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About 34 Missing After Cameroon Military Ship Sinks off Bakassi Peninsula

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cameroon’s defense minister says at least 34 people have been declared missing after a military vessel sank off the country’s Atlantic coast. Joseph Beti Assomo said Monday that the military has been deployed to investigate. He says helicopters have rescued three soldiers and will continue the search. Assomo says 37 people were […]

Sudanese Doctors Want  Measures Against Cholera Outbreak

Sudanese doctors and aid workers are urging the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak and delay the start of the school year, which began Sunday. The disease, which is passed through contaminated water, has surfaced in five states, including the capital, Khartoum. The U.S. Embassy said last month that fatalities […]

Kenya Cholera Outbreak Hits Dozens at Nairobi Health Conference

Nearly 50 people have contracted cholera while attending a health conference in Kenya’s capital. The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four day forum organised by the Ministry of Health at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday. They have been isolated in a city hospital, but health officials say the number of […]

South Sudan Soldiers on Trial over Rape of Foreign Aid Workers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thirteen South Sudanese soldiers have gone on trial accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering their local colleague. The incident in the capital, Juba, last July resulted in a UN report which accused UN peacekeepers of failing in their duty to protect civilians.It happened as rival forces in the civil war […]

Crisis Looms in Cameroon as Southerners Demand Independence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fresh trouble appears imminent in the Republic of Cameroon as Southern Cameroon, an English-speaking people on Friday demanded restoration of their sovereignty. They also raised the alarm over alleged planned genocide against their people by citizens of the Republic of Cameroon. Speaking in Abuja at a press conference, representatives of Southern Cameroons, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Death Toll in Ethiopia landslide Hits 113

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The death toll from Saturday’s landslide at a vast dump in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, has now risen to 113 people, local officials say. A search operation at the Koshe landfill will continue overnight. As many as 150 people are believed to have been at the site during the landslide. Meanwhile, the […]

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 […]

UK Welcome Gambia Commonwealth Return

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is in The Gambia, has said he is “very pleased” the West African state intends to rejoin the Commonwealth. His visit, the first to The Gambia by a British foreign secretary, comes weeks after long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh went into exile after losing elections. Mr Jammeh took […]

Chad Foreign Minister Elected New African Union Chairman

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected the new African Union (AU) Commission Chairman. The AUC new Head will replace his predecessor – South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Mr. Mahamat defeated four others in the contest at a session of the 28th AU Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

OPINION: The Bidoung Challenge, By Reuben Abati

Cameroonians got their chance of introducing into the syllabus of Comedy and Other Comic Forms (a subject I taught in my other career), what seemed like a variant of the domestic nature of humour and wit, when in the last week and more days,  they forced humour out of what seemed like an ordinary situation […]

Buhari’s 2nd Term Will Position Ndigbo For Presidency In 2023 –VON DG Okechukwu

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA,  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita  Okechukwu has called on Ndigbo to support President Muhammadu Buhari for a 2nd term, saying it remains the best and fastest way for the race to position its self for Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023. He […]

African News: US Says Somalia Air Strike Killed Allies, Not Al-Shabab

An airstrike in Somalia that the US said had targeted al-Shabab actually killed 10 members of an allied local militia, US media report, quoting an unpublished Pentagon investigation. The US says it carried out the September strike to protect Puntland forces who came under fire during an operation against al-Shabab militants. The strike sparked anti-American […]

Kabila Party in deal to Delay DR Congo Presidential Election

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of Congo and one opposition faction have proposed delaying the presidential election until April 2018. The vote was due in November but electoral officials say more time is needed to register voters. The proposal is part of a deal to be signed on Tuesday at the end of […]

Drunk Nigerian Policeman Shot Ghanaian Dead in Anambra

BY IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu AWKA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A policeman serving at the Anambra state command who allegedly drank to stupor, has sent a Ghanaian national resident in the state to his untimely grave, as he reportedly shot the foreigner on the neck, leading to his death. Our Correspondent gathered that the victim, who […]

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