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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.

Douala to become the financial hub of Central Africa

The heads of state of Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) in a meeting in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, decided to make Douala the financial center of the sub-region. According to the final communiqué of the one-day meeting, Libreville Stock Exchange, BVMAC, currently based in Gabon, will merge with the Douala Stock Exchange […]

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50 years after the Biafra war, Nigeria agrees to pay victims

50 years after the Biafra civil war, Nigeria’s government has accepted to pay $245million compensation to the victims, local media reported. According to papers of the court of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Court of Justice, the federal government of Africa’s most populous nation has agreed to pay the damages, following legal […]

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Nigeria: Buhari sacks top officials over missing funds

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday dismissed two top civil servants over graft allegations in Africa’s most populous nation. President Buhari had ordered the sacking of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, following a review of a panel report […]

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Niger reacts officially to Algeria’s massive deportation of sub-Saharans

The Nigerien government last weekend reacted to the massive deportation of its nationals by Algeria, in violation of the agreements between the two countries and of international conventions. Algerian authorities have deported about 950 sub-Saharan Africa migrants to Niger last week, according to officials and human rights groups. The North African nation has expelled 2,800 […]

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ECOWAS member states seek to harmonize national labor policies

Government representatives and social partners of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), gathered in Guinea’s capital Conakry last week, agreed on the harmonization of labor laws at the regional level. According to Albert Damantang Camara, Guinean Minister of Technical Education, Vocational Training, Employment and Labor, the lack of harmonization of national labor policies […]

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Ghana football icon Asamoah Gyan to operate Baby Jet Airlines

Ghana Black Stars’s Captain, Asamoah Gyan has obtained a license to operate an airline called Baby Jet airlines in the country, local media reports. Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo made the announcement when he opened the first Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition of West Africa at the Kotoka International Airport on Tuesday. Speaking to participants at the […]

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Ghanaian President to Mediate in Togo Crisis

Ghana’s President Nana Akuffo-Addo will hold, in coming days, discussions with 14 Togolese opposition parties on the ongoing political crisis that has claimed the lives of a dozen civilians and armed forces since August 19, 2017. According to Lomé-based newspaper L’Alternative, Nana Akuffo-Addo already met with Gilchrist Olympio, the country’s historical opponent and main challenger […]

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Ivorian President visits Ghana to boost cooperation ties

The Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has started a two-day official visit in Ghana on Monday, to deepen, as stated by Ghana’s Presidential office, the already strong relations that exist between the two West African nations, as well as explore other areas of mutually beneficial cooperation. Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, […]

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Togo: Angry protesters burn down several public buildings as political crisis worsens

Angry protesters in Togo have set ablaze government buildings and a police station late on Monday night in the country’s’ second largest city of Sokode, after the arrest of an Imam and opposition figure. The Imam, Alpha Alassane, a spiritual leader in the Muslim-dominated city was arrested by gendarmes for unknown reasons, local media reported. […]

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Ghana: Gas explosion kills score in capital city

Life is returning to normalcy in Ghana after a gas explosion in capital city Accra Saturday night killed about seven people and injured hundreds, while property worth millions of Cedis was destroyed. The fire also caught an adjacent filling station and set ablaze many vehicles at a nearby commercial buses hub. At least 6 fire […]

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