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WHO Revokes Mugabe’s Goodwill Ambassador Appointment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following alleged widespread outcry, the World Health Organization WHO has revoked its appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as a goodwill Ambassador. While giving reasons for the decision, WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns,” Ghebreyesus had previously praised Zimbabwe […]

South Africa Supreme Court Orders President Zuma to Face Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that embattled South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The court agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 counts of corruption relating to a 1999 arms deal. The charges had […]

South African Chair-throwing Politicians Shameful, Says SA Deputy President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at brawling, chair-throwing ANC politicians, describing their behaviour as shameful. He made the remarks at the close of an African National Congress meeting in Eastern Cape province that descended into chaos. “I saw chairs flying – a festival of chairs… It’s something we […]

Zimbabwe Businesses Defy Mugabe’s Order to Slash Prices

Photo: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe AFRICAN EXAMINER — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is lashing out against businesses that he believes are defying his orders to reverse price hikes for basic commodities. Mugabe is accusing those who defy his order of being “saboteurs” against his government, some of whom he said were from within his own ruling […]

Museveni: Critics Describe Uganda’s Anti-pornography Law as Diversion from  Govt Corruption

KAMPALA — Uganda is launching a drive against online pornography that critics condemn as a diversion from deeper problems of graft, unemployment and crumbling social services facing President Yoweri Museveni. The campaign is the latest salvo in a culture war between conservatives fighting what they see as foreign moral influences promoting criminality and a more […]

Zimbabwe Vice President Hospitalised in South Africa

Photo caption: Emmerson Mnangagwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe says one of his deputies is in a South African hospital, as local media reported he was poisoned at a political rally. Mugabe did not address the poisoning claims Monday. He told thousands at a national ceremony to honor independence heroes that Vice President Emmerson […]

Corruption: South Africa Lawmakers Vote to Determine President Zuma’s Fate

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African MPs will Tuesday vote in secret, following a motion of no-confidence on the embattled President Jacob Zuma. Parliament’s Speaker Baleka Mbete who announced this made the ruling after opposition parties took the case to the Constitutional Court. The calculation is that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) […]

US Provides Additional $169 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday it will provide an additional $169 million in humanitarian aid to the drought-stricken African countries of Ethiopia and Kenya. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said the funds, over $136 million for Ethiopia and almost $33 million for Kenya, would be used […]

African News: DR Congo Notorious ‘Warlord’ Surrenders

Photo caption: DR Congo warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka One of the most notorious “warlords” in the Democratic Republic of Congo has surrendered to UN peacekeepers. The UN mission in the DRC said Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, who leads a militia known as the Mai-Mai Sheka, gave himself up near his stronghold in eastern DR Congo. He will […]

South Africa Court Says Zuma’s no-confidence vote Can be Done in Secret

South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such a move. She had previously stated she did not have the power. Opposition parties believe that under a secret ballot, […]

MTN Reacts to $8.5 Million Fine Received from Rwanda Regulatory Agency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has slammed a fine of US$ 8.5 million on the Telecommunication Giant, MTN over non-compliance with its directives. African Examiner gathered that  RURA directed MTN not to include MTN Rwanda in the MTN South and East Africa (SEA) IT hub based in Uganda but the company […]

Gunmen Kill 2 Nigerians in South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Union in South Africa has said that two Nigerians  were  shot dead in Western Cape Province by unidentified assailants. Mr Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “Mr Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, native of Nkpor,  Idemili North Local Government […]

Opponents Boo Jacob Zuma; Walks out of Workers Day Rally

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has abandoned the year’s May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. Embattled Zuma who has been enmeshed in scandal broke between his supporters and opponents, resulting in all speeches being cancelled. It would be recalled that the main labour Federation, […]

Court Says South Africa’s Nuclear Plant Deals with Russia Unlawful

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A South African court has annulled initial agreements the government reached with three countries to help it build nuclear power stations. The deals with Russia, the US and South Korea were unlawful, the court ruled. The government failed to hold public hearings and a parliamentary debate over its plans, it added. Environmental […]

South Africa’s President Zuma Sacks Finance Minister

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country’s markets and currency. Mr Gordhan will be replaced by Malusi Gigaba, said a statement issued late on Thursday by the president’s office. Earlier this week, President Zuma recalled Mr Gordhan from planned events in the UK. […]

Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth to Hand Over to Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind The 86-year-old first became prime minister in 1982, beginning a third spell as leader in 2014. In a televised address Mr Jugnauth said he was resigning in favour of a “younger and more dynamic leader”. […]

Nigeria’s Super Falcons Beat Cameroon to Win 8th African Title

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Super Falcons have again emerged champions of Africa after beating Cameroon 1-0 in the finals of the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal of the match played on Saturday at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé. It was the third time […]

Mandela’s Foundation Calls For Zuma’s Sack Over Corruption Allegation

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African President – The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has demanded for the sack of the incumbent President Jacob Zuma. In a statement, NMF declared Mr. Zuma has “failed the test” of leadership and South Africa needed to hold him to account those who were “looting” state resources. Entitled […]

Buhari Advocates For Peace Among South Sudan Warring Leaders

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders of parties to the lingering conflict in South Sudan to honour the terms of the August 2015 Peace Agreement signed by them. While speaking at the meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Situation in South Sudan held on […]

South Africa’s Tutu to Undergo Surgery as Infection Persists

CAPE TOWN — South African anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu will have surgery on Wednesday to relieve an infection that has confined him to hospital since last month, his family said. Relatives did not give any more detail on his ailment, but said it was not related to the prostate cancer he has had for nearly 20 […]

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