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Zimbabwe Union Wants Salaries In USD As Cost Of Living Skyrockets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s largest confederation of trade unions, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Friday said it would call for employers to pay their workers in foreign currency starting from June 2019. ZCTU made the call as agitation grows among the general workforce for employers to review salaries upward in view of […]

South Sudan Lawmakers Storm Out Of Budget Presentation In Parliament

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Sudan lawmakers on Thursday stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister, citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers, a Reuters witness said. “Our army is cutting down trees to make a living, our foreign  missions; it is now almost […]

Winners Emerge In Zenith Bank Sponsored 2019 Microsoft Championship

…Winners to Represent Nigeria At World Championship In New York (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship, sponsored by Zenith Bank, has produced six national winners who will be representing Nigeria at the World Championship taking place in New York, USA from July 28 – 31, 2019. The national winners of […]

CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad Arrested In Paris Over Misconduct, Contract Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has reportedly been arrested. Reports said he was arrested Thursday at the Berri Hotel in Paris, France. He is said to be in France for the FIFA Congress. According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad will be heard by the services of the […]

Armed Men Kill 16 In Truck Ambush Mozambique

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unidentified armed men ambushed a cargo truck that also carried passengers, killing 16 people on Tuesday in Macomia district in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado, local media reported on Friday. Witnesses told the press that the attack occurred during the day when armed men came up from the woods and started […]

Again, Nsukka Indigenes Lose out As Professor Igwe Emerges New UNN VC

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Efforts by Nsukka indigenes to produce the successor of outing going Vice Chancellor VC of university of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka, Professor Benjamin Ozumba has hit the rock as another Anambra man, Professor Charles Igwe has emerged. African Examiner recall that the people of UNN host community Nsukka, had […]

UBA: Leaders Emphasise Importance of History to African Development

Photo Caption: L-R: Chairman of Ghana’s Convention People’s Party:  Ms Samia Nkrumah; Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; Group Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu; Guinean Historian and Playwright, Professor, Djibril Tamsir Niane; Afro musician, Mr. Femi Kuti; and Legal Practitioner and Moderator, Ms. Ayo Obe at UBA’s Africa’s day event in Lagos. —————————————————– (AFRICAN EXAMINER) […]

Sudan Opposition Plans Massive Strike After Transition Talks Stall

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan’s opposition on Tuesday, prepared for a massive strike, shortly after power-sharing negotiations with the military council stalled once again. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) said in a statement that the parties have been unable to agree on the final details of a “sovereign council,” a supreme body that would rule the […]

Sudan Sit-In Protest Enters 11th Day After AU Gives Army Ultimatum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudanese protesters demanding that the military hand over power held a sit-in at army headquarters in Khartoum for an 11th day on Tuesday. The AU also warned that Sudan had 15 days to install a civilian government or risk expulsion from the bloc. Sudan’s longtime President Omar al-Bashir was deposed and arrested […]

JAMB: NSCDC Deploys 39 Operatives to Monitor 2019 UTME

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 39 personnel to provide security for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in different parts of the state. The Corps Commandant Mr. Phillip Ayuba made the disclosure Tuesday in Minna, the State capital during an interview. Ayuba explained that […]

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 […]

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