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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.

African-Israeli summit postponed as political crisis deepens in Togo

Togo’s embattled president Faure Gnassingbé has requested the cancellation of an Israeli-Africa summit scheduled for October, as the West African nation has been experiencing unrest in recent days, with thousands of protesters demanding presidential term limits and constitutional reforms. According to Israeli Foreign Ministry, the decision had come at the request of Togo’s president, Faure […]

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Ghana launches free High School program for 400,000 students

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday launched his government’s flagship education program, Free Senior High School, to enroll about 424,092 students during the 2017/2018 academic year. The Policy seeks to increase access to Secondary Education by removing the burden of paying fees from parents. The free SHS and vocational education and training (TVET) program is […]

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Togo must respond to “protesters’ expectations” – UN

The United Nations envoy to the West African region urged authorities in Togo to respond to people’s “legitimate expectations” as demonstrations in the tiny nation called for President Faure Gnassingbé to step down and end a five decade dynasty that saw his father rule the country for 38 years. “I remain convinced that all parties […]

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Accra Hosts first ministerial meeting of Compact with Africa

Finance Ministers from the African Countries forming the Compact with Africa (CWA) held their first meeting Wednesday in Accra, Ghana. The CWA meeting was devoted to examining the key role that the Compact can play in the agendas of the collective economic transformation of the continent and means to overcome some of the challenges facing […]

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Burundi: UN independent panel calls for ICC probe into possible crimes against humanity

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, which concluded that serious human rights violations, including executions and sexual violence, are continuing in Burundi with impunity, said it is asking the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into possible crimes against humanity. The commission is also asking the African Union to retake the initiative […]

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Nigeria seizes $21mln and property of former oil minister

Nigerian authorities have seized about $21 million and property belonging to former Nigerian Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke amid public Fund embezzlement and corruption scandals in the West African nation. The seizure comes after an investigation conducted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to the commission, accounts were opened in local banks by […]

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Mauritania: Police experts of the G5 Sahel countries boost cooperation

About 32 senior executives of the Sahel multinational military force known as “G5 Sahel” last week, met in Mauritania’s Capital Nouakchott to strengthen police cooperation in the terrorism-stricken region. Leaders of Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, earlier last month, established the G5 Sahel force to operate in coordination with French troops and MINUSMA, […]

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Togo: Opposition calls for “Ghost Towns, Ghana issues travel alert

Togolese opposition parties gathered in the Combat for Political Change (CAP 2015) and the Pan-African National Party (PNP) called for “Ghost Towns” this Friday (August 25) across the country to pay tribute to victims of recent protests against the 50-year long ruling dynasty. About seven protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo last […]

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Bloody weekend in Togo: Police kills 7 amid protests against ruling dynasty

About seven opposition protesters were killed and several others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire with live bullets to quell anti-Gnassingbé demonstrations in the capital Lomé and four other cities in the tiny West African nation. The opposition party, Parti National Panafricain (PNP), which called for the protest, is demanding the […]

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Mauritania: Critic of President to be indicted for corruption

Former senate member Mohamed Ould Ghada, who is one of the harsh critics of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, will be sued for corruption, the office of Public Prosecutor announced Friday few days after the arrest of the opposition figure. Ghada was arrested in his house last week by men in plain clothes after being […]

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