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Côte d’Ivoire: Six journalists arrested over ‘false news’

Six journalists have been arrested in Côte d’Ivoire over the weekend for “spreading false information” about a mutiny by security forces in the West African nation. Demobilized soldiers in the country have launched mutinies in a coastal city last week, bringing the threat of unrest back to Africa’s fastest-growing economy. The mutiny follows protests across […]

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Fresh Mutiny in Côte d’Ivoire as 8,400 Troops Await $19,476 Bonus

Heavy gunfire erupted in the Ivorian coastal town of Adiake on Tuesday, where disgruntled soldiers fired their weapons into the air, local media reported. “Gunfire began earlier in the Special Forces’ camp and then the town began panicking as armed soldiers left the barracks,” Reuters quoted a resident as saying. A spokesman for the army […]

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AFCON: Atlas Lions kick out Reigning Champions, Reach Knock-out Stage

Morocco Tuesday night stunned African Cup Nations reigning champions as they trashed Côte d’Ivoire’s hope and marched towards the coming stage. The features to decide which of the four teams in group C will make it to the knock-out stage left spectators disillusioned as competition favorite Côte d’Ivoire failed to overcome the Moroccan players. After […]

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Ghana’s Nuclear Energy Efforts Commended by IAEA

Experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) on Monday commended Ghana for its preparation so far for nuclear energy. “Ghana has established effective mechanisms to involve a wide and comprehensive range of national stakeholders in the relevant activities,” the experts indicated after an eight-day peer review […]

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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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