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South Africa Grapples With About 100,000 Virus Testing Backlog

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Authorities in South Africa are worried over shortages of COVID-19 testing kits and reagents as cases consistently rise in the country and across the continent. The Health Ministry disclosed that about 100,000 people have not taken the coronavirus tests in South Africa now priority is now given to patients admitted to hospitals […]

Ex-Mayor Sentenced to Life Over Rwandan Genocide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rwanda’s High Court has sentenced a former mayor, Ladislas Ntaganzwa, for life in prison for his role in the 1994 genocide. According to reports, Ntaganzwa, who was the former mayor of southern Nyakizu was arrested in DR Congo five years ago and he was found guilty of personally leading a series of […]

Fire Rips Through Crowded Cameroon Prison

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A fire tore through an overcrowded maximum-security prison in Cameroon’s port city of Douala on Thursday leading to the hospitalisation of three prisoners with serious burns, a local fire chief said. Firefighters, backed up by the Police, were able to contain the blaze and stop it spreading beyond New Bell jail, which […]

Senegal President’s Brother Tests Positive for Coronavirus

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The brother of Senegalese president, Macky Sall, has announced he has tested positive for Coronavirus. Aliou Sarr who is the mayor of Guédiawaye is being treated at the Dalal Diamm hospital in Dakar. His wife is also reported to have also tested positive for the virus and is undergoing treatment at the […]

Militiamen Kill 54 People in Northeast DR Congo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) At least 54 people were killed in an attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) between overnight Tuesday and Wednesday in northeast Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), according to sources from the provincial government and civil society. The information was delivered Wednesday by the president of […]

AfDB Fraud: Adesina Dismisses All Allegations Against Him

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank (AfDB), has maintained innocence with regards to allegations that seek to impugn his honour and the reputation of the bank. Adesina said this in a statement he personally signed and issued on Wednesday. Recall that United States Department of Treasury had called for […]

BREAKING: After US Request, Adesina to Step Down As AfDB President For Fresh Probe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is expected to step back as the president of African Development Bank after the board supported an independent probe as requested by the U.S. The U.S. treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin rejected an internal investigation that cleared Adesina of allegations of favouritism. Bloomberg, quoting two persons familiar with deliberations on […]

Kenya’s Deputy President Denies Donating ‘Contaminated’ Food

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Concerning report that scores of people are in a hospitals after eating the food Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto, donated in bags, he has come out to deny the speculation that he gave “contaminated food”. Mr Ruto denied any involvement in distributing the food, blaming the incident on “political thuggery”. “Reports from […]

Six Killed in Kenya Ethnic Clashes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Six people have been killed and more than 20 houses burned in ethnic fighting in Olpusimoru in Narok county, about 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the capital Nairobi. Also, it was gathered that at least a dozen others have been injured in the clashes. “We have 13 people with arrow injuries admitted […]

Super Eagles Goalie, Akpeyi, Sets to Become South African Citizen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, is set to become a full-fledged South African citizen this year following his five-year stay in the country. Akpeyi will be issued a South African passport by the country’s government after spending the last five years playing for two clubs in the ABSA Premier League. The 33-year-old linked […]

COVID-19: South Africa Moves to Lift Ban on Alcohol Sales Amid Reopening Plans

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has stated that the controversial ban on the sale of alcohol would be lifted for home consumption soon. Ramaphosa stated this stressing that alcohol will only be sold for home consumption only under strict conditions and on specified days and hours and this will be when the country […]

Burundi Ruling Party Candidate Wins Presidential Election

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Burundi’s ruling party candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has won the presidential election.Ndayishimiye, who is a retired general, secured 68.72% of the vote according to the electoral commission. Ndayishimiye  is expected  to take over from President Pierre Nkurunziza, after he beat the main opposition candidate, Agathon Rwasa. Opposition candidate, , Agathon Rwasa, who is […]

Zimbabwe Celebrates National Culture Week Amid Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Zimbabwean artists on Saturday night performed at a virtual concert to mark the end Zimbabwe’s national Culture Week which began on Monday. The concert, which featured some of Zimbabwe’s top musicians, was screened live on national television and on social media platforms due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Zimbabwe is currently on […]

Tanzania PM Urges Farmers to Brace Up For Massive Oil Palm Cultivation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said on Saturday that the east African nation will start engaging in massive cultivation of oil palm from October to end importation of edible oils. A statement by the Prime Minister’s office, issued in Kigoma region after Majaliwa had inspected oil palm seedlings nursery, said the premier […]

95-Yr-Old Ghanaian World War 2 Veteran to Walk 2 Miles to Raise Fund for COVID-19 Charities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A World War two veteran from Ghana, Ex-Private Ashiteye Hammond, has decided that he will have to walk two miles a day for a week as part of effort to raise money for coronavirus charities. The 95-year-old who has walked over 14 kilometres over seven days intend at raising 600,000 dollars to […]

Voluntary ‘Baby Abandonment’ Soars In South Africa Due to COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Johannesburg NGO, ‘Door of Hope’, is worried as lots of families abandon their babies due to the terrible economic situation in the coronavirus lockdown. According to reports, since the shutdown, the organisation has received seven new babies. Expressing worry over the situation, Nadene Graham, Door of Hope operations director, stated: “The […]

Christian Group Hails Court Judgment On Ese Eruru’s Abduction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Christian Rights Agenda (CRA) has described as heart-warming,  the judgment of a Federal High Court in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State, over the case of Ese Oruru,  who was abducted, converted to Islam and impregnated  by one Yunusa Dahiru in Kano in 2015. In a statement by it’s interim Director of Publicity, Mr. […]

DNA Analysis Confirms Rwandan Genocide Fugitive Died 20 Years Ago

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), said on Friday that Augustin Bizimana, one of the most wanted fugitives for complicity in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide died 20 years ago. The remains of Bizimana, the former minister of defence, were discovered in a grave in Pointe Noire in Congo-Brazzaville and positively […]

Imo Abolishes Payment of Pensions to Ex-Governors, Speakers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov.  Hope Uzodinma of Imo has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers and deputy speakers. Signing the bill into law in Owerri on Friday, the governor noted that the erstwhile law runs contrary to the 1999 constitution as amended, which stipulates […]

African Music Star, Mory Kante, Dies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African singer, Singer Mory Kante, is dead. He was aged 70. The Guinean singer, who was credited to bringing African music to world audiences like hits including Yeke Yeke died in on Friday in Conakry, the Guinea capital. Confirming his death, his son, Balla Balla Kanté, stated that the music star died […]

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