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AfDB Approves $120m Loan To Build Hydropower Project In Tanzania

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $120 million loan to fund the construction of a 50 megawatt hydropower plant in Tanzania. The project which is located in Western Tanzania will provide reliable renewable energy to households, schools, clinics and small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kigoma Region of the country. […]

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5 LGAs Benefit From N300m Water Project In Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) through its flagship programme, the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in partnership with WaterAid, has enhanced water supply in five Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Enugu State with the completion of a N300 million water project. TCCF is an entity funded through Coca-Cola that implements community development programmes throughout […]

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tasks African Govts On Service Delivery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African governments to ensure that service delivery is prioritized in order to meet the expectations of their citizens.    President Kenyatta gave the charge during the 2020 Africa Delivery Exchange, a virtual two-day event that opened on Tuesday. The workshop which is jointly hosted by […]

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Patronize Made-In-Nigeria Products, Minister Urges Young Nigerians

Picture for this story has been sent via email (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite has called on the youths in the country to patronize local products instead of foreign ones. Speaking during series of town hall meetings held with the youth in the three senatorial districts of […]

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AfDB Boosts Sudan’s Response To COVID-19 With $28.2m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved grants worth $28.233 million for Sudan to shore up the country’s health system to effectively respond and contain the vagaries of COVID-19 pandemic. The grants which are being provided under the African Development Bank’s COVID-19 Response Facility is aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts […]

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US Reps Move Against Deportation Of Cameroonian Asylum Seekers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chair of the United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Keren Bass (D-CA), along with 52 other Members of Congress, have called for a halt to the deportations of Cameroonian asylum seekers. When the House was alerted that Africa asylum seekers from Cameroon and other African countries will be […]

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Group Trains 500 Students, Teachers On Climate Change

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of its capacity building initiative on climate change, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) has trained 500 students and teachers from 63 Senior Secondary Schools in Abuja. The students and teachers who participated in the training workshop were drawn from schools across the six area councils of […]

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We Must Accelerate Renewable Energy In Africa – Adesina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has harped on the need to accelerate the development of renewable energy in Africa. Dr. Adesina who made observation on Wednesday at the Finance in Common Summit hosted by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron and UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres for the […]

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Two NGOs Launch Pan-African Initiative to Track COVID-19 Funds

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two frontline civic-tech Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), BudgIT Foundation and Connected Development (CODE), have jointly inaugurated a Pan-African Tracking System for all COVID-19 intervention funds in Africa. Both NGOs are committed to spearheading the advocacy for openness, transparency and accountability in public finance in the continent. The newly inaugurated tracking system is aimed […]

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AfDB Backs Digital Technology Development In Rwanda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a grant agreement with the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and Innovation in Rwanda to support the East African nation’s Coding Academy. The Rwanda Coding Academy (RCA) was set up to develop top technology talent to drive a booming, innovation-driven digital economy in […]

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Philips Partners AU To Strengthen Healthcare Systems In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Philips, a global leader in health technology has joined forces with the African Union (AU) to strengthen healthcare infrastructure and access to care in AU Member States. The new partnership which was announced in Amsterdam today is also aimed at improving access to medical equipment by AU Member States and access to […]

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AfDB, Partners Inaugurate New Women Initiative To Promote Ethical Leadership

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners have announced the establishment of a new women initiative aimed at promoting ethical leadership in Africa. Dubbed, “Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network (WECA)”, it is an initiative geared towards creating a membership group for women executives and management leading the fight against […]

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OPINION: Free And Fair Election As Panacea For South Sudan’s Woes

  By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Republic of South Sudan was born literally out of the ashes on 9 July 2011 after decades of a debilitating and costly war. The people of South Sudan must be appreciated for their sustained commitment to sovereign independence, and to finally win their freedom, despite the […]

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#EndSARS: Police Commission Urges Restraint To Avert Anarchy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the level of destructions visited on innocent Nigerians, public facilities and businesses in the country by miscreants that hijacked the #EndSAR protests, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has called for restraint. The commission warned that any attempt to force the country into a state of lawlessness will be an ill […]

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NESG Postpones Nigerian 26th Economic Summit Over EndSARS Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sequel to the current wave of unrest and public outcry over the unintended twist the EndSARS protests have taken across Nigeria, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has postponed the 26th edition of it annual economic summit. This year’s summit with the theme “Building Partnerships for Resilience” was scheduled to hold from […]

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OPINION: Supporting Elections Across Africa

By Akua Gyekye Our work in supporting elections across Africa continues to be a priority and we’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts both locally and globally, with protecting election integrity at the center of this work. This update provides an overview of our ongoing work in reducing misinformation (https://bit.ly/34gOfh8) and removing voter suppression, preventing election interference, […]

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#EndSARS: Centre For Human Rights Tasks Nigerian Govt On Police Reform

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amidst the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in South Africa has lent its voice to the call for a holistic reform of the Nigerian policing system. The nationwide protest was triggered by call for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a tactical […]

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Police Service Commission Raises Hope On SARS Reform

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Service Commission has promised to speed up action on the implementation of the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The Presidential Panel had among other things investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS and recommended reform or restructuring […]

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Namibia Joins African Nations Partnering With Facebook On Blood Donation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Namibia has joined the list of African nations that are partnering with Facebook to boost blood donation in their respective countries. The new partnership between the South African nation and Facebook which was launched today in Windhoek, the Namibian capital was disclosed in a statement distributed by APO Group on behalf of […]

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South Africa Repositioning To Be Global Player In Gas Market –Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Government of the Republic of South Africa has said that it is currently re-positioning to become a serious player in the global gas market. The country’s Minister of Mineral and Energy, Hon. Gwede  Mantashe disclosed this while declaring open a two-day Africa Oil Week (AOW) Virtual Summit. The minister said the […]

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