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.

Jean Pierre Amougou Bélinga, an influential businessman in Cameroon, suspected of being the mastermind of the kidnapping and murder of journalist Martinez Zogo, was charged early this Saturday, March 4 by the Cameroonian justice. With him, the director of the DGRE, Maxime Eko Eko and Lieutenant Colonel Justin Danwé, the alleged leader of the commando, as well as all the members of this commando. After 26 days of detention in the cells of the Secretariat of State for Defence, the media magnate, Jean Pierre Amougou Belinga was placed in custody at the Yaounde central prison. The military tribunal reached this…

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On the second anniversary of Reckya Madougou’s detention in Benin, her political party, The Democrats, and former president Nicéphore Soglo called for her “immediate and unconditional” release. The opponent of the Talon regime was arrested on 3 March 2021 on the eve of the presidential election when she had just finished a meeting in Porto-Novo where she called on the population to demand her reintegration into the electoral process, which was considered exclusive. In the meantime, Reckya Madougou and Joël Aïvo, both opposition candidates, had been rejected for these presidential elections ‘on the basis of scurrilous laws’. She was arrested…

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In the aftermath of the Tunisian president’s speech, which was deemed racist against sub-Saharan migrants, several African capitals rushed to the aid of their nationals who had now been attacked in Tunisia with a view to their repatriation. This is the case of the authorities in Conakry who welcomed, on Wednesday 1 March, some 49 Guinean compatriots who decided to leave Tunisia after statements by Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed deemed “hostile” to the presence of sub-Saharan nationals. This is the first repatriation flight to Guinea. And an air bridge between Conakry and Tunis has been set up by the Guinean…

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In Bamako, the project for a new constitution was handed over to the president of the transition Assimi Goïta on Monday 27 February. The text reinforces the powers of the tenant of the Koulouba palace by allowing him to order general mobilisation, and relegates the French language to the rank of “working language”. The document should be put to a referendum on 19 March. The 29-page document considerably strengthens the power of the president. It gives the latter, for example, the right to determine the nation’s policy, a responsibility that used to fall to the Prime Minister. Secondly, the new…

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In the wake of the announcement of the results of the presidential elections that brought Bola Tinubu to the supreme magistracy, his two main competitors announced on Thursday that they were going to take legal action to challenge a vote tainted by irregularities. Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, both unsuccessful candidates, who came second and third respectively in the February 25 presidential elections won by Bola Tinubu of the ruling party, are planning to take the matter to the appropriate courts to challenge the results. According to them, the election was marred by “massive fraud”. “The manipulation and fraud that…

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French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Gabon on Wednesday 1 March as part of a four-day visit to Central Africa where he will take part in the One Forest Summit on the protection of tropical forests in Libreville on Thursday. Addressing the French community in Gabon in Libreville, the French Head of State said that his country is now a “neutral interlocutor” on the African continent. On Monday 27 February, from the Elysée Palace, President Macron presented the new diplomatic and military strategy of the Hexagon in Africa. “This age of Françafrique is well past and I sometimes have the…

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The executive of Benin has announced the acquisition of several pieces of equipment for the benefit of the customs and the police. This includes 500 pedestrian cameras, accessories, software and hardware. The initiative, which comes under the heading of “reinforcing the security of people and property”, was taken by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday 1 March 2023. The Government of Benin, in a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday 1 March 2023, is considering the acquisition of several pieces of equipment for the Customs and the Police. According to the final statement of the meeting, the total…

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The government of Benin, which intends to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda, has approved the United Nations Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Development 2023-2026. The document was validated by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday 1 March 2023. According to the minutes of the Council of Ministers, this “document drawn up by agreement between the parties aims to support the government in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, the national priorities set out in the National Development Plan 2018-2025 and the Government Action Program 2021-2026”. Indeed, the United Nations 2030 Agenda aims, through the action of the international…

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Tunisia called on Wednesday 1 March on Arab countries to back it against the pressure the country is under following President Kais Saied’s statements on sub-Saharan migrants. This was during a meeting of Arab interior ministers in Tunis. Tunisian Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine said on Wednesday that Tunisia hopes to count on the support of Arab countries regarding the “unjustified and unprecedented attack” against the country in recent days. Taoufik Charfeddine is referring to the tension between this North African country and the African Union after the statements of President Kais Saied. Indeed, on Tuesday 21 February, Tunisian President Kais…

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The transitional authorities in Burkina Faso have requested the definitive departure of all French military personnel serving in the Burkinabe military administrations. This was done in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated Tuesday 28 February 2023. Through this note, the government of Burkina Faso ‘denounces the technical military assistance agreement concluded in Paris on 24 April 1961 between the Republic of Upper Volta and the French Republic, including its two annexes’. The ruling junta, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “also informs the French party that this denunciation takes effect within one (01) month of its receipt…

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