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The Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Burkina Faso Join FOCAC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, and Burkina Faso were on Sunday, welcomed and congratulated as new members of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). They were welcomed at the Seventh Ministerial Conference of the FOCAC, which was held on Sunday in Beijing. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Chinese Minister […]

Low Global Cocoa Prices Crippling Ghana, Says Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Without government subsidy, Ghana’s cocoa sector would have difficulty financing its core activities, said Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen-Aidoo. Government support has become critical due to the lowering price of cocoa on the world market that has made Ghana, the second largest producer of cocoa in […]

Benin, Nigeria And Niger Meeting Will End Smuggling Of Rice –Envoy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Benin Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs Paulette Yekpe, has said that the proposed tripartite meeting by Nigeria, Niger and her country, will establish a framework to address rice smuggling. Yekpe said this while briefing Journalists on Monday in Abuja on sideline of activities marking the 58th Independence anniversary of the country. […]

Buhari Emerges New ECOWAS Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS. Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this in a message posted on his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad. Ahmad posted Tuesday: “President @MBuhari emerges as the new Chairman of the ECOWAS.” Similarly, a press statement […]

Gunmen Kill 14 Civilians in Mali Village

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gunmen shot dead 14 civilians in an attack on a village in Northeastern Mali, a Local Official said on Monday. This is amid a spate of killings by rival ethnic groups and jihadist militants that threaten to derail a presidential election later this month. Nanou Kotia, the mayor of the regional hub […]

Cote d’Ivoire’s President to name new Government July 9

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire’s plans to name a new government on July 9, after dissolving its predecessor because of a row within his ruling coalition, three government sources told Reuters on Friday. Two sources close to the president and one in Ouattara’s RDR party also said discussions between the RDR […]

Bénin Canvasses Visa-Free Travel In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Planning and Development, Republic of Bénin, Mr Abdoulaye Tchane, has urged West African countries to join the continent-wide campaign to make travel in Africa easier for Africans. Tchane made the call on Wednesday in Cotonou at the opening of the 21st session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) […]

Ghana Set to Sack FA EXCO Over Alleged Kickbacks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana has announced her resolve to dissolve its National Football Association a day after officials, were shown a documentary of an alleged taking kickback. Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid alleged that the FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi was involved in the scandal. The two-hour documentary, titled: “When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm’’, by undercover […]

AfDB to Assist São Tomé and Príncipe Develop Blue Economy Strategy

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s premier development finance institution, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed its willingness to help São Tomé and Príncipe to develop a blue economy strategy. The AfDB which currently operates in 41 African countries with an external office in Japan, contributes to the economic development and the […]

Benin Republic, Nigeria Partner to Tackle Smuggling

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Republic of Benin and the Federal Government have agreed to work together to step down the activities of smugglers in both countries borders. The Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to Nigeria, Ms Paulette Vekpa, said this after a closed door meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, […]

Ghana Denies Reports of Ebola Outbreak

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday refuted reports of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The denial followed social media reports that claimed an Ebola outbreak in Ghana and that the health authority was trying to suppress the information. “We want to state emphatically that the […]

Ghana Finally Opens Embassy in Qatar After Decades Of Ties

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana has opened its embassy in Qatar’s capital Doha after more than 30 years of “progressive’’ relations between the two countries, local media reported on Tuesday. “The bilateral relations between Qatar and Ghana will be further expanded, strengthened and consolidated’’ after the opening of the embassy, Qatar-based English newspaper Gulf Times cited […]

ECOWAS to Extend Peace Keeping Mission In Gambia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ECOWAS is planning to extend the duration of its mission in The Gambia by one year. The Director, Peacekeeping and Regional Security, ECOWAS Commission, Dr Cyriaque Agnekethom said that the extension was necessary to assist the country in reforming its security sector. Agnekethom recalled that the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) […]

France Reaffirms Support for Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Government of France through its development agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), has expressed its resolve to fully support the Federal Government of Nigeria in the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for the country. The French development agency said its intervention strategy for […]

Gabon To Invest $277m In Fiber Optic Network

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gabon will invest 277 million dollars (150 billion CFA francs) over three years to expand its fiber optic telecoms network to improve digital connections, the minister of communication and digital economy said on Thursday. The first step of the project is already completed, linking the seaside capital Libreville to Franceville, said Alain-Claude […]

Mali Investigate Fulani Killings

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali’s defence minister has ordered an investigation into the alleged execution of 14 civilians last week by soldiers of the national army. Defence Minister Tiena Coulibaly has promised to investigate conflicting reports from the military and the victims’ families about how the deaths occurred. The army says 14 terrorist suspects were killed […]

After Burkina Faso Attacks, West African Leaders Vow to Fight Jihadists

Photo: Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said his country would fight and defeat militants despite being hit by Islamist insurgents in the capital last week in an attack which eight people were killed and dozens wounded. Roche was joined by the presidents of neighboring […]

Buhari Attends Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday depart for Accra, Ghana to attend the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser (Media) to the President stated that the president will use the opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing warm […]

Many Killed, Wounded As Gunmen Launch Attack in Burkina Faso

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – About 20 have been killed, while some injured as suspected gunmen launched a bloody attack in Ouagadougou, capital, with the French embassy and a military HQ reportedly being targeted Burkina Faso’s government in a swift response to the attack claimed that four suspected attackers have been killed at the embassy and at […]

Catholic Church Returns to CAN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Catholic Church has returned to the umbrella body of the Nigerian Christians – the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN. The denomination has remained outside the fold of the CAN about five years ago, following an alleged political misunderstanding between the Leadership of the two bodies. Indication to the new development was contained […]

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