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Ghana: Country’s economy fell by 3% due to Covid 19

It is a sad first in 37 years: Ghana’s economy fell by 3% in the second quarter of 2020, hard hit by the restrictive measures put in place to contain the Covid-19 epidemic. A country known for its stability and its important exports of gold, oil and cocoa, Ghana saw its economy contract by 3.2% […]

Football: CAF announces new date for semi-finals and finals of the Champions League and Confederation Cup

The semi-finals and finals of the Champions League and Confederation Cup have been postponed by one month because of the Covid-19 pandemic, said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on September 10, 2020. It is not really a surprise: the end of the 2019-2020 African Club Cup will not take place on the dates announced […]

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ECOWAS: The common currency will not be for 2020

This common currency for the countries of the Economic Community of West Africa was to come into force in 2020. This launch has been postponed. The summit of heads of state of the region this Monday in Niamey took note of this. Countries must now develop a new roadmap. No advanced date for the moment. […]

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Morocco: The country on the brink of being overwhelmed by the Covid-19

Moroccan Minister of Health warned that the country “is at risk of being overwhelmed by the COVID-19 virus” as Morocco recorded on Sunday, September 6, more than 2,000 new cases of contamination, 42% of which in the Casablanca region. New preventive measures were therefore imposed on the economic capital: curfew at 22h, and closure of […]

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Coronavirus: South African economy highly affected

It is a figure that confirms South Africa’s difficulties. In the second quarter of this year, gross domestic product collapsed by 51%. This is unprecedented in the history of the continent’s most developed economy. Although activity has been picking up since June, it remains an unprecedented crisis with a recession for the whole year estimated […]

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The 57th ECOWAS Summit opens this morning in Niamey

Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States are meeting this Monday, September 7 in Niamey. The meeting will be devoted to the political and security situation in the region. This Summit is the first to physically bring together the Heads of State and Government of the Sub-Regional Organization since the outbreak […]

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South Africa: Health workers protest against their working conditions amidst pandemic

About a hundred health workers gathered Thursday in front of the presidential buildings in Pretoria to demand better working conditions and a pay increase. They regret that the government is not paying more attention to their demands, despite the fact that they have been at the forefront of the coronavirus epidemic in a country that […]

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Covid-19: Morocco’s King talks with China’s Pdt on partnership to fight pandemic

Partnership between Morocco and China in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was among the major topics discussed during a telephone conversation held on Monday between King Mohammed VI and president Xi Jinping. The phone call was an occasion to thank China for its support to the strong preventive measures taken by Morocco to prevent […]

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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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Uganda: The country recalls its ambassador to Denmark because of financial scandal over Covid-19 funds

Uganda recalled its ambassador to Denmark and her deputy after the release of a recording suggesting that the two diplomats conspired during a videoconference to share funds to address the Covid-19 crisis. During the videoconference, a video of which circulated on social networks, Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani, her deputy and other members of the diplomatic staff […]

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