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Ghana: Voices rose worldwide to salute the memory of former president John Jerry Rawlings

“A monument has gone out, it is an immense loss for Ghana,” President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a statement Thursday, November 12. At the age of 73, former President Jerry John Rawlings died in a hospital in the capital Accra “after a short illness”. “I am announcing the suspension of our political campaign (…) following […]

Nigeria : Eruption of violence throughout the country

Nigeria is waking up in shock, the day after a “black Tuesday”, a “bloody Tuesday”, as the newspapers headlined, marked by an eruption of violence throughout the country and particularly in the megalopolis of Lagos. In this large city, the security forces brutally dispersed young people who were demonstrating against police violence, causing several deaths […]

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Nigeria: Amnesty International reported several deaths as demonstrations are brutally dispersed by police

After violent outbursts on the bangs of the protests against police brutality and for good governance, which have been going on for more than 10 days, the authorities declared a curfew in Lagos. Demonstrators who chose to defy the curfew were brutally dispersed by police in the evening. The NGO Amnesty reported several deaths. A […]

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Nigeria: Presidency announces dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)

After a week of protests in the country, the presidency acted to disband the Repression of Robbery Squad (SARS), accused of serious human rights violations. It took only a few hours last weekend for Nigerian youth to mobilize massively. First on social networks with the hashtag #EndSARS, then in the streets, to demand the dismantling […]

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Nigeria: the Lagos Stock Exchange records its best performance in the last fifteen years despite the severe recession

It’s Christmas ahead of time at the Lagos Stock Exchange in Nigeria. On Tuesday, October 6, the index of the thirty largest stocks jumped by 5.7%, the second best performance in the last fifteen years. For the past month, the Nigerian stock market has been in great shape and has risen by more than 13% […]

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Togo: Police arrested delinquents who have stolen several hundred million CFA francs

Delinquents of various nationalities from a network of robbers were arrested by police on September 13. They are accused of having stolen between 2019 and 2020, several hundred million CFA francs during several robbery and armed robbery operations. Among them is a convicted robber who has just been released from prison after serving 20 years […]

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Nigeria: opposition Governor Godwin Obaseki wins re-election without violence in the state of Edo

Previously the only southern oil state to be controlled by the APC, the party of President Muhammadu Buhari, Edo State is now in the hands of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the PDP. Dissension within the majority party had led the outgoing governor – who was re-elected on Sunday – to join the opposition. Earlier last […]

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Nigeria: Medical doctors go on unlimited strike

In Nigeria, resident doctors in public hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday, September 7, with at least three demands: better social security coverage, improved working conditions and higher salaries. With a monthly salary of around 500 euros, the resident doctors of Nigerian public hospitals have been demanding an increase in their remuneration for several […]

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Nigeria-France: A 200,000 barrel-per-day refinery project contract signed between the two nations

The French company Axens and the Nigerian conglomerate BUA signed a partnership contract on Tuesday 1st September in Paris to carry out the first stage of a refinery project which will be located in Akwa Ibom State, in south-eastern Nigeria. Currently, the continent’s leading crude oil producer imports almost all of its fuel from abroad. […]

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Ghana-Nigeria: Towards a new diplomatic scramble

Nigeria reacted after the release of a video showing Ghanaian law enforcement forces forcibly closing the shop of a Nigerian merchant in the capital, Accra. Nigerian shopkeepers are complaining about new controls by the Ghanaian authorities. This episode is a reminder that tensions are recurrent between the two largest economies of ECOWAS. The video at […]

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