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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.

Four traffickers arrested in Zimbabwe in possession of thirty-two chimpanzee specimens from southeastern DRC

Thirty-two live chimpanzee specimens from southeastern DRC were seized in Zimbabwe on Tuesday. They were headed to South Africa. According to the Congolese Environment Ministry, four traffickers, three Congolese and one Malawian, are under arrest in Zimbabwe. For the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature, ICCN, this trade in protected animals is a threat […]

AfDB: Akinwumi Adesina reelected president of the bank for five more years

The shareholders of the African Development Bank unanimously re-elected Akinwumi Adesina. The affair of the internal whistleblowers has therefore left no trace. Adesina therefore reappointed for a second term of five years. Africa hit hard by the economic crisis following the Covid-19 pandemic has therefore chosen not to jeopardize its main development tool. The ADB […]

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Togo: Former Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity led to his final resting place

Several African personalities joined the Togolese nation on Thursday 20 August to bid a final farewell to Edem Kodjo, who passed away on 11 April. After tributes to the son of the land a few days ago in his village, farewells to the great state clerk, diplomat and former Prime Minister took place in the […]

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Togo initiates a rapprochement with Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has been on the continent since Monday for a visit to Niger, Equatorial Guinea and Togo, where the Turkish diplomat spent a few hours to sign three agreements and announce the forthcoming opening of a Turkish embassy in Lomé. This is the first visit by a Turkish official of this […]

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Tanzania: John Magufuli seeks a new five-year term

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will seek a new five-year term. He was unanimously nominated this Saturday, July 11, to be the candidate of his party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), for the next presidential election. All the members of the CCM, the ruling party, voted for President John Magufuli, 60 years old and his party’s […]

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Worrying rise of Covid 19 cases in Benin

On May 25, the graphs showed an almost flat curve stretched over several weeks. Benin remained for a long time around 200 cases with 3 deaths. But fifteen days later, the country passed the 400 mark and the number of deaths rose to 5. The statistics of 20 June show 765 cases and 13 deaths, […]

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Cameroon President reappears after several weeks of absence

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, President Paul Biya of Cameroon did not appear publicly or on media. Many rumors circulated on his health until his reappearance on Thursday.   Paul Biya made his first public reappearance on Thursday 16 April. This was on the occasion of an audience granted to the French ambassador to […]

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IMF helps Ghana face economic fallout

As growth falters and the government’s financing needs expand, Ghana received an aid from the International Monetary Fund. The West African country which was promoting a big project called Ghana Beyond Aids could not face along the impact of the new pandemic on its economy. The IMF has approved a $1 billion (910-million-euro) aid package […]

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Locusts leave a million hungry in Ethiopia — UN

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says about a million people in Ethiopia are in need of food aid after swarms of locusts destroyed vast areas of farmland. The outbreak is the worst seen in Ethiopia and Somalia for 25 years and the worst infestation in Kenya for over 70 years. Djibouti, Eritrea South […]

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COVID-19: 111 Africans tested positive in China’s Guangzhou city

A total of 111 Africans in China’s southern city of Guangzhou had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Monday, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. According to Chen Zhiying, executive vice mayor of Guangzhou, 19 cases were imported. Some 4,553 African people in the city had undergone nucleic acid testing since April 4, […]

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