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About 2,000 Rwandan Refugees Deported From DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 1,919 Rwandan refugees have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following a Congolese military offensive against armed groups in the east of the country, an official said. Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta said this at a news conference in Kigali on Thursday. The returnees are now […]

Plane Crashes in Sudan, Killing All On Board

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A military plane carrying judges and injured people crashed on Thursday in the Darfur region of Sudan. Report says all those on board the aircraft which crashed five minutes after taking off were killed. The Antonov plane was travelling from the city of El Geneina – located in the west of Sudan, […]

Tanzania to Release 1,443 Ethiopian Prisoners

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ethiopian embassy in Dar Es Salaam said on Tuesday that the Tanzanian government would release 1,443 Ethiopian prisoners, who will be assisted to return home. The embassy said in a statement that the decision to free the prisoners was made after a trilateral discussion involving Ethiopian embassy officials, European Union (EU) […]

U.S. Threatens Visa Restrictions Over South Sudan Peace Process

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. on Thursday threatened visa restrictions on anyone, who attempts to damage the peace process in South Sudan as Washington upped its pressure on the country to form a unity government and re-evaluates its relationship with the African nation. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington would implement visa restrictions […]

Police Arrest Nairobi Governor, Sonko Over Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan police on Friday arrested the Nairobi County governor known for his chunky gold jewelry and impromptu raps on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government’s much-trumpeted anti-graft push. Chief Public Prosecutor Noordin Haji said this at a news conference in Nairobi. Haji said Gov. Mike Sonko and his associates […]

Zimbabwe Sacks 435 Doctors Over Illegal Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwean government on Friday said it has so far fired 435 junior doctors at public hospitals for engaging in an illegal strike. The doctors have been on strike since early September to demand better pay and improved working conditions. The Labor Court in October declared the strike illegal, but the doctors […]

Tanzanian to Use Money Recovered from Corruption to Finance Roads Network

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday said that money to be recovered from economic crimes would be used to build nationwide road networks. Magufuli said this shortly after he had launched a 76.6 km road from Kanazi-Kizi-Kibaoni in Katavi region that cost about 45 million dollars (100.5 billion Tanzanian shillings). “Money to […]

Sudan Closes Borders With Libya, Central Africa Over Security Issues

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan’s Sovereign Council on Thursday ordered immediate closure of its borders with Libya and Central African Republic. The council said in a statement, that the order was issued at a joint meeting held by the council with the government of South Darfur state. The meeting was held in the state’s capital Nyala […]

Uganda Airlines Inaugurates Direct Flights to Somalia Amid Improved Security

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda Airlines on Thursday inaugurated its direct flights from Entebbe to Somali capital, Mogadishu, joining the growing list of international airlines that fly into the Horn of Africa nation. The Somali Minister of Education, Abdullahi Barre, while welcoming the inaugural flight said Uganda was a popular destination for Somalis seeking education opportunities […]

Kenya Set For National Census After Ten Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya has finalised preparations for conducting a week-long population and housing census that will take place from Saturday, an official said on Friday. Zachary Mwangi, director general of Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) told journalists in Nairobi that the last census was conducted in 2009 with minimal use of technology. “The […]

Uganda Probes Allegations Of Corruption In Judiciary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ugandan Chief Justice Bart Katureebe on Wednesday named a task force to investigate allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katureebe in a statement said the six member team will begin work immediately and report back to him within 60 days. The investigation was sparked off after a series of reports by the […]

Burundi Immunise Health Agents On Borders to Counter Ebola Virus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Burundian health ministry on Monday, said it will immunise health agents and immigration officers on borders to counter the Ebola virus. The report came after the first Ebola case in Goma, an eastern city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Burundian Health Minister, Thaddee Ndikumana stated this at a news […]

Djibouti’s President Holds Bilateral Talks with China’s Delegation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Djiboutian President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, on Monday met with a delegation from the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference led by Vice Chairman Gu Shengzu, in Djibouti. Shengzu conveyed the cordial greetings and best wishes of Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to the Djiboutian president. Shengzu, who noted that this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rwanda Honours Those Killed in Genocide 25 Years Ago

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rwandans gathered on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago. The ceremony marks the beginning of a week of events to honour the dead. Rwandan President Paul Kagame is scheduled to […]

Sudan, Ethiopia Sign Protocol to Deploy Joint Forces On Border

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan and Ethiopia on Tuesday signed a protocol in Khartoum to deploy joint forces on the border between them. Meetings of the Sudanese-Ethiopian military committee concluded in Khartoum on Tuesday, under chairmanship of the two countries’ chiefs of staff. “Today we signed a protocol for deployment of joint forces on the border,” […]

BREAKING: Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes With 157 on Board

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said. Ethiopia’s prime minister offered condolences to victims’ families. “We hereby confirm that our scheduled flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in […]

Cameroon to Beef-up Security Ahead Of September General Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cameroon Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Nji, on Thursday said that security in all the ten regions of the country will be beefed up before September general elections this year. Nji said this in the capital Yaounde at the start of a bi-annual 2019 Conference of Regional Governors. “The security and peace […]

Scores Killed in Kenya Terrorists’ Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many people have been killed by suspected militants who attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunfire and blasts were heard inside the compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has been speculated to be responsible […]

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