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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.

Angola deports 300 Congolese illegal immigrants, jails dozens

Some 300 Congolese illegal immigrants have been deported from Angola by the security forces of the oil-rich nation over the last weeks. The deportees, who were living in the northern province of Cabinda, were repatriated through three borders shared with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville, Angolan state-run news agency Angop reports.   […]

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Zambia’s economy to post 4.3 % growth in 2017

Zambia’s economy will grow by 4.3 percent this year from around 3.2 percent last year supported by better agricultural output, improved electricity generation and higher mining production, Finance Minister Felix Mutati said on Tuesday. The Finance Minister’s statement comes weeks after the International Monetary Fund announced the possibility of granting Zambia a credit facility of […]

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Ghana: Constance Ama makes history as first female Brigadier General

Ghana Armed Forces now boast the first female Brigadier General in the person of Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu, the state-run Daily Graphic newspaper reports. Four decades after entering the army, Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu has made history. She has risen through the ranks to become the first female Brigadier-General of the Armed Forces in the […]

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Ethiopia: Call for probe on protests crackdown

Thirty-eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Monday, called on the European Union to take action on the protest crackdown reported in three states of Ethiopia in 2016. The MEPs of the continental bloc have also asked for action on ‘‘the continuing systematic sexual violence against ethnic minority women across the country, as well […]

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Ghana’s first satellite, GhanaSat 1, enters Orbit

Ghana has successfully launched its first satellite developed by local students into the space. GhanaSat 1 was designed by students in Ghana led by Benjamin Bonsu, a PhD student in Applied Science for System Engineering, Joseph Quansah and Ernest Teye Matey. The satellite successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida-USA was released and deployed […]

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Ghana: 14 gold miners missing in collapsed pit

At least 14 people were missing and feared dead after an illegal gold mine in western Ghana collapsed on Tuesday, local media reported. Some 14 out of the 19 small-scale miners were trapped and are yet to be rescued from the over 80 feet deep pit. Five of the illegal miners that were trapped managed […]

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South Sudan: Machar snubs call to join national dialogue

South Sudanese armed opposition, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement SPLM-IO, will not join the country’s National Dialogue process initiated by President Salva Kiir, exiled former deputy president and leader of the SPLM-IO, Riek Machar said. In a letter sent to the National Dialogue Committee, Machar indicated that the National Dialogue is not their focus but rather […]

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Togo to join Commonwealth despite poor standards of democracy

The Commonwealth officials have completed a 4-day visit to Togo, as the West African tiny nation plans to join the organization as a member state, the Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Dussey said on Tuesday. According to Robert Dussey, Commonwealth officials are unfamiliar with the functioning of Francophone countries and they need to understand, analyze to […]

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Ghana welcomes 70 deportees from USA

Seventy Ghanaian immigrants deported from the United States for visa-related offences arrived in Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on Wednesday. The all-male deportees arrived in handcuffs before they were handed over to local authorities. Speaking to reporters gathered at the airport, some of the deportees said they were handcuffed and sent to prison for eighteen months […]

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Morocco’s Ciments de l’Afrique opens new cement plant in Chad

The Moroccan cement giant Ciments de l’Afrique group (CIMAF) has officially inaugurated a new cement plant in Chad this week as the group, led by the Moroccan Businessman Anas Séfrioui, continues its expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa. This new unit, located in the Lamadji district at the northern exit of the Chadian capital N’djamena, will start […]

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