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Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth to Hand Over to Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind The 86-year-old first became prime minister in 1982, beginning a third spell as leader in 2014. In a televised address Mr Jugnauth said he was resigning in favour of a “younger and more dynamic leader”. […]

UPDATE: Ex-President Yahya Jammeh Bows Out, Leaves The Gambia

Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. He boarded a plane to Guinea and from there will travel on to exile in Equatorial Guinea, regional group Ecowas says. Mr Jammeh was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow but went […]

Barely 24 hours after Pledge, Gambians Still Await Jammeh’s Exit

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following his promise late Friday to step down, Gambians Saturday await the departure of former President Yahya Jammeh to a life exile. Jammeh was forced to reach a deal with West African leaders who had opted for regional military intervention. It would be that Jammeh eventually accepted to hand over […]

BREAKING NEWS: Peace at Last as Jammeh Agrees to Quit  and Leave Gambia

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The incumbent Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has confirmed that his predecessor Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down and leave the country. Barrow made the announcement on his Twitter handle after hours of talks aimed at persuading Jammeh to recognize the result of the presidential election held early last month. West […]

BREAKING: New Gambia President Adama Barrow takes oath in Senegal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office in neighbouring Senegal, while the country’s longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down. Barrow, the winner of  December 1 election, was inaugurated on Thursday at Gambia’s embassy in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Yahya Jammeh, the repressive leader of Gambia who […]

Jammeh’s Removal: Nigeria, Senegal Troops Heading to Gambia Border

AFRICAN EXAMINER — Gambia headed late Wednesday toward a midnight showdown between a president who refuses to leave office and a president-elect who insists he will take power, while a regional force moved toward the country’s borders in a threat to intervene. Hours before the end of President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate, legislators voted to extend […]

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS, GABON 2017: Group standing, fixtures and results

  GROUP STANDING Group A: Teams P W L D GF GA GD PTS B/Fasso 3 1 0 2 4 2 2 5 Cameroon 3 1 1 2 3 2 1 5 Gabon 3 0 0 3 2 2 0 3 G/Bissau 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 1 ———————————————————————————— GROUP B: Teams P […]

Davos: Dangote Canvasses Genuine Efforts at Tackling Power Deficit in Africa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Foremost industrialist and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote on Tuesday told the audience at the World Economic Forum (WEF) holding in Davos Switzerland that a joint effort between government and private sector to tackle the power deficit remained a key element in boosting the economy of Africa. Dangote, who […]

UBA Sends Strong Delegation to World Economic Forum In Davos

Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2017 – The United Bank for Africa (UBA) will be strongly represented at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which begins in Davos, Switzerland today. UBA CEO Kennedy Uzoka leads a senior executive team, at one of the most important events on the global economic calendar. The UBA delegation will interact with global business and political leaders during the event. The delegation will also include Group Head […]

Gambia Impasse: Barrow to Stay in Senegal Until Inauguration

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The inauguration of Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow will go ahead this week, his spokesman insisted Sunday, as he landed in neighbouring Senegal to wait out the final days of President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate. Jammeh has refused to cede power after disputing the result of a December 1 election won by […]

Gambia: Nigeria’s Reps Vote to Offer Jammeh Asylum If he Hands over To Barrow

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s lower house voted on Thursday to offer embattled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he steps down, lawmakers said. The House of Representatives approved a motion to authorise President Muhammadu Buhari to offer Jammeh asylum if he handed over power to Adama Barrow, who won Gambia’s Dec 1 elections. […]

Embattled Gambia’s President Petitions Supreme Court to Stop Barrow’s Inauguration

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Embattled President Yahya Jammeh has petitioned the Supreme Court sitting in The Gambia not to allow the inauguration ceremony of the incoming president, Adama Barrow to hold. Barrow is expected to be sworn in on the 19 of January as president of The Gambia. Jammeh, who had accepted defeat a day after December […]

GAMBIA: Lack of Judges Stalls Jammeh’s Petition Hearing Against Barrow’s Election

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Embattled President Yahya Jammeh’s suit challenging the victory of his rival and winner of the last Presidential election, Adama Barrow has hit the brick wall, leaving little or no hope of hearing of his petition, ahead of the next week inauguration. The Gambia’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it could […]

Gambia: Jammeh’s Minister Defect to Senegal, Says Voters Have Decided

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gambia’s communication minister, Sheriff Bojang, said on Monday he had left his post in the first high-profile Cabinet defection since President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept losing a December election.Opposition leader Adama Barrow won the polls by a thin margin, sparking nationwide celebrations in the riverine nation wedged within its […]

Buhari Mourns Former Niger Governor, Abdulkadir Kure

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended condolences to the government and people of Niger State on the passage of former Governor, Engr. Abdulkadir Kure. Buhari Monday afternoon also commiserated with wife of the deceased, Senator Zaynab Kure and her children, all the Kure family and the Nupe people, on the unfortunate […]

ECOWAS Leaders to Visit Gambia Wednesday, Want Jammeh to Respect His Country’s Constitution  

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) on Monday resolved to use all constitutional means to resolve the lingering political crisis in Gambia. Rising from a three-hour meeting in Abuja, the Nigeria capital, the leaders will on Wednesday send a powerful delegation to Gambia in a last diplomatic effort […]

Busted: Gambia’s Ambassador, Jammeh’s Ally Caught Sending Nude Pic to White Girl

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gambian ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Samsudeen Sart was allegedly caught sending a nude picture to a white lady, simply identified as “Sarah’ in United Kingdom. Sart replaces Dr. Mamadou Tangara who was sacked last month by President Jammeh for not supporting his decision to remain in […]

Akufo-Addo Pledges to Shield Ghana’s Treasury from Corruption

ACCRA, GHANA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly sworn-in Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to protect the public treasury and ensure value for money on all projects executed by his administration. The new President made the pledge Saturday in Accra in his inaugural speech. Akufo-Addo insisted that the mandate of his leadership was to serve, asking […]

The Zoo in Aso Rock by Adewunmi Emoruwa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Miracle can be described as an illogical occurrence that contradicts prevailing conditions or accepted reality. Nigeria is experiencing harsh times, we are acquainted with the stats. Most recently we are battling with acute cash shortage of the US Dollar and even the Naira, with reasons alluded ranging from restricted […]

Conversations with African Liberation Fighters, by Owei Lakemfa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When I boarded the protocol bus at Algiers Airport on November 28, 2016, a lady politely greeted me in faulty Yoruba. Given my dressing, she guessed correctly that I am Nigerian. She then added “Iyawo Naija la wa” meaning, I am married to a Nigerian. Her name is  Boshigo Ntsi Rosinah […]

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AFCON GABON 2017 Results:

Latest Results:
(Group D) 21 January 2017
• Ghana 1 - 0 Mali
• Egypt 1 - 0 Uganda

(Group A) 22 January 2017
• G/Bissau 0 - 2 Burkina Faso
• Cameroon 0 - 0 Gabon

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