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IMF Approves $553.2m Credit Facility For Gabon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $553.2 million for Gabon to assist the country in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic and support the implementation of the authorities’ 2021–23 Economic Recovery Strategy of the West African nation. The fund which is a three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) as approved […]

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WHO Partners Ondo State Govt To Scale Up COVID-19 Testing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently supporting the Ondo State Government in scaling up COVID-19 sample collection and testing services in the state. The intervention was informed following a decline in most of the COVID-19 monitoring indices in the state. In first week of February this year, the number of samples […]

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New Initiative Underway To Boost Fight Against Malaria In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A major ground-breaking project is underway to boost the fight against malaria in Africa, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, a frontline global platform for coordinated action against the disease, has said. The RBM Partnership to End Malaria which was originally established as Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership in 1998,  mobilizes for action […]

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IMF Lauds Ivory Coast’s New National Development Plan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has applauded the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for its resolve and preparation of a new National Development Plan, which is aimed at promoting inclusive growth, structural transformation and private sector development. IMF gave the commendation at the conclusion of its 2021 Article IV Consultation with Côte d’Ivoire. […]

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New COVID-19 Report Raises Alarm Over Risk For People Living With HIV

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – HIV infection is a significant independent risk factor for both severe and critical COVID-19 presentation at hospital admission and in-hospital mortality, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report which was released last week at the 11th  International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) found […]

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Confab Seeks End To Violence Against Children In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Participants at the high-level virtual conference organized by African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), an independent, not-for-profit Pan-African policy research and advocacy centre, have renewed the call to stop violence against children in Africa. ACPF was established in 2003 out of concern about the situation of the African child and the need for […]

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United States Supports Ethiopia With 453,600 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States Government has donated 453,600 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to further support the fight against the virus in Ethiopia. This is coming in line with the U.S. government’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially […]

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Osinbajo Canvasses Inclusive Trade To Boost ECOWAS Economy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement necessitate more inclusive trade initiatives and expanded intra-regional trade. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the vice president spoke at the inaugural gala night of the Economic Community of […]

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France, Germany Raise Humanitarian Support For Nigeria With Additional €400,000

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The French and German Governments have boosted humanitarian support work in crisis-ridden North-East region of Nigeria with additional €400,000. The amount is aimed at supporting the continued operations of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) operated by the World Food Programme (WFP) in the West African nation. The ongoing conflict continues […]

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Insecurity: Nigeria, ECOWAS Sign MoU On Early Warning Mechanism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Government and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of an Early Warning mechanism. The agreement which was signed at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, is also aimed at establishing a National Early Warning and Response Centre […]

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Newly Open French Institute Library Will Boost Cultural Collaboration With Nigeria -Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The French Cultural Institute in Nigeria, also known as The Institut français du Nigéria has announced that its newly reopened library will serve as a hub to boost the institute’s cultural activities in Nigeria. The refurbished library, which is christened Médiathèque was reopened penultimate Saturday, after one year of renovation work on […]

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French Institute In Nigeria Re-Opens Refurbished Library

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The French Institute in Nigeria, also known as Institut Français du Nigéria, has announced the reopening of its rehabilitated and fully equipped library. The reopening of the library is coming after the completion of the renovation work in the building which started a year ago. The Press Officer of French Embassy in […]

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Kanu’s Trial: Allow Court To Adjudicate, Group Urges FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline Civil Society and not-for-profit group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the Federal Government to allow the Court of law to conduct the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), without any form of interference. The IPOB leader was re-arrested […]

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World Bank Approves $130m Additional Financing For Kenya COVID-19 Vaccines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Bank has approved $130 million additional financing for the Kenya COVID-19 Health Emergency Response Project. The grant is to facilitate affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for Kenyans. This is the second additional financing for the East African country’s COVID-19 Health Emergency Response Project. Together with the $10 million […]

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USAID Supports Africa With Additional $97m To Combat COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced its provision of  additional $97 million humanitarian support to countries in Africa to enable them tackle the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. USAID Assistant to the Administrator, Sarah Charles disclosed this during the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment. Charles said nearly […]

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Corruption Ranks Top Three Factors For Failure Of Government Polices In Nigeria – Study

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Corruption is amongst the top three factors responsible for the failure of government policies and programmes in Nigeria, according to a study conducted by Nextier, a policy think-tank firm. Nextier is a multi-competency public service advisory organization with experience bringing diverse actors together to address governance problems in highly complex environments. Its […]

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Start Work Immediately, Buhari Urges Committee On Poverty Reduction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Mohammadu Buhari has urged the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) to commence work immediately so that the Technical Working Group (TWG) would also begin putting the nuts and bolts together. The NPRGS is aimed at addressing the underlying causes of poverty on the […]

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IMF To Boost Reserves And Liquidity Of African Nations With $33bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has pledged to make $33 billion available for African nations to boost their reserves and liquidity. The Managing Director of IMF, Kristalina Georgieva made the pledge in her paper, entitled, “The Ahead for Africa – Fighting the Pandemic and Dealing With Debt”, delivered at the Annual Meeting Africa […]

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Trade Groups Partner To Raise Women Entrepreneurs In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, in conjunction with the International Trade Center (ITC) has launched a new initiative aimed at boosting the export capacity of women entrepreneurs in Egypt. Dubbed, “Women in Global Trade: SheTrades”, the initiative which is implemented by the […]

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Trade Groups Partner To Raise Women Entrepreneurs In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, in conjunction with the International Trade Center (ITC) has launched a new initiative aimed at boosting the export capacity of women entrepreneurs in Egypt. Dubbed, “Women in Global Trade: SheTrades”, the initiative which is implemented by the […]

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