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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.

Sudan: Army shots at anti-riot forces heralding a crack within armed forces

The Soudanese army Saturday opened fire on the anti-riot forces at the largest demonstration calling for the country’s President to step down. Sudan has been embroiled in political crisis since December with repeated demonstrations demanding President Omar al-Bashir to leave power. Saturday demonstration in capital Khartoum called by organizers took place around military headquarters of […]

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Angola: French group Total launches full-field production on Kaombo

French oil giant, Total has started production on the Kaombo Sul floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, offshore Angola, the company said in a press release on Tuesday. Located on Block 32, 260 km off the coast of Luanda, Kaombo Sul is expected to add 115,000 bopd and bring the overall production capacity to […]

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Guinea gets $106 million to develop off grid projects

In Guinea, the World Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) will support electrification projects in the capital city Conakry, and develop off grid in more remote areas. The World Bank and AFD have lent $50 million and $56 million respectively to the West African nation to rehabilitate and extend the electricity transmission network. The […]

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Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika (finally) resigns!

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned with immediate effect, after a two-decade rule, according to a statement relayed by the state news agency APS. The ailing 82-year-old leader announced he was stepping down, just hours after the army chief demanded immediate action to remove him from office. The announcement prompted celebrations in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, […]

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MALI to build 50 MW photovoltaic power plant with a World Bank $52 million loan

The Government of Mali has recently received close to $52 million for the construction of a 50 MW solar power plant under public-private partnership (PPP). The government of the West African country has given the temporary concession to PowerPro to develop the first phase of the project. The plant will be located in the Sikasso […]

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Mozambique-Cholera: Over 1,000 people infected, first death confirmed

As Cyclone Idai aftermath continues in Mozambique, already more than 1,000 people have been infected with cholera and at least one death was announced by the authorities. The storm hit Beira, one of the four largest cities in Mozambique, and its half-million inhabitants on March 14. Since then, the sanitary conditions remain very bad for […]

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Algeria’s Bouteflika to resign before April 28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28, state news agency APS said on Monday. The announcement comes a day after protest-hit Algerian president named a new government headed by recently appointed Noureddine Bedoui. Ailing Bouteflika, who has rarely been seen in public since a 2013 stroke, has come under […]

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DR Congo: Ebola outbreak kills nearly 700, spreading faster than ever

In Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. According to the UN body, each of the past two weeks has registered a record number of new cases, marking a sharp setback for efforts to respond to the outbreak. The number of cases […]

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Solar Energy: US to power 28 health clinics and 310 schools in Ghana

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is providing support for a detailed feasibility study for solar projects in Ghana, US Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan said. According to the US diplomat, a new partnership between the Ghanaian Strategic Security Systems International company and its subsidiary Strategic Power Solutions, and the US Company AEG […]

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Afdb approves €12.5 million investment in Adiwale Fund 1 targeting Francophone West Africa

The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Francophone West Africa. With a target fund size of €75 million, the Fund will take minority stakes in SMEs that are […]

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