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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 […]

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, […]

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