Author: Gérard Dawa

Gérard Dawa, journalist and reporter at Afro impact. Holder of a professional license in journalism obtained at ENSTIC-UAC in Benin, I am passionate about issues of health, culture and sport. I also worked in radio station and I am an active member of the PMS "Platforme Médias et Santé" of Benin. I have 8 years of experience in journalism.

Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, the five representatives of the black continent have delivered friendly matches this Tuesday, September 27. It is part of the preparation for the next World Cup of Football scheduled on November 20 in Qatar. For these meetings, the African teams have had varying fortunes. Cameroon recorded a second defeat against South Korea 0 – 1, after the defeat against Uzbekistan last Friday 2 – 0. In Vienna on Tuesday, Senegal was held in check by Iran. Aliou Cissé’s men did not open the score, but benefited from a goal (auto goal) of Morteza Pouraliganji…

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Former Guinean President Captain Moussa Dadis Camara returned to his country early Sunday, September 25, and was arrested and jailed on Tuesday evening, September 27. This arrest on the eve of the trial of the 2009 massacre at the stadium of Conakry where he was to appear, is a big surprise for his entourage who reacted immediately. According to one of the defense lawyers, no detention can be done in such conditions. Moussa Dadis Camara is no longer free to move. The captain was arrested and imprisoned with several other co-defendants on the evening of Tuesday, September 27, as the…

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Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, a 61-year-old businessman and close associate of President Vladimir Putin, has admitted to founding the Wagner Group and its deployment in several continents including Africa. The owner of a catering company that supplied the Kremlin, Yevgeny Prigozhin said the Russian paramilitary unit was created in 2014 to fight in eastern Ukraine. In a post on the social network Facebook this Monday, September 26, the Russian Yevgeny Prigozhin said he was the origin of the paramilitary group Wagner. The 61-year-old oligarch also acknowledged the presence of mercenaries of the private military group in the Middle East and…

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Placed in group B, considered as the most difficult group of the tournament, Mali was beaten by Canada on Tuesday (88-65). This fifth defeat in five games, puts an end to the course of the women’s Eagles in this World Women’s Basketball in Sydney. The road was perilous for the Malian team, since it was placed in group B, one of the most difficult of this world tournament. The women’s Eagles came up against opponents who did them no favors. Mali has thus recorded a series of five defeats without winning any of its games. Nevertheless, Touty Gandega and her…

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At the initiative of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) and the European Union, the mayors of Central African countries are meeting from Tuesday 27 September in Gabon. The conference ends on Wednesday and focuses on the protection of forests and ecosystems in cities and their suburbs in the face of real estate pressure. The Libreville meeting which opens this Tuesday has several objectives. According to Baudelaire Ekoumajou, a Cameroonian expert in urban forestry, this meeting will allow African mayors to share knowledge on the issue of communalization of forests. Also, to participate in the classification and management of…

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The trial of alleged former Central African Republic rebel commander Mahamat Said Abdel Kani opened on Monday, September 26 at the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC). Although he was charged with seven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, he chose to plead not guilty throughout the hearing. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, a 52-year-old former rebel leader, appeared in court wearing a dark gray three-piece suit with a light blue shirt. After a preliminary reading of the indictment, the accused claimed to have listened to everything but pleaded not guilty. “I plead not guilty on all situations,…

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Cited in the case of September 28, 2009 massacre in a stadium in Conakry, former Guinean Head of State Moussa Dadis Camara has returned to his country after several years of exile in Burkina Faso. Along with ten other defendants, he will answer in court on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, for his alleged responsibility in the massacre 13 years ago. He whose trial is held this Wednesday, September 28, 2022, arrived early this Sunday in Conakry, according to his lawyer Antoine Pépé Lamah. Moussa Dadis Camara is staying in a secret villa, according to one of his relatives. The return…

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The series of friendly matches for African selections began on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The meetings will continue until September 27 with the 5 world players: Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon. Some results of the matches played Two meetings have already taken place (Wednesday) between Libya-Uganda (0-0), in Benghazi, Morocco-Madagascar (unofficial match of 2x 30 minutes) with a result of 1-0. For its first outing, Cameroon has done poorly against Uzbekistan, 77th in the world on Friday, September 23. Rigobert Song’s colts were beaten in a friendly 2-0 by the white wolves of Uzbekistan who remained constant in their…

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Clarias Monsembulai, is the new catfish species recently discovered in the Congo River. This medium-sized specimen is named after its finder, Dr. Raoul Monsembula, professor of biology at the University of Kinshasa and regional coordinator of Greenpeace in Central Africa. This new species of catfish has been added to the large family of thousands of species already referenced in the Congo basin. The new catfish species discovered by Dr. Monsembula’s team is a medium-sized, brown specimen. With all these characteristics and its large whiskers, Clarias Monsembulai joins automatically the catfish family. For Dr. Raoul Monsembula, this discovery is not a…

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In Burkina Faso, the Movement of the People for Progress (MPP), the former ruling party, is emptying itself of several of its leading figures. 17 members of the national executive board and about 100 executives have resigned. It is through a letter addressed to Alassane Bala Sakandé, head of the formation of former President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. The creation of a new party is not envisaged, reassures one of the resigners. But it announces other waves of resignations in the Burkinabe political landscape. This is not the first wave of resignations recorded within the People’s Movement for Progress (MPP)…

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