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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 […]

Indonesian Man, 3 Nigerians Executed in Indonesia for Drug Crimes

Indonesia has carried out the executions of four drug convicts, including three foreigners. The Indonesian man and three Nigerians were killed by firing squad shortly after midnight local time (17:00 GMT) at the Nusakambangan prison island. A further 10 convicts who had been expected to be killed had a last-minute stay of execution. Amnesty International […]

Buhari Reiterates Nigeria’s Commitment to African Union

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that Nigeria will fulfill its financial obligation to the African Union (AU), particularly on programmes and operations aimed at ensuring durable peace, stability and security on the continent. Mr. President made the promise Monday while receiving the AU Envoy on the Peace Fund, Dr. Donald Kaberuka. […]

Boko Haram: Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya Begins two-day State Visit to Nigeria

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Paul Biya of Cameroon, will at the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari, begin a two-day state visit to Nigeria, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. President Biya, who will be accompanied by his wife, Chantal and senior Cameroonian government officials, will be received Tuesday afternoon at the Presidential Villa, Abuja by […]

11 Killed at Cape Verde Military Base

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Eleven men, including eight soldiers, were killed at a military barracks in Cape Verde. Officials in the West African nation said Tuesday that a disgruntled soldier, now missing, is suspected of killing the soldiers and three civilians, including two Spanish nationals. A statement posted on the government website said “personal […]

US Sends 2 Guantanamo Prisoners to Senegal

WASHINGTON—The U.S. released two inmates from its Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba on Monday, sending them to the west African nation of Senegal. “The United States is grateful to the government of Senegal for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility,” a Pentagon statement […]

Mali Arrests 21 after Attack on EU Military Training Mission

Authorities in Mali have arrested 21 people in connection with an attack on the headquarters of an EU military training operation there, a senior police official said on Wednesday. In the foiled gun attack on Bamako’s Nord-Sud Hotel on Monday, one assailant was killed and two others arrested. There were no reports of casualties at […]

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