water.org

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private sector financing subsidiary, and a US non-profit development aid organization, Water.org, have recently raised $100 million for Kenya. The funds are intended to cover part of the investments of Kenyan commercial banks in drinking water and sanitation projects in underserved areas. These funds are intended to […]

Read More

Ghana arrests suspects for plot against president

Ghana said police foiled a suspected coup d’état on Friday when they arrested three people believed to have been amassing makeshift bombs, weapons and computer equipment in a plot targeting the presidency.   According to authorities, the suspects created a group known as Take Action Ghana (TAG) whose objective was to mobilize young people for […]

Read More

Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

The Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO’s work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan – part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises. In such contexts, humanitarian interventions often focus on meeting immediate and urgent needs, like providing […]

Read More

African leaders to address UN delegates this week in New York

World leaders are gathering this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly, which this year opened in the United States with a whole lot of fanfare around climate change. This year’s theme is “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”. The theme is in line with the priorities set […]

Read More

Ghana Stock Exchange: more than half of listed firms registered losses

In Ghana, 20 out of 35 firms listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) have registered losses in their share values since January 1, 2019, local media reported. According to the Finder newspaper, the move has reduced the market capitalization of the Accra bourse with billions of losses for investors in equity. Only six stocks […]

Read More