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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 […]

Somali Militants Attack Kenyan Police Station

Al-Shabab militants say they have attacked a police station in northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia. Kenyan authorities said fighters from Somalia carried out the cross-border attack early Thursday on a police station at Hameey Village. A statement from police spokesman George Kinoti said the militants traveling in two Land Cruisers attacked the patrol […]

Security Beefed Up as Mogadishu Set to Host IGAD Summit

Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, considered perhaps the most dangerous capital on Earth only a few years back, is preparing to host the 53rd summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development this weekend for the first time, following decades of civil war and instability in the Horn of Africa state. Leaders from all eight members of the […]

Somalia Suicide Bomber Was Ex-Lawmaker

An ex-MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, militants have said. Salah Nuh Ismail, 53, was among those who killed 13 people in the suicide attacks near the city’s main airport, the al-Shabab group said. Also known as Salah Badbado, he quit the Somali […]

Israeli Prime Minister Visits Kenya in Renewal of Ties

NAIROBI—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in Kenya Tuesday as part of a tour of four African countries. Upon arriving in Nairobi Netanyahu was greeted by an honor guard detachment from the Kenyan Air Force. The Israeli prime minister later told reporters his trip is about rebuilding ties with Africa. “We believe that Africa is […]

UN Beefs Up Peacekeeping Force in Mali

BAMAKO, MALI—The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to beef up peacekeeping operations in Mali, in light of attacks making the mission known as MINUSMA the world’s most deadly. “Today the terrorists are stronger,” said Inhaye Ag Mohamed, the secretary of Mali’s peace and reconciliation committee, “and we are asking the U.N. Security Council to reinforce […]

Ethiopia’s Security Forces Killed Over 400 Protesters, Says Human Rights Watch

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Human Rights Watch says Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 people in a crackdown on protests in the Oromia region since November. The rights group said in a report released Thursday that tens of thousands of others have been arrested. It urged Ethiopian authorities to urgently support an […]

Boko Haram Kills 32 Soldiers in Bosso, Near Nigerian Border

Thirty Nigerien troops and two Nigerian soldiers have been killed in clashes with Boko Haram militants in Niger, the country’s defence ministry says. It says “hundreds of assailants” attacked a military post in the south-eastern town of Bosso, on the Nigerian border, on Friday night. A counter-attack on Saturday morning allowed government troops to retake […]

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