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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.

Ghana grants refugee status to two ex-Guantanamo detainees

Two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred to Ghana by the United States in 2016 have been granted refugee status, the government said on Wednesday. The two former Guantanamo Bay detainees, both Yemeni nationals, would have to consent to be moved to a different country, Ghana Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has […]

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Nile Dam Saga: Ethiopia rejects World Bank mediation

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday rejected a call by Egypt for World Bank arbitration over the hydroelectric dam construction on the Nile. Egypt wants the World Bank to serve as a neutral party in the country’s lengthy but fruitless negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam. […]

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Ghana’s economy back on track – President

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Wednesday said he spent the past year stabilizing the economy, including clearing huge debt deals signed by his predecessor. The President who was speaking to the media on Wednesday, to mark his one year in office, said it has taken a lot of hard work from his economic team, led […]

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Guinea’s Alpha Condé recalls ambassador to Algiers

President Alpha Condé of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union has recalled his ambassador to Algeria because of the inhumane and condescending treatments faced by Guineans in the North African nation. Algerian authorities have been rounding up sub-Saharan Africans in and around Algiers and have deported more than 3,000 to Niger since August last […]

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Ghana: Three suspects arrested, ammunitions seized

Following the arrest of three men and the seizure of various kinds of explosives in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on Monday, the police have called the public to provide any information they may have on the suspects. Police has assured citizens regarding their safety as it commences investigations into how the Ghanaians, including an ISIS […]

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Towards a single air transport market in Africa

The African Union is planning to launch an African single air transport market with 40 plus countries expected to be signatories. So far, 23 African countries out of 54 have subscribed to the single African air transport market. In his New-Year address, the President of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mohamed, indicated that the […]

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Guinea: low water levels at Konkouré River cause power shortages

The government of Guinea says it is working around the clock to stabilize the energy situation in the country as the capital Conakry and major cities of the West African nation faced a massive power shortage in recent weeks. According to the government, the low-water levels at the Konkouré River, on which the Kaléta 240 […]

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Fresh anti-Gnassingbé protests kick-off in Togo

Supporters of a 14-member opposition coalition in Togo hit the streets with anti-government demonstrations in the capital Lomé and other towns of the tiny West African nation. The coalition is demanding the resignation of the incumbent president Faure Gnassingbé who succeeded his father Eyadema in 2005. Gnassignbe’s father ruled for nearly four decades, having initially […]

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Togo, only African country to back US position over Jerusalem

Togo, a tiny West African nation, is the only country on the African continent to have voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s political move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly repelled Trump’s decision in a resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority last week. The resolution in effect condemned President Trump’s […]

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Ghana: 57 Liberians arrested by Police after 32-day sit-in at UNHCR office

Fifty-seven Liberians in Ghana have been arrested by police in the capital city Accra, after besieging the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the West African nation for 32 days, demanding to be resettled in Europe. The group, including 35 women, five children and 17 men, had besieged the UNHCR […]

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