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Salman Abedi Identified as Manchester Suicide Bomber

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police has named Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena Monday night. It is said that the 22-year-old Manchester born is from a family of Libyan origin. So far, three victims including: Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, Georgina Callander and John […]

Nigeria Condemns Mutiny in Cote D’Ivoire

Photo caption: Cote d’Ivoire President Alhassan Ouattara  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned in strong terms the recent developments in Cote d’Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country’s Armed Forces mutinied against the Government. A statement from the Presidency said Nigeria expressed unflinching support for the Government of President Alhassan Ouattara, […]

RACISM: FIFA Sanction Dangles On Italian Football Authorities Over Muntari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The world Football Governing body FIFA might sanction Italian football authorities over the racist treatment meted out to Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari. Muntari was sent off after leaving the field claiming that he was racially abused during a Serie A game. The 32-year-old player was initially banned for one game but this […]

Africa’s Policies Must Change to Prioritize Jobs, Entrepreneurship -Elumelu Cautions

Photo caption: Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Embrace legacy, you are not here forever,” Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, urged policymakers as he represented the African private sector at the opening session […]

Ex-Governors, Deputies to  Earn  Life Pension In Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state House of Assembly has passed a law amending the gubernatorial pension bill of 2015 ex-Governors and their Deputies to take pensions for life. However, the law has a proviso that the governor or the deputy must not be impeached in order to earn such life […]

Kabila Names Transitional Government

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday named a new transitional government, state television said, defying opponents who say he is in violation of a previous agreement. Kabila, in power since 2001, struck a deal in December with Congo’s main opposition bloc to allow him to stay on after his […]

Central Bank, Intelligence Agencies And Cash

By Austyn Ogannah (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Watchers and followers of American history would readily admit that one of the most enduring scandals of the Ronald Reagan Administration was the clandestine sale of arms to Iran, at the time a sworn enemy of the US, with some of the proceeds sent to a South American Rebel […]

Opponents Boo Jacob Zuma; Walks out of Workers Day Rally

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has abandoned the year’s May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. Embattled Zuma who has been enmeshed in scandal broke between his supporters and opponents, resulting in all speeches being cancelled. It would be recalled that the main labour Federation, […]

Osun First Executive Governor Dies at 62

  OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The former Osun State Governor and a serving Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead. The first Executive Governor of the South West State died Sunday morning at Biket Hospital, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Serubawon as he was otherwise called by his fans reportedly died of cardiac arrest. Senator […]

UN Finds 13 more Mass Graves in DR Congo’s Kasai Region

The UN has said it has found 13 mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai province since the beginning of March. This brings the number discovered since last August to 23. The UN has been unable to examine the mass graves and cannot say if they were recently dug. It estimates that […]

Amid Economic Recession, UBA Promotes 3,000 Staff

Photo caption: UBA CEO, Kennedy Uzoka United Bank for Africa (UBA), Africa’s Global Bank operating in 19 African countries, has announced the promotion of 3,000 staff members, reinforcing its commitment to human capital investment and career progression, at the current challenging operating circumstances.  Promotions were made across UBA’s global network. In a letter written on […]

South Africa’s President Zuma Sacks Finance Minister

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country’s markets and currency. Mr Gordhan will be replaced by Malusi Gigaba, said a statement issued late on Thursday by the president’s office. Earlier this week, President Zuma recalled Mr Gordhan from planned events in the UK. […]

OPINION: Humanity Failed Namibians, and Paid Dearly for it

By Owei Lakemfa Descendants of the Herero and Nama people of Namibia on Thursday May 16, 2017 stepped into an American District  Court in  Manhattan. It was the first time in 109 years that the world would, through their descendants, hear the voices of over 100,000 Africans massacred in their ancestral home by German colonialists […]

African Entrepreneur Empowerment: Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces Successful Candidates

Picture Caption: Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings,  United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation TEF ANNOUNCEMENT IS IN LINE WITH US$100M COMMITMENT MADE IN 2015 TO EMPOWER 10,000 AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS ‎LAGOS (AFRICAN EXAMINER) — The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an African founded and funded 21st century […]

Don Advocates inclusion Of Private Universities in TETFUND

By Ignatius Okpara, ENUGU (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice chancellor (VC) of Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, Professor Charles Onochie, has advocated for inclusion of private universities in the country in the disbursement of fund from the Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). He argued that giving only pubic universities such fund was not proper […]

Trump Travel Ban: All African Delegates to ‘African Business Summit’ in US  Denied Visas

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There were reportedly no African delegates at a summit about sustainable development in Africa after they were all denied visas to enter the US. The African global economic and development summit, which takes place every year at the University of Southern California was particularly quiet this year after about 100 attendees were […]

OPINION: Coca-Cola and NAFDAC as Public Enemies

By Emmanuel Onwubiko Three years ago, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) took on the Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, the makers of Coca Cola for breach of public hygiene in the preparations of their products which are sold to Nigerians. The Consumer Protection Council went as far as obtaining the authorization of the Federal Attorney General […]

Underdog Ahmad Ends Hayatou’s 29 Years Rule, Emerges New CAF President

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad has emerged the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The much anticipated election which featured at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital brought to an end 29 years tenure of the immediate past President, Cameroonian Mr. Issa Hayatou. The 57-years old […]

OPINION: For Love of Country and Compatriots, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians are used to being treated like orphans. They have a long history of neglect, abandonment and being despised. This is so much that many have come to accept these as articles of fate and that their state is unchangeable. So deep is their conviction, that they evolved the acronym, OYO (On […]

48 Killed in Ethiopia’s Landslide

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Addis Ababa the Ethiopia’s capital. The officials said many people are still missing since the landslide occurred Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there […]

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