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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.

South Africa: Carbon tax implementation expected this week

South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax will be implemented on 1 June 2019. The bill has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday. The carbon tax has already been postponed at least three times since first being mooted in 2010, after mining companies said it would erode profit. The tax will be introduced in […]

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U-turn: Asamoah Gyan backtracks on retirement

The Captain of the Ghana Black-Stars, Asamoah Gyan has backtracked from his decisions to retire from the Black Stars following an intervention from the President. In a statement, the former skipper said “I have spoken to President Akufo-Addo in good faith and will now make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah”. The President […]

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Cisco to train 1 million additional students by 2025 in Africa through its NetAcad program

Cisco has announced that it will train an additional one million students over the next five years in Africa through its Networking Academy Program (NetAcad). The company made the announcement during the Cisco Connect conference held in South Africa. During the next three years, Cisco says it will focus on training students. This will be […]

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Ghana: Fans applaud Ghana’s football captain following international retirement

Ghana: Fans applaud Ghana’s football captain following international retirement

Football fans across the world are paying tribute to Asamoah Gyan, the Black Stars’ all-time leader in appearances and goals, who announced his international retirement on Monday. The Kayserispor forward who made his debut in the national team more than 16 years ago has decided to hang up his international boots upon consultation with his […]

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Eswatini, a tiny kingdom with big renewable energy ambitions

The Energy Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Eswatini has launched a call for tenders for the production of 40 MW of solar energy by 2020 and 40 MW of electricity from biomass by 2021, local media reported. According to the Energy Regulatory Authority, the objective of the kingdom is to reduce Eswatini’s dependence on […]

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Tunisia expects to receive 9 million tourists in 2019

Tunisia expects to receive 9 million tourists in 2019

Tunisian government said it is expecting 9 million tourists in 2019. About 2 million people had visited the country as of May 10, 24% up from last year. The country seeks to attract 1 million French tourists, 640,000 Russian tourists, and 390,000 German tourists this season. Last month, the Minister of Tourism Rene Trabelsi said […]

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Nigeria donates $1m to cyclone-hit Mozambique, Malawi

The federal government of Nigeria has donated tons of medical supplies and half a million dollars to cyclone-stricken Mozambique and Malawi. Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama visited the two countries to hand over the assistance. In both countries, Onyeama stressed that the support was a show of brotherhood and solidarity at a critical time […]

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Mozambique Okays multi-million LNG project

Mozambique has approved the development of the multibillion-dollar Rovuma liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, ExxonMobil and ENI have confirmed. Exxon Mobil bought half of Eni’s 50 percent stake in the project two years ago for $2.8 billion. According to the president of Exxon, the development plan approval marks another significant step toward a final investment […]

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UAE investments in Egypt reach $6.66 billion in 2018

UAE investments in Egypt slightly went up in 2018 to reach $6.66 billion compared to $6.513 billion in 2017. The figures were disclosed by UAE ambassador to Cairo Gomaa Mubarak al-Junaibi during the fourth meeting of the UAE investors in Egypt. With a total of $6.66 billion investment last year, the UAE stands out as […]

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Microsoft launches $100m Development Centers in Africa

Tech giant Microsoft has launched a $100 million Africa Development Centre (ADC) with offices in Kenya and Nigeria. The program will support the recruitment of 100 full-time engineers by the end of the year, and 500 engineers by the end of 2023. The tech company is betting on African innovation in fields like fintech, agritech […]

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