French tycoon dragged before court over $160M corruption deal in Guinea

A French-Israeli businessman, Beny Steinmetz has been dragged before court in Switzerland to respond to charges regarding his alleged corrupt dealings in Guinea-Conakry some years ago. According to the Swiss Prosecutors, the billionaire diamond magnate paid bribe of about $10m through Swiss banks purposely to compromise Guinean public officials and secure rich mining concessions at […]

Outrage as Senegalese best student goes missing in France

The news of the brilliant Senegalese young lady who went missing in France mysteriously has so far triggered concerns in her home country and Africa at large.  The 20-year-old Jiary Sow who won prestigious awards in Senegal after emerging the most brilliant student among her year colleagues was granted a national scholarship to study in […]

French Doctor apologizes after sparking outrage with COVID-19 trial comments

The Paris network of hospitals released a statement of apology from Jean-Paul Mira, employee and head of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Cochin hospital after her unfortunate comment triggered a global outrage, especially from Africa. The statement which is believed to be coming from Mira reads: “I want to present all my apologies to those […]

West Africa renames CFA franc but keeps it pegged to euro

An agreement has been reached between France and West Africa’s monetary to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut some of the financial links with Paris that have controlled the region’s common currency since its creation soon after World War Two. Under the new deal, the currency’s name will change from CFA franc to […]

Akon – France depends on Africa to survive

The American born Senegalese R&B and hip hop star Akon has launched a scathing attack on European giants France. In an interview with Ebro, he defended his business relationship with the Chinese and accused France of exploiting African nations. “To be honest I seen nothing wrong with the Chinese, I have been working with them […]