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Liberia Election: Weah, Boakai Head for Presidential Run-off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia’s presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday’s poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first African to win the Ballon D’Or football award, is leading with 39%, while Mr Boakai is […]

George Weah, Boakai in Early Lead as Runoff Likely in Liberia Presidential Election

Photo: Ex-Soccer Star George Weah MONROVIA — Vote counting continues across Liberia following presidential elections that are almost certain to go to a runoff with 20 candidates contesting. The state-run Liberia Broadcasting System reports Wednesday there likely will be a runoff based on preliminary figures seen by its correspondents. Unofficial early results announced by the […]

UBA Kicks off Fourth Annual Essay Competition in Ghana

Photo caption: L-R: Bola Atta, CEO, UBA Foundation, Frederick Asante, previous winner, Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, CEO, UBA Ghana, Dorcas Asante, previous winner, Augustus Owusu-Agyemfra, Deputy Director, Secondary Division, Ghana Education Service. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc, is calling on all Senior High School students […]

ECOWAS Takes Huge Step towards Child Protection

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – In a decision that will have positive implications for millions of children in West Africa, all member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Thursday agreed to a range of concrete measures to protect children from violence, abuse and exploitation. At the ECOWAS First Ladies’ Forum in Niamey, from […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts African Entrepreneurs

Photo caption: L-R: Chief Operating Officer, The Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF), Mrs Owen Omogiafo; Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Parminder Vir; Company Secretary, Mr. Obong Idiong; Programme Manager, Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, Onajite Emerhor-Ogwu. Lagos, Nigeria, 5 October 2017 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s largest philanthropy focused on supporting entrepreneurship, today announced that the 3rd […]

Togolese Vote on Presidential Term Limits as Opposition Kicks

Photo: President Faure Gnasingbe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Togo will hold a referendum in the coming days on limiting presidential terms, after parliament failed Tuesday to put such a change into the country’s constitution. Announcing the decision to put the constitutional change to a popular vote, parliament head Drama Dramani told lawmakers: “You have voted for […]

Jubilation as Supreme Court Annuls Kenya Presidential Election Results

Photo caption: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month’s presidential election, citing irregularities, and ordered a new one within 60 days. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes. Raila Odinga, Mr Kenyatta’s opponent, said the commission […]

Sierra Leone Mudslide Kills 179

SIERRA LEONE, (AFRICA EXAMINER) – No fewer than 179 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. The Red Cross officials confirmed that a hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. According to BBC, many people were still sleeping when […]

Group Kicks Against Morocco Moves to Join ECOWAS

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Society for International Relations Awareness (SIRA), an association of professionals bound by their interest in Foreign Policy and International Relations has kicked against moves by Morocco, a country located in North Africa, to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This was contained in a statement issued and signed […]

Macron Affirms Support for West African Counter-Terrorism Force

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – West Africa and France must work together to eradicate terrorism, French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday, opening a summit in Bamako, Mali on forming a regional anti-jihadist force. “Every day we face these terrorists, thugs, assassins whose names and faces we must forget but whom we must steadfastly and with determination eradicate […]

Mali Confirm 2 Killed as Gunmen Attack Tourist Resort

Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and hostages have been released,” Salif Traore told AFP news agency. “Unfortunately for the moment there are two dead, including a Franco-Gabonese.” The attack […]

BREAKING: Cheick Tiote, Ivorian and Ex-Newcastle Midfielder Collapses, Dies in Training

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Newcastle United Midfielder Cheick Tiote has died after collapsing during training in China. The spokesman of the 30-year old player confirmed the sudden death. Tiote spent seven years at the Tyneside club, making 138 league appearances. The late international joined Chinese second-tier side, Bejing Enterprises in February 2017. In […]

UBA Promotes Africa’s Renaissance, Celebrates Africa Day with Glitz & Glamour

Photo caption: L-R: Director Commercial Directorate, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. Feyi Ogoji; a staff of UBA and Winner of the Best Dressed, Male Category Abdullahi Egunjobi; Group Deputy Managing Director, UBA Plc. Victor Osadolor; Group Head, Risk Management, UBA Plc. Kubi Momoh during the 2017 Africa Day Celebrations held at UBA House, Lagos (AFRICAN […]

Nigeria Condemns Mutiny in Cote D’Ivoire

Photo caption: Cote d’Ivoire President Alhassan Ouattara  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned in strong terms the recent developments in Cote d’Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country’s Armed Forces mutinied against the Government. A statement from the Presidency said Nigeria expressed unflinching support for the Government of President Alhassan Ouattara, […]

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 […]

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