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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 […]

BREAKING: Enugu APC Chairman Escapes Assassination 

Photo: Mr. Gerald Eke, Injured Police Office attached to Enugu APC Chairman By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The Enugu state chairman of the All progress congress APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, narrowly escape death in the early hours of Saturday, as heavily armed suspected assassination invaded his Enugu residence. According to Nwoye, the hoodlums, who gained entrance […]

How Coastal Countries Can Curb Piracy in West Africa Waters, By Lokpobiri

…As Pirates Hack Vessel in Ghana, Abduct 3 Korean Crew in Nigerian Waters (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the current President of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has urged member countries of the West African sub-region to ensure that all vessels plying […]

My Take on Atiku’s Choice Of A Running Mate, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All eyes are on the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, following the successful presidential primary election that produced former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as the party’s standard bearer in the scheduled February 16, 2019 election. The excitement that greeted the victory of Atiku was so sensational that one would think it was […]

Group Condemns Travel Restriction Imposed by Cameroonian Government 

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) has strongly condemned the Cameroonian government over its decision to introduce travel permits requirement and restrictions in the Anglophones regions of the country. The CHRDA, the leading human rights organization working to realize human rights in Cameroon, said […]

DRC Records New Cases of Deadly Ebola Virus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New cases of deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) city of Butembo, near the Ugandan border, where it has claimed three lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday saying they have stepped up community-based efforts to […]

No Plan to Postpone 2019 General Elections -INEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no plan to postpone the 2019 general elections. Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, made the clarification in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday. Oyekanmi said the clarification became necessary following a story with the headline, “We […]

The Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Burkina Faso Join FOCAC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, and Burkina Faso were on Sunday, welcomed and congratulated as new members of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). They were welcomed at the Seventh Ministerial Conference of the FOCAC, which was held on Sunday in Beijing. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Chinese Minister […]

Bayelsa Reiterates Commitment to Safe Motherhood

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Government has reiterated its commitment to ensure that every pregnant woman in the state has access to free and qualitative health care. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel  Iworiso-Markson gave the indication while speaking at Angalabiri in Sagbama Local Government Area during the sensitisation of pregnant women on the […]

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