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ECOWAS, a Bullwark against Dictatorships in West Africa

The (ECOWAS) has grown steadily to acquire a political and military dimension besides its role in bolstering economic integration in the region. The recent intervention of the African sub-regional grouping to pressure the long-ruling Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to step down in recognition of his electoral defeat is but another shining example of the growing […]

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AFCON: Morocco Secures Chance to Qualify for Knock-out Stage

The Moroccan national football team Friday escaped debacle as it outclassed Togo in the second match of the group, a crucial stage to harness hope for potential qualification for knock-out stage. The 3-1 win over Emmanuel Adebayor-led Togo team did not come easy. Togo’s right wing Mathieu Dossevi scored an early goal messing Atlas Lions’ […]

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Morocco’s Platinum Power to Develop Hydropower Projects in Congo

Moroccan energy giant Platinum Power based in Casablanca has been picked to develop several hydropower projects in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to produce power for the country’s mine industry and local consumption, Moroccan media L’Economiste reports. The planned projects “will produce a total of 500 MW to meet the high energy demand of the […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Police Fires Teargas as Students Start Nationwide Strike

Security forces in Côte d’Ivoire on Monday, fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse protesting students as nationwide strikes intensified in the West-African nation. The strike comes less than a week after soldiers sealed off the main road into Bouake, the country’s second city, in what was thought to be an army mutiny over the […]

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Morocco, a Rising African Power- Africa Renewal Magazine

Morocco has been described as a major economic force in Sub-Saharan Africa in light of its large scale investments and growing political influence, writes Africa Renewal, a UN magazine, in its latest release. “Slowly and steadily, Morocco has been establishing itself as a major economic force in sub-Saharan Africa, even as it eyes gaining readmission […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Ouattara Names New Vice-President, PM

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire has appointed Amadou Gon Coulibaly as Prime Minister on Tuesday, few hours after he appointed his long-time ally Daniel Kablan Duncan for a newly created post of Vice-President in the West-African nation. Coulibaly must “propose a new government as soon as possible,” the presidency said in a statement. Speaking […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: President Fires Top Security Chiefs, PM Dissolves Gov’t

Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, on Monday fired three top security chiefs following a two-day mutiny by ex-rebels that brought him to power in the west-African nation. According to a statement released by Ouattara’s office, the three affected officers are the heads of the army, the police and the gendarmerie. The disturbances, which started in Bouake, […]

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Soldiers’ Mutiny in Côte d’Ivoire Over

Mutinous soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire have released the country’s Defense Minister and other government officials after detaining them for about two hours in a standoff over pay in the west-African nation. The mutiny began early on Friday when rebellious soldiers from one battalion erected barricades and seized Bouake, the country’s second largest city. Over the […]

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Côte d’Ivoire’s Cocoa Arrivals at Port Increase by 8%

Ivorian cocoa exporters estimated cocoa arrivals at ports of the West African nation at around 783,000 tons by Dec. 25 since the start of the season on Oct. 1. This is up 8.15 percent from the 724,000 tons over the same period of the previous season. Exporters estimated that about 83,000 tons of beans were […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Legislative Elections Campaign Begins

Campaigning began this weekend for the legislative elections in Côte d’Ivoire where some 1,337 candidates are vying for a seat in the 255-member National Assembly. The Parliamentary elections will be held on 18 December, 2016 following the approval of a new constitution in an October referendum. The opposition plans to use the legislative election to […]

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