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African Entrepreneur Empowerment: Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces Successful Candidates

Picture Caption: Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings,  United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation TEF ANNOUNCEMENT IS IN LINE WITH US$100M COMMITMENT MADE IN 2015 TO EMPOWER 10,000 AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS ‎LAGOS (AFRICAN EXAMINER) — The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an African founded and funded 21st century […]

Kenya Doctors end 100-Day strike after Signing Agreement with Govt

Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country’s public health system. Union officials representing thousands of striking medical workers have signed an agreement with government officials in the capital, Nairobi. The doctors are to receive increased allowances as negotiations over other issues continue. The doctors have been demanding […]

Allianz Group Appoints Thusang Mahlangu as New African CEO

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Mr. Thusang Mahlangu as its new African CEO. Mahlangu succeeded Ms. Delphine Traoré Maïdou who remains on AGCS Africa Board, a position which extends her role for the underwriting group, such as supporting Allianz’s strategy across the African continent. The appointment which […]

Africa’s Push Back from the ICC, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There are heated debates in  Africa and in diplomatic circles across the globe over the January 31,  African Union(AU) Assembly decision that African countries carry out a collective withdrawal from the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) Although the decision is technically non- binding but it carries a lot of weight and may sound the […]

The Choices Of Africa, By Owei  Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It had been an hard choice; Africa electing a new Chairperson of the African Union  Commission (AUC)  to run the continental body. The option had been forced on her after the Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former liberation fighter from South Africa resisted pressures to stand for a second term; opting to contest the […]

Barely 24 hours after Pledge, Gambians Still Await Jammeh’s Exit

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following his promise late Friday to step down, Gambians Saturday await the departure of former President Yahya Jammeh to a life exile. Jammeh was forced to reach a deal with West African leaders who had opted for regional military intervention. It would be that Jammeh eventually accepted to hand over […]

Busted: Gambia’s Ambassador, Jammeh’s Ally Caught Sending Nude Pic to White Girl

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gambian ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Samsudeen Sart was allegedly caught sending a nude picture to a white lady, simply identified as “Sarah’ in United Kingdom. Sart replaces Dr. Mamadou Tangara who was sacked last month by President Jammeh for not supporting his decision to remain in […]

Akufo-Addo Pledges to Shield Ghana’s Treasury from Corruption

ACCRA, GHANA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly sworn-in Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to protect the public treasury and ensure value for money on all projects executed by his administration. The new President made the pledge Saturday in Accra in his inaugural speech. Akufo-Addo insisted that the mandate of his leadership was to serve, asking […]

Buhari to Attend Inauguration of Ghana’s President-Elect Nana Akufo-Addo

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari will Saturday attend the inauguration ceremony of Ghana’s President-elect, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. Buhari will join other Heads of State and Government to witness the swearing-in of the President-elect and Vice President–elect, Mahamudu Bawumia. The Nigerian Leader Friday in a statement by his SA on Media and […]

Ekweremadu Warns Against Military Action In Gambia

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Senate President and former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Ike Ekweremadu, has warned against any military action by the Community in Gambia. He said it could plunge the country into bloodletting and threaten the security and […]

OPINION: The Banana Peels of the Gambia, by Owei Lakemfa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The challenge in the Gambia is a simple one. But it can be made complicated depending on the choices we  want to make. It is a straight forward story. On December 1, 2016, elections were held in Gambia in which opposition leader, Adama Barrow defeated incumbent President Yahya Jammeh by 263,515 […]

Ghana’s President-Elect, Nana Akufo-Addo Visits Buhari

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ghanaian’s President-elect Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo said Tuesday that his decision to visit President Muhammadu Buhari was for familiarization purpose. While responding to the State House Correspondent after a closed door meeting with President Buhari, Mr. Akufo-Addo explained that he primarily came to Nigeria, to participate in the Future of Africa Awards, which held last Sunday […]

Norway Gives US$11.5m For Education in Northeast Nigeria

ABUJA, 16 December 2016 – The Government of Norway has donated $11.5 million, (approximately 3.6 billion Naira) to improve basic education and support girls and women who have been victims of sexual violence by Boko Haram in the conflict-affected northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe. The funding is part of the Safe Schools Initiative […]

Ghana’s President Mahama Accepts Defeat; Congratulates Winner Akufo-Ado

Latest report from Ghana confirms that incumbent President John Mahama has conceded defeat in the just concluded Presidential election. Mahama AFP reported has called and congratulated his first opponent and veteran opposition, Mr. Nana Akufo-Ado on his victory on the water-tight poll, which started Wednesday. George Lawson of the New Democratic Congress (NDC) Mahama’s party, […]

Gambia’s Jammeh Concedes Defeat in Presidential Election Upset

Gambia’s president of more than 22 years conceded defeat Friday in the country’s presidential election, vowing to step down after results showed him with a surprising loss. State media broadcast a phone call in which President Yahya Jammeh told opposition candidate Adama Barrow that he wanted to hand over power graciously and vowed not to […]

African News: Gambian Wrestler ‘Mille Franc’ Drowns Crossing Mediterranean To Europe

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A popular Gambian wrestler has drowned while crossing the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, his coach says. Ali Mbengu, known to his fans as “Mille Franc”, was on a boat travelling from Libya to Italy when it capsized last Friday, Pateh Nying said. A Gambia Wrestling Federation spokesman told the […]

OPINION: Let us Leave this Europe Alone, by Owei Lakemfa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria is in dire financial straits. Nothing better typifies this than the free fall of the Naira in an  import- dependent  country. Between 2013 and 2014, the currency was quite stable at N160 to the dollar. Then came  2015, the year  American soothsayers had predicted will experience the demise of […]

Sierra Leone Police Free Woman Accused of FGM

Sierra Leonean police have released a woman accused of female genital mutilation following pressure from a powerful society of circumcisers. Elsie Kondoromoh was “tentatively” released after a large number of cutters protested against her arrest, police inspector Marty Tarawallie said. Stick-wielding cutters have also protested at a hospital where her alleged victim is being treated. […]

Gabon Election: Justice Minister Quits Amidst Votes Fraud

Gabonese Justice Minister Seraphim Moundounga has resigned in protest over the disputed presidential election. He is reported to have warned the incumbent, Ali Bongo, that he could cancel the results of the election if they did not “tally with reality”. Mr Bongo was declared the winner by a narrow margin last Wednesday, but the opposition […]

Buhari Tasks Rich Nations, World Agencies To Save Lake Chad From Extinction

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rich countries to take urgent actions to save the Lake Chad from extinction, due to effects of climate change. The President gave the task Thursday in Abuja while receiving the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova. Buhari warned that the failure to regenerate the Lake […]

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