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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

NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES ENVOY OF AFRICAN UNION PEACE FUND 4. R-L;  President Muhammadu Buhari, Former President ADB and Special Envoy African Union Peace Fund, Dr Donald Kaberuka, African Union Senior Scientific Officer Coordination, Dr Mohammed Kyari and Ms Wanjiru Nwaura during an audience with the President at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JULY 11 2016

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

Cameroun's President Paul Biya

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 […]

5th person dies in Guinea Ebola flare-up


A fifth person has died of Ebola in southeast Guinea since March 17, a health official told Reuters on Tuesday, raising concerns that a recent flare-up of the deadly virus could spread. The latest case was detected in Macenta prefecture, about 200 kilometers from the village of Korokpara where the four other recent Ebola-related deaths […]

Opposition Candidate wins Benin Presidential Election


Benin businessman Patrice Talon, known as the “king of cotton”, has been declared winner of a presidential run-off. His only challenger, Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou, conceded defeat earlier. Mr Talon got 65% of the votes while Mr Zinsou secured 35%. Meanwhile,  President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has congratulated the President-elect of Benin Republic, Mr Patrice […]

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