Author: Eliane Fatchina

Eliane Yabo Omonlayo Fatchina is a reporter of Afro impact. She holds a professional degree in journalism from ENSTIC in Benin, she is a pan-Africanist passionate about culture, social issues and the environment. With already seven years of experience, she works daily to give voice to ideas through writing.

The Industrial Zone of Glo-Djigbé in Benin, located 45km from the economic capital Cotonou, has obtained three (03) ISO certifications. The announcement was made this Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by the company in charge of the development of the said industrial zone; Investment and Promotion of Industry Company (SIPI-BENIN S.A.). These are ISO 9001:2015 (quality management), ISO14001:2015 (environmental management), and ISO 45001:2018 (occupational health and safety management system). “These integrated management system certifications are referenced on the IAF (International Accreditation Forum) website as part of our activities in the planning, development, operation and maintenance of the GDIZ,” said SIPI-Benin in…

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France complies with the request of the Burkinabe authorities who had denounced the defence agreements between the two countries. French troops will therefore leave Burkina Faso within a month, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday 25 January 2023. The ruling military junta in Burkina Faso confirmed on Monday its intention to end its military agreement with France. In response to this decision, the French authorities announced on Wednesday 25 January that the 400 members of the special forces who are stationed in a camp near Ouagadougou will be withdrawn. “We have formally received (Tuesday) the denunciation by…

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Aminata Touré, who was elected as a member of parliament in the July 2022 legislative elections in the presidential camp, has been stripped of her position. This was at the end of a meeting held on Tuesday of the parliamentary group supporting the actions of President Macky Sall. The board of the Senegalese National Assembly has acted this Tuesday, the disqualification of the deputy Aminata Touré. 10 board members voted in favour and 6 disapproved the decision. “I have just learned of my exclusion from the National Assembly by President Macky Sall in total violation of the law,” Aminata Touré…

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Following an agreement signed with the government in the afternoon of Tuesday 24 January, the General Federation of Transport (transport union) under the Tunisian General Labour Union (Ugtt, central trade union) announced the cancellation of its strike scheduled for 25 and 26 January. This decision was made public in a press release issued by the transport union on Wednesday 25 January. “After negotiations (…) a historic agreement was reached in favour of the sector’s employees and a minute was signed to this effect. Negotiations on the contentious issues will continue at a later stage, and therefore it has been decided…

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While Senegalese road transporters are challenging the measures taken by the government to limit accidents on the roads, another tragedy has struck the country of Macky Sall. At least 19 people lost their lives in a road accident on Sunday night in the north of the country. The tragedy occurred as a result of a collision between a public transport bus and a truck on the Saint Louis-Louga road, near the town of Sakal, in northern Senegal. “Another fatal accident on our roads at the entrance to Ngeun Sarr. 19 lives lost and 24 injured “President Macky Sall lamented on…

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The road transporters of Senegal have decreed an unlimited strike which will come into effect on 17 January 2023. This was done at a general assembly held this Saturday. The reason for the walkout is that the transport actors reject the measures taken by the government to combat road accidents. At the end of a general assembly on Saturday, Senegalese road transporters decided to step up their fight against the State. Indeed, after the tragedy in Kaffrine, the executive took appropriate measures to avoid such tragedies. Among the 22 contested measures is a ban on buses and minibuses between 11pm…

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The Constitutional Court proclaimed twenty-four hours after the CENA, the final results of the legislative elections of January 8. The supreme judges have only confirmed the provisional results given by the Electoral Commission. These give an absolute majority of 81 deputies to the parties supporting President Patrice Talon, the Up-R and the Br. And also 28 representatives to the opposition party The Democrats. 53 MPs for the Progressive Union Renewal (Up-R), 28 for the Republican Bloc (Br) and 28 for The Democrats. This is the final verdict made public on the night of Thursday 12 January by the Constitutional Court…

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The opposition party The Democrats says it does not recognize the provisional results of the legislative elections of January 8, 2023 proclaimed by the CENA. According to Eric Houndété and his teammates, these figures do not reflect the truth of the ballot box. This is why the political party intends to take the matter to the constitutional court to contest the results. “The Democratic Party rejects this verdict which does not reflect the desire of the population to make our party the leading political force in our country”.,” said Eric Houndété, president of the party, during a press conference he…

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The Autonomous National Electoral Commission (Cena) made public, on Wednesday 11 January 2023, the provisional results of the legislative elections of 8 January 2023. According to the statistics given by the institution, the Union Progressiste le Renouveau consolidated its position as the leading political party in Benin with 53 seats, followed by the Republican Bloc and the Democrats with 28 seats each. While waiting for the publication of the final results by the Constitutional Court, here is the list of the 109 MPs elected for this 9th legislature in Bénin. 1st circonscription electorale (4 seats) Amadou Djibril Labiou (UPR)Issa Salifou…

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The president of the Autonomous National Electoral Commission (CENA), Sacca Lafia gave in the afternoon of Wednesday 11 January, the provisional results of the legislative elections of Sunday 08 January 2023. According to these major trends, three political parties out of the seven in the running will have seats in the Beninese parliament for the next three years. The first inclusive elections in the era of Patrice Talon, the incumbent president since 2016, these provisional results reflect the will of the Beninese to return to the path of democracy. Indeed, according to the figures communicated by the chairman of ANEC,…

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