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 15th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has come to an end. This was announced by the Congolese government on Tuesday. The Ebola virus disease appeared on August 16 for the third time in the town of Beni, and the fourth time in the province of North Kivu, causing only one death. “On this Tuesday, September 27, after 42 days of enhanced monitoring without new confirmed cases, and in accordance with the protocol of the World Health Organization, I am pleased to solemnly declare the end of the 15th Ebola epidemic in the province of North Kivu,…

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No petroleum products bound for Mali, with the exception of MINUSMA orders, will transit through Niger. This is what emerges from the decision of the Nigerian customs. Niger’s Director General of Customs announced the suspension of transit authorizations for petroleum products to Mali not destined for the Minusma granted to users. It is through a memo addressed to the various customs units located on the roads leading to Mali. “I have the honor to inform you of the suspension of transit authorizations for petroleum products on Mali not intended to the Minusma granted to users,” says the document. In the…

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The Central African Constitutional Court on Friday, September 23, declared the committee charged with drafting a new constitution invalid. Highly criticized in this small country of about five million people, the proposed revision of the fundamental law is the subject of controversy. For the opposition, the project aims to allow President Faustin-Archange Touadéra to run for a third term. The Central African Supreme Court objected on Friday to the presidential decree that established the committee in charge of drafting a new constitution for the country. In an address broadcast on national radio, the supreme judges spoke of the reasons for…

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The World Health Organization announced this Thursday, September 22, the confirmation of seven cases of Ebola in Uganda, including one death recorded this week. It is one of the six species of the genus “Ebolavirus”, a relatively rare strain, nicknamed Sudanese. This is the first time since 2012 that Uganda has reported an Ebolavirus Sudan outbreak. Last Tuesday, the country recorded the death of a 24-year-old caused by this deadly virus. “So far, seven cases of infection, including one death, by Ebolavirus Sudan, one of the six species of the genus Ebolavirus, have been confirmed,” WHO said in a statement…

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An extraordinary ECOWAS summit was held this Thursday, September 22 in New York to seal the fate of the Guinean and Malian juntas. At the end of the said meeting of West African leaders, it was decided to impose “progressive sanctions” against Guinea in the face of the junta’s intention not to return power to civilians within the planned timeframe. In addition, a “high-level mission” will be dispatched to Bamako to obtain the “immediate and unconditional” release of the 46 Ivorian soldiers held in Mali. Meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the West African…

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This Thursday, September 22, Mali celebrates its independence, proclaimed 62 years ago by Modibo Keïta, its first president. On the sidelines of this celebration, Mamady Doumbouya, President of the Guinean Transition, went to Bamako this Wednesday, September 21, for “a friendship and working visit. After stepping off the presidential plane of the Republic of Mali, the Guinean president was welcomed by his Malian counterpart, Colonel Assimi Goïta, at the Modibo Kéita airport in Bamako with all the honors of his rank. This is indeed his first foreign visit since he took power on September 5, 2021. “I am in Bamako…

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Present at the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations, the Congolese head of state, Felix Tshisekedi, reiterated his accusations against Kigali for supporting the M23 rebel group, “both in terms of war material and troops. It was last Tuesday in New York. “Despite my good will and the outstretched hand of the Congolese people for peace, some of our neighbors have found nothing better to do than to thank us with aggression, and support the armed terrorist groups that are ravaging the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is currently the case with Rwanda. Rwanda’s involvement…

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In Equatorial Guinea, presidential elections have been brought forward by five months. Scheduled for April 2023, the vote will ultimately take place on November 20, 2022, at the same time as the legislative elections. Will Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president in power for 43 years, still be a candidate or will he let his son, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mangue take over? In Malabo, President Mbasogo has decided to bring forward the presidential election. “The presidential, Chamber of Deputies, Senate and municipal elections are convened on November 20, 2022,” said a decree of the head of state read on the evening…

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In Chad, a Central African country, conflicts between nomadic and sedentary pastoralists are recurrent. In just two days, 19 people were killed in the fighting in mid-September, according to the new official toll released today. “Nineteen people were killed, 22 wounded and 18 arrested,” said Lamane Nguessangar, Attorney General at the Court of Appeal in Sahr, capital of Moyen-Chari province, referring to the new toll of conflicts between breeders and farmers in Chad. A previous death toll was ten Violence broke out on Tuesday, September 13, and spread to Wednesday, September 14, in southeastern Chad. On the grounds, a group…

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According to a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, the people of Tigray may be victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity. And this during the ongoing conflict between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigrayan rebels since November 2020. In the UN commission’s report, released on Monday, the three experts emphasize the restrictions imposed on the population of Tigray by the Ethiopian federal authorities. This is particularly true for access to basic services and food. “In Tigray, the federal government and its allies have denied approximately 6 million people access to basic services, food, health care…

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