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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.

CAR: Militia infighting kills about 40

CAR: Militia infighting kills about 40

In Central African Republic (CAR), clashes between armed groups have killed 38 people and forced several hundreds out from their homes, local authorities said on Tuesday. According to the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSCA, the clashes broke out on Saturday in the eastern town of Bria between different ethnic factions of the ex-Seleka […]

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Egyptian court gives life sentence for IS-linked militants

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 37 people to jail for joining or supporting the Islamic State (IS) group in the Sinai Peninsula. The defendants were accused of planning attacks and spreading IS ideology. Eight of them were handed life sentences. Egypt has for years been struggling to contain an Islamic insurgency spearheaded by a […]

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Seven million Ethiopians in need of food aid

Some seven million people in Ethiopia are in need of humanitarian aid, including emergency food assistance, according to the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC). About 2.4 million people, or 39 percent of the total population, in Ethiopia’s Somali region are also expected to require humanitarian assistance in the course of 2020, followed by the […]

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Gambia launches crackdown on group calling for President to step down

Police in the Gambia has arrested over 130 people and injured more than two dozen as protests calling for President Adama Barrow to step down turned violent. Barrow came to power after a 2016 election, ending 22 years of authoritarian rule by Yahya Jammeh. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreed by the opposition coalition in […]

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Somalia, world’s most corrupt nation – Report

Transparency International has released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) this week and Sub-Saharan Africa is perceived among the most corrupt regions with an average score of 32. Overall, more than two thirds of the world’s countries – along with many of the most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in […]

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Tanzanian: Magufuli sacks home affairs minister over fraud

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has fired his home affairs minister Kangi Lugola on Thursday, accusing him of mismanaging a $452 million fire department contract. President John Magufuli said the home affairs ministry, under Kangi Lugola, had signed a contract with a Romanian company without notifying the finance ministry or seeking approval from the parliament. He […]

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Comoros ruling party wins majority in boycotted legislative polls

Comoros’s ruling party has won an absolute majority in the first round of legislative elections boycotted by the country’s opposition. The Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros (CRC) won 17 out of 24 legislative seats, while two other seats went to parties in the presidential coalition. Opposition parties stayed away from the weekend contest […]

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U.N. chief calls Libyan factions to firm up ceasefire deal

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday urged Libya’s warring parties to quickly conclude a ceasefire agreement. The Council call comes after a warning that the conflict that has spiraled into a proxy war risks becoming the “next Syria.” This month has seen several failed attempts by foreign powers to broker a ceasefire in Libya. […]

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Angola: Government vows to bring back Isabel dos Santos

Prosecutors in Luanda said they will use ‘all possible’ means to force return of businesswoman and daughter of ex-president, Isabel dos Santos, who built a business empire worth an estimated $2bn. Isabel’s wealth was revealed by the Luanda Leaks, a trove of 715,000 emails, charts, contracts, audits, and accounts that help explain how Dos Santos […]

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Sudan: Grenade explosion kills at least five people in Khartoum

A grenade explosion at a wedding party in capital Khartoum on Monday killed at least five people, Turkish news agency Anadolu reports. The blast, according to the health ministry, occurred in the Shegla neighborhood of Khartoum’s al-Haj Youssef district due to a fight between two people, with one of them throwing a grenade. At least […]

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