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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.

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 […]

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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Namibia, Angola to build cross-border dam

Angola and Namibia have signed bilateral agreements for the construction of a cross border Baynes hydroelectric dam. Construction of the Baynes hydroelectric dam falls within Angola’s Energy 2025 Vision, which centers on creating increased capacity and distribution capabilities, supported by new renewables and private sector investment in new power generation projects. The planned hydroelectric dam […]

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COVID-19 : Zimbabwe to face mass starvation—UN

The United Nations food agency said on Wednesday it needed $130 million to fund emergency operations in Zimbabwe. “With most Zimbabweans already struggling to put food on the table, the COVID-19 pandemic risks even wider and deeper desperation,” Eddie Rowe, World Food Programme director for Zimbabwe, said in a statement. “We must all do our […]

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COVID-19: Africa records 59,393 cases, curfews extended, funds set up to fight the outbreak

Africa has now more than over 59,390 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, according to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control. The continent has rising cases with only three countries holding out as of April 6. Nigeria, Africa’s biggest nation, has 209 confirmed cases of coronavirus […]

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