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Rwanda, Senegal and DRC Presidents to Speak at Annual Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum

…Over 5,000 Participants, 40 Speakers Expected at the Forum (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s champion of entrepreneurship, has announced the line-up of speakers and activities for the 5th Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs and the African entrepreneurship ecosystem. For the Forum’s Presidential Dialogue, […]

UBA: Leaders Emphasise Importance of History to African Development

Photo Caption: L-R: Chairman of Ghana’s Convention People’s Party:  Ms Samia Nkrumah; Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; Group Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu; Guinean Historian and Playwright, Professor, Djibril Tamsir Niane; Afro musician, Mr. Femi Kuti; and Legal Practitioner and Moderator, Ms. Ayo Obe at UBA’s Africa’s day event in Lagos. —————————————————– (AFRICAN EXAMINER) […]

Cameroonian Envoy Seeks Unity, Peace Among Compatriots

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Consul- General of the Cameroon in Nigeria, Mrs Bessem Manga, has called on her compatriots at home and abroad to close ranks and embrace peace for the emancipation of their country. Manga made the call late on Monday in a speech to mark the 47th Edition of the National Day of Cameroon […]

At Least 104 Dead in DR Congo Boat Accident

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 104 people were killed after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu in South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), authorities confirmed on Thursday. During Thursday’s visit to the disaster zone, President Felix Tshisekedi met with the local authorities and families of victims that died during the […]

Plane Crash: Nigeria Joins Others to Ban Boeing 737 Max From their Airspace

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Federal Government (FG) has banned Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft from operating within in its airspace. Minister of State for Transport (Aviation) Senator Hadi Sirika, made the announcement Wednesday at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, in Abuja. The first meeting after the general elections which […]

Ghana Committed to Improved Relations With Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Alhaji Rashid Bawa, has reaffirmed his country’s commitment  to ensuring improved relations between the two countries. Bawa, who spoke at the 62nd Independence Anniversary ceremony of Ghana held  in Abuja, described the relationship between his country and Nigeria as a “ phenomenal development.’’ According to him, disunity […]

922 Madagascar Children Die Of Measles Since October

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, in spite of a huge emergency vaccination programme, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. Dr Katrina Kretsinger of WHO’s expanded programme on immunisation said this at a news conference in Geneva. “The number of deaths […]

Gabon Coup: Government Says Situation Under Control

Photo: Ailing Gabonese Leader, Ali Bongo said to have been in Morocco for over 2 months (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted military coup. The government further said four of the rebels had been arrested by the […]

ECOWAS to Assist Member States Address Forest Resources Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Economic Community of West African States on Tuesday restated its commitment to support Nigeria and other member states in their efforts to sustain management of forest resources in the sub region. The ECOWAS Director of Environment, Dr Johnson Boanuh said this at the National Consultation Workshop on the Technical and Financial […]

Ebola: WAHO Pushes for Regional Health Emergency Response Plan

Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Directors of the National Coordinating Institutions of Fifteen West African Countries are currently meeting in Abuja under the umbrella of West African Health Organisation (WAHO) to validate the regional Epidemic and Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. The West African Health Organisation meeting will also focus on the ECOWAS inter institutional […]

Cote d’Ivoire Plans to Double Gold Output By 2025

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Cote d’Ivoire plans to double gold production by 2025, its vice president said on Monday, as the West African country strives to revive its long-neglected mining sector. Cote d’Ivoire  the world’s top cocoa producer, is seeking to diversify revenues by increasing gold output from 25 tonnes last year to 50 tonnes between […]

ECOWAS Submits $602m 2019 Budget to Parliament

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ECOWAS Commission has submitted a budget proposal of 602 million dollars (381, 612, 734 Units of Accounts (UA) to the Community Parliament for the 2019 fiscal year. The Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) of the ECOWAS Commission made the presentation at the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the parliament in Abuja […]

Nigeria, Senegal To Strengthen Relations In Trade, Energy, Security

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Nigeria and Senegal have agreed to strengthen their bilateral relation in the areas of economic, trade and industry tourism, security, defence, energy, agriculture and education, among others, Senegalese Foreign Minister, Sidiki Kaba said. Kaba said this in Dakar after a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, who was on a working […]

Cameroun Troops Kill 4 Separatists After Death of American Missionary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Cameroun Minister of Defence, Joseph Assomo, said on Wednesday four armed separatists were killed by government forces on Tuesday after the death of an American missionary in Bambui. Bambui is a locality in Northwest, one of the two war-torn Anglophone regions of the country. “Terrorists that killed the American missionary, Charles Wesco […]

How Coastal Countries Can Curb Piracy in West Africa Waters, By Lokpobiri

…As Pirates Hack Vessel in Ghana, Abduct 3 Korean Crew in Nigerian Waters (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the current President of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has urged member countries of the West African sub-region to ensure that all vessels plying […]

Liberia Central Bank Denies It Lost $100 Million Newly Printed Notes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Liberia’s central bank did not lose more than 100 million dollars in newly printed notes, its governor said on Tuesday. He was disputing prior government statements that have sparked outrage and a federal investigation. The Information minister said last month that two separate shipments of cash containing a total of 104 million […]

Group Condemns Travel Restriction Imposed by Cameroonian Government 

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) has strongly condemned the Cameroonian government over its decision to introduce travel permits requirement and restrictions in the Anglophones regions of the country. The CHRDA, the leading human rights organization working to realize human rights in Cameroon, said […]

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. […]

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