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South African Lawmakers Oppose VFS Monopoly in Issuing Of Visas

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African lawmakers on Tuesday castigated the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for its decision to grant VFS Global a further two years’ extension of their agreement to administer the issuing of visas. The decision to extend the contract is in direct violation of the Public Finance Management Act and relevant regulations […]

Ghana Committed to Improved Relations With Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Alhaji Rashid Bawa, has reaffirmed his country’s commitment  to ensuring improved relations between the two countries. Bawa, who spoke at the 62nd Independence Anniversary ceremony of Ghana held  in Abuja, described the relationship between his country and Nigeria as a “ phenomenal development.’’ According to him, disunity […]

US Denies Report On Allegation Of Corruption Against Atiku

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States (US) has denied statement credited to her Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo, quoting him as accusing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as being corrupt. Following this, the statement which went viral on the social media Wednesday, quoted Pompeo as saying that he refused […]

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Arrested For Lying To Chicago Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” told police on Jan. 29 […]

UN Report Says Hunger Rising in Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hunger is on the rise in Africa mainly due to difficult global economic conditions, adverse climatic conditions due to El Nino and soaring staple food prices, according to a new report published by the UN. The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report was jointly published by the UN […]

UBA Commences Full Banking Operations in Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Monday commenced full banking operations in Mali, extending its footprint and fulfilling the aspiration of deepening banking penetration in Africa. The launch of UBA Mali brings to 20, the number of African countries, where the Group currently operates, with global […]

Zambia Calls For Closer Collaboration To Tackle Climate Change

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia on Thursday called for closer collaboration among stakeholders to tackle the negative effects of climate change. Zambia’s Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme said at a World Bank-led Climate Investment Fund meeting in Morocco. “Collaboration between the public and private sectors is vital in tackling the challenges that climate change […]

Libyan Forces Arrest Suspected Islamic State Member in Sirte

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Libyan Security Forces have arrested a suspected leading member of Islamic State, Khalifa al-Barq, in the Militant Group’s former stronghold of Sirte, an Official and residents said on Thursday. A city official confirmed the arrest but denied that foreign troops had been involved in the operation as claimed by some residents. U.S. […]

Gabon Coup: Government Says Situation Under Control

Photo: Ailing Gabonese Leader, Ali Bongo said to have been in Morocco for over 2 months (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted military coup. The government further said four of the rebels had been arrested by the […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Opens Applications for Its $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

Application exclusively available on TEFConnect.com – the largest digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs Invitation to join existing 4,470 programme Fellows 4th Cycle drew over 150,000 applications from across the African continent The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the […]

Sudan Bread Price Protest Claims 9 Lives

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The death toll from protests over price hikes in Sudan has risen to nine, an opposition party spokesman said on Friday, amid a state of emergency in two regions. Eastern al-Gadarif state and northern Atbara state are both under emergency rule since protests over rising bread and fuel prices broke out on […]

ECOWAS to Assist Member States Address Forest Resources Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Economic Community of West African States on Tuesday restated its commitment to support Nigeria and other member states in their efforts to sustain management of forest resources in the sub region. The ECOWAS Director of Environment, Dr Johnson Boanuh said this at the National Consultation Workshop on the Technical and Financial […]

African First Ladies Pledge Support for Campaign Against Infertility Stigma

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African First Ladies have pledged to support the on-going campaign aimed at eliminating stigma and discrimination against cases of childless and infertile women in Africa. The continent’s First Ladies have unanimously agreed to become the Ambassadors of the “Merck More Than A Mother campaign” with a view to […]

Presidential Election: Congo Fire Destroys Thousands of Voting Machines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An overnight fire in a warehouse in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the Dec. 23 presidential election, a presidential adviser said on Thursday. Barnabe Karubi said 70 per cent of the equipment due to be used for voting in […]

Ebola: WAHO Pushes for Regional Health Emergency Response Plan

Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Directors of the National Coordinating Institutions of Fifteen West African Countries are currently meeting in Abuja under the umbrella of West African Health Organisation (WAHO) to validate the regional Epidemic and Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. The West African Health Organisation meeting will also focus on the ECOWAS inter institutional […]

Gabon: Ailing President Appears in Video After Long Sick Leave

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gabon President Ali Bongo made his first appearance since falling ill nearly six weeks ago, in a video shared by the presidency from his medical leave in Morocco. The video was released on Monday but did not mention when it was recorded. Bongo suffered a stroke while at a conference in Saudi […]

NEMA Donates Relief Materials to Enugu Community

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The joy of victims of windstorm diaster in Agbogugu community, Awgu council Area of Enugu state, South East Nigeria, knew no bound Wednesday, as the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, presented them with lorry load of assorted relief materials valued several million of naira. Our Correspondent reports that the […]

CAF: Rangers Beat Visiting Ethiopian Team 2-0 

From Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s representatives in the Confederation of Africa football CAF’s 2018/2019 confederation cup, Rangers Inter. FC of Enugu Wednesday thrashed visiting Defence Force S.C  of Ethiopia 2-0 inside the mail bowl of the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium Enugu in the first leg of the preliminary round. African Examiner Sports reports […]

Art Expo Opens December 8 In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A total of 14 Nigerian art masters will showcase their works  to spur creativity amongst youths during a two-week expo in Lagos. The artists told journalists on Tuesday that the art exhibition, which would also showcase modern and contemporary art works, would run from Dec. 8 to Dec. 22 at Alexis Galleries, Victoria […]

Zimbabwe, Guinea Seek to Deepen Economic Cooperation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday expressed confidence in Conakry that blossoming relations between Zimbabwe and Guinea would translate into greater economic cooperation. “I am confident that the friendship and fraternal relations will translate into strong economic ties through our bilateral relations. “As well as the various frameworks within the African […]

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