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Another Nigerian Shot Dead in South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian community in South Africa has expressed shock over the killing of another Nigerian, Mr Martin Ebuzoeme by unknown assailants. The President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Adetola Olubola, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, that the victim was killed in Yeoville, Johannesburg […]

Ethiopia Needs $7.5bn to Finish Mega Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- Ethiopia needs 7.5 billion dollars to finish infrastructure projects such as a massive dam and roads that the government hopes will drive industrialisation, the new prime minister said on Friday. Speaking to parliament before its vote on the 2018/19 budget, Abiy Ahmed said the government needed to be more efficient and prudent in […]

Zimbabwe’s President Escapes Unhurt After ‘Cowardly’ Blast At Rally

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped injury in an explosion at a political rally on Saturday, and vowed the “cowardly act” would not derail Zimbabwe’s first election since the ouster of former strongman Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe loyalist installed after the army ousted his erstwhile patron, said the object had “exploded a […]

Uganda Police Nab 15 Refugees After 4 Killed in Fight During World Cup Game

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fight erupted in a refugee camp in Uganda during a World Cup soccer match and four people were killed, Police said on Friday. Police added that they arrested 15 refugees from South Sudan in connection with the bloodshed. Uganda is host to an estimated 1.4 million refugees, including more than a million […]

Police Say Seven People Die in Machete Attack In Mozambique

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Seven people were killed in a machete attack on a village in Northern Mozambique, Police said on Tuesday. The incident happened over a week ago when 10 persons were killed in a similar attack by suspected jihadists. The attack occurred in Macomia district in Cabo Delgado, the same area where violence occured […]

South Africa: Zuma Loyalists May Block President Ramaphosa’s Reforms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African president Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown on corruption by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under President Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the communist party said. The ANC has become increasingly divided since Zuma was ousted by Ramaphosa’s faction in February. Many of Zuma’s allies remain in top […]

South Africa: Jacob Zuma’s Son Fined For Hate Speech

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward on Tuesday agreed to pay 5,000 U.S. dollars and apologised for his insulting letter.  In 2017 Edward wrote an open letter, in which he labeled the then finance minister Pravin Gordhan and tourism minister Derek Hanekom, two critics of Zuma, as “sell outs.’’  On […]

Despite ICC Warrant, Sudan’s Al-Bashir in Turkey For Jerusalem Meets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, was in Turkey on Friday for a meeting of Muslim nations on Jerusalem and Palestine, defying an international arrest warrant against him. Al-Bashir, 74, is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on allegations of genocide and other war crimes in Sudan. Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has […]

Sudan, Lesotho Agree To Combat Terrorism, Illegal Immigration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan and the Kingdom of Lesotho on Tuesday agreed on cooperation to combat terrorism, illegal immigration and cross-border crime. The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the conclusion of the visit of the Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, to Sudan, and issued a joined communiqué. “The two sides […]

13 Trapped Underground At South African Gold Mine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Thirteen miners were trapped underground at a South African gold mine on Thursday after an earthquake that measured 2.2 caused a cave-in, mine operator Sibanye-Stillwater said. The firm said it had made contact with three of the workers trapped in the Masakhane mine west of Johannesburg and had mobilised rescue teams. “All efforts […]

UgandaN Police Free 100 Hostages Held in Mosque

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police in Uganda have rescued more than 100 hostages, including more than 90 children, from a mosque in the capital Kampala, said local police spokesman Emilio Kayima on Saturday. “Last night we rescued 94 children and 18 women who had been held captive in the Usafi mosque,” said Kayim. “We have arrested […]

South African Unions Protest Over Minimum Wage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Several thousand South African union members marched in Johannesburg on Wednesday to protest a proposed national minimum wage they called inadequate, presenting a test for President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa sees the minimum pay as an important step to tackle labour instability and wage inequality. He has staked his reputation on revamping a […]

Ex-Malawi Female President, Joyce Banda to Return From Exile

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Malawi President Joyce Banda will return home on Saturday after spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations, a spokesman for her political party said. Cashgate, a corruption scandal in which senior government officials siphoned millions of dollars from state coffers, was uncovered in 2013, while she was president. Donor […]

Nigerian Mission Protests Killing Of Nigerian In South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Mission in South Africa on Monday said it had written a letter of protest to South African Authority over the killing of another Nigerian, Clement Nwaogu, in Rustenburg, South Africa. The Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone […]

Zimbabwe Parliament Summons Mugabe Over $15Bn Diamond Remarks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to appear before it on May 9, to explain his claim that more than 15 billion U.S. dollars worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country. On the eve of his 92nd birthday in 2016, Mugabe […]

Swaziland King Renames Country As ‘The Kingdom of eSwatini’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a rare feat, King Mswati III of Swaziland has announced the renaming of the country as “the Kingdom of eSwatini”. The King made the official announcement in a stadium during the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence which also marked his 50th birthday. The new name, eSwatini, means “land […]

South Africa’s CPI Falls to 7-year Low As Drought Eases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Statistics South Africa says the country’s consumer price inflation slowed to its lowest rate in seven years as the end of the worst drought in decades helped push down food prices. Statistics South Africa’s data released on Wednesday in Johannesburg showed that headline annual consumer inflation slowed to 3.8 per cent in […]

Winnie Mandela Dies At 81

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The wife of a foremost South African Nationalist and former President, Nelson Mandela, Winnie is dead. Winnie Mandela, according to her Spokesperson, Victor Dlamini in a statement, died Monday in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, at the age of 81. The marriage between the late anti-apartheid activist and Winnie lasted […]

Zuma’s Son Defends Father over Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The son of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has slammed the prosecutors and the judiciary for facilitating what he calls a “witch hunt” against his father, TimesLive reports. Edward Zuma said the reinstatement of corruption charges last week against his father were part of a battle to tarnish his father’s name. […]

6 People Killed in Attack on South African Police Station

Five South African police officers and an off-duty soldier were killed Wednesday during an attack on a rural police station. A police spokesman says an armed gang stormed the outpost in the southern village of Engcobo shortly after midnight local time and killed three of the officers. They stole a cache of weapons and abducted […]

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