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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 […]

George Weah Sworn in as Liberia’s President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former soccer star George Weah, 51, was sworn in Monday as Liberia’s new president in a ceremony held at a packed sports stadium in the capital of Monrovia. The presidents of Gabon, Ghana and Sierra Leone were in attendance, as well as Weah’s former fellow soccer stars. “I have spent many years […]

Ghana Warns British Airways Over Bed Bugs on Flight to Accra

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana’s Aviation Minister Cecelia Dapaah has warned British Airways (BA) it could face sanctions, after reports of bed bugs on some of the airline’s flights into the country. A British newspaper reported this week that a BA flight to Accra was grounded at London’s Heathrow Airport for four hours, after the insects […]

Gambian President, Barrow Holds Closed Door with Buhari in Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Almost a year after his inauguration, Gambian President Adama Barrow for the first time visited Nigeria and met behind the closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Mr. Barrow who arrived at the Presidential villa at about 11.50 Tuesday will be hosted to a lunch after bilateral discussions. The […]

Ghana Appoints ‘Citizen Vigilante’ As Anti-Corruption Special Prosecutor

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed former attorney general Martin Alamisi Amidu as the country’s first ever special prosecutor who will focus on investigating corruption among public officials. Mr Amidu, a member of the opposition, is nicknamed “Citizen Vigilante” for his “no-nonsense stance and campaign against corruption”, Ghana’s privately owned Citi FM news site reports. […]

Jubilation as Ex-Football Star George Weah Wins Liberia Presidential Election

Photo: Mr. George Weah (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain player Mr. George Weah has won the Liberian run-off election and will soon be officially announced as the winner. The voting for the contest which was between Weah and the incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai ended Tuesday evening. Following the outcome of the results […]

African Leaders Demand Roadmap On Resolution to Togo Political Impasse

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari and five other concerned West African leaders have called for an immediate roadmap to pave the way for negotiations between the Togolese government led by President Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema and the opposition movement. The urgent demand by the leaders came up at a meeting to discuss the situation in […]

Buhari Cautions ECOWAS over Push for Single Currency

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – NIAMEY, NIGER (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Miffed by the European Union  EU experience, President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday advised member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to tread with caution in their push for a single currency in the sub-region by the year 2020. Buhari’s appeal emanated […]

Ahead of Liberia Presidential Run-off, George Weah Visits TB Joshua

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of Liberia’s presidential run-off, former soccer star and front runner, George Opong Weah on Sunday visited the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, to seek spiritual help. Weah was accompanied to the church by a former war lord and one of the 20 presidential candidates, Senator Yormie Johnson. Receiving Weah […]

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 […]

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