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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.

Ghazouani sworn-in as new president of Mauritania

Ghazouani sworn-in as new president of Mauritania

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was sworn-in Thursday as Mauritania’s new president for a five-year term. The inauguration was attended by the heads of states of 12 African countries along with delegations from several Arab and European countries. The United States has also sent a delegation led by John Deaver Alexander III, Senior Advisor for Energy, Overseas […]

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China Yunhong Group to invest over $300 million in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Chinese industrial giant, China Yunhong Group plans to invest about 200 billion FCFA (about $336.6 million) over the next five years in the West African nation. The information was disclosed during a meeting between the company’s CEO, Li Yubao, and President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. Li Yubao said his group’s planned investments […]

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Benin to modernize its 300-hectare transit port

Benin to modernize its 300-hectare transit port

The government of Benin has announced plans to upgrade its major port in capital Cotonou to make it more competitive, reported AFP news agency. The 300-hectare transit port is the economic heart of Benin, handling an annual freight volume of around 12 million tons. It contributes more than 60% of GDP and mobilizes more than […]

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China lifts its beef ban on South Africa

China lifts its beef ban on South Africa

outh Africa has resumed beef exports to China after an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Vhembe, a northern district of Limpopo province halted trade. In January, The World Organization for Animal Health has officially suspended South Africa temporarily as an exporting country until the affected area is free of […]

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Mozambique government, rebels to (finally) ink peace deal

Mozambican leaders will sign a peace agreement on Thursday to put a formal end to three decades of military hostilities in the southern African nation. The ruling party and Renamo fought on opposing sides of the 16-year conflict that killed an estimated 1 million people before a peace accord ended the fighting in 1992. The […]

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Ghana revises fiscal deficit, plans to upgrade cocoa roads

Ghana revises fiscal deficit, plans to upgrade cocoa roads

Ghana Finance Minister announced that the government has resumed work on cocoa roads in the west African nation. In the Mid-year Budget Review in Parliament, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister has announced that the government is seeking to ensure rapid expansion of infrastructure in an integrated manner to transform the economic and social lives of […]

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Niger to open export-processing zone

Niger has announced a plan to set up an export-processing zone to become more attractive and indirectly increase its economic comfort. According to communiqué released by the government, the main interest in creating a free zone in Niger is to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty. “The development of a free zone is an important […]

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South Africa: unemployment hits 29%, 11-year high

South Africa: unemployment hits 29%, 11-year high

Unemployment rate in South Africa has jumped to its highest since the global financial crisis more than a decade ago, data showed on Tuesday. The increase in joblessness was preceded by a sharp rise in jobless claims from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) between 2018 and 2019. Claims rose 21% to 9.2 billion rand, the […]

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Nigerian police frees four abducted Turks

The Nigerian police have secured the release of four Turkish construction workers kidnapped one week ago. Police spokesman, Frank Mba, told AFP Sunday, the four Turkish nationals were in “good health”. Police, according to Frank Mba, detained three suspects and seized one AK-47 rifle in an operation on Friday to free the men. Gunmen according […]

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Liberia President George Weah eyes new agricultural bank

Liberia’s President George Weah has announced that his government was contemplating the establishment of an agricultural bank. He underlined that his government is committed to transform the lives of Liberians through decisive implementation of the national development framework, the pro-poor agenda for prosperity and development. According to AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, the African Development Bank […]

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