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    October 18, 2021 Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, chair of the West African bloc ECOWAS, has told Mali’s ruling junta that elections announced for February must ahead on schedule, his delegation said Sunday. Akufo-Addo delivered the message to the country’s strongman, Colonel Assimi Goita, during talks in Bamako. Goita is behind both Mali’s recent coups, having ...
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    Oct. 14, 2021 The Federal Government says it will direct the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to compel public and private television stations to feature sign language interpreters during their major news presentations. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the 2021 Annual Lecture of the Federal ...
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    Oct. 4, 2021 The Nigeria Ambassador to Guinea Bissau, Mr. John Usanga says there is no record of any Nigerian in any prison in Guinea Bissau. The Envoy disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the inauguration of a newly constructed Nigeria Chancery building in Bissau, the capital of ...
  • Junta
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    October 1, 2021 Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who led last month’s coup in Guinea, was sworn in as interim president on Friday promising to respect the West African state’s international commitments while transitioning to civilian rule. Doumbouya, who led the overthrow of president Alpha Conde on September 5, was sworn in by Supreme Court head Mamadou ...
  • Junta
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    Sept. 28, 2021 Guinea’s junta said on Monday its members are barred from standing in the next national or local elections, and that it will agree on the length of transition to elections with an 81-member Transitional National Council (TNC). Earlier this month the leader of the Sept. 5 coup, Mamady Doumbouya, shrugged off asset ...
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    Sept. 27, 2021 Mali could push back presidential and legislative elections from late February to avoid their validity being contested, its prime minister handling a post-coup transition said. Mali’s progress back to democracy following the August 2020 overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is being closely monitored in a region that has experienced four coups ...
  • eNaira
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    September 27, 2021 … Records one million hits in days after unveiling according to analytics The official website of the upcoming Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) digital currency, the eNaira, has gone live, exactly one week to the planned launch of the initiative. Remarkably, 24-hours after the website went live, it has recorded over one ...
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    Sept. 20, 2021 France’s Armed Forces Minister arrived in Mali on Sunday to pressure the military junta to end talks to bring Russian mercenaries into the country and push it to keep a promise to return the country to constitutional order in February. Diplomatic and security sources have told Reuters that Mali’s year-old military junta ...
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    September 20, 2021 The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, on Thursday, September 16, joined His Excellency, Babacar Matar Ndiaye, the Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal to Nigeria, to hoist the flag of Senegal at the Secretariat of West Africa Telecommunications Regulators ...
  • naira devaluation
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    Sept. 17, 2021 … Sub-regional leaders agree to freeze financial assets of new military junta Determined to ensure a prompt return of democratic rule to Guinea after the recent military coup, Nigeria has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to insist on a short transition programme that will usher in a ...