African leaders react to the death of Chadian President, Idriss Déby

The unfortunate death of Chad’s President, Idriss Déby has attracted reactions from some Africans, including heads of states such as President Buhari of Nigeria and Adama Barrow of The Gambia. In sympathy, President Buhari recalled efforts by the late President towards fight against insurgency in Nigeria; he stated that, “I’m deeply shocked and devastated by […]

China exporting cocoa is a cause for concern to Africa – Ghana Cocoa Board official

A senior officer with Ghana’s cocoa board raises concerns regarding China’s export of its first ever cocoa beans to Belgium. The first beans which weighed 500 kg was valued at about $3,600. Mr. Fiifi Boafo, Public Affairs Manager of COCOBOD said during an interview on citi business news that, the Asian country’s venture into cocoa […]

Chad: Opposition parties warns France against interfering

The political opposition is fighting back against the recently established Chadian transitional military council, which declared General Mahamat Deby Itno president of the republic following the death of his father. “We the opposition political parties call on the Chadian population not to obey the illegal, illegitimate and irregular decisions taken by the Transitional Military Council […]

Chad: Idriss Deby’s state funeral scheduled for Friday

Military officials announced on Tuesday, hours after reports of Chad President Idriss Déby Itno’s death on the battlefield, that his funeral will be held on Friday. The president of Chad, who had been in office for three decades, died during a visit to the front lines of the rebel group’s campaign, according to a military […]