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Protect Media Freedom, MRA Urges Nigeria’s President-elect

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As preparations for the inauguration of Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, gather momentum, Media Rights Agenda (MRA), has urged him to make a commitment to protect media freedom in the country. MRA said the President-elect should do so by, among other things, reviewing and amending existing laws and regulations to ensure they provide […]

Centre Tasks African States On Freedom Of Expression, Access To Online Information

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in South Africa, has urged African States to facilitate the rights to freedom of expression and access to information online and offline. The Centre said governments across the continent can achieve this by creating an environment that promotes the free flow of information with independent, […]

Confab For Black Women In Corporate America Kicks Off May 18

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This year’s edition of retreat and leadership development conference for Black women in corporate America has been scheduled to hold from May 18 to 21. The event which is dubbed, “Black Woman Leading LIVE!”, will be held in Clearwater Beach, FL at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Founder and Chief Executive Officer […]

AfDB Unveils New Whistleblowing Policy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has flagged off a six-month campaign to sensitize its internal and external stakeholders on its new Whistleblowing Policy. The new Whistleblowing Policy, which was approved by the AfDB’s Boards of Directors in January this year, brings retaliation by contractors, consultants and suppliers under the bank’s sanctions […]

African Countries Need More Climate Investments – AfDB

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that to combat climate change and support green growth, African countries need more climate investments to achieve their national targets for emissions reductions and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. Africa, the continent that pollutes the planet the least, is today one of the world’s […]

Renowned Journalist Folly Bah Thibault Is ECW’s New Global Champion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has appointed a renowned journalist and humanitarian, Folly Bah Thibault as its new Global Champion. The acclaimed international journalist will join ECW in raising awareness and advocating for education for the world’s most vulnerable children. […]

AfDB Seals Deal With ILX To Support SDGs, Climate Change Projects In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Africa’s premier development finance institution, has signed a new agreement with ILX Management B.V. (ILX), an Amsterdam-based fund management firm, to raise additional capital for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate change projects across Africa. ILX is an emerging market focused private credit fund that invests in […]

Over 20 Million People In Germany Have Immigration Background – Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 20.2 million people in Germany have immigration background, according to a new report released on Thursday by the German Federal Statistics Office. This amounts to 24.3 percent of the total population of the European nation. Nearly one in four people living in Germany, according to the report, have an […]

Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund Urges Students To Apply

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF), which is founded by rapper turned business mogul Jay-Z and his philanthropist mother, Gloria Carter, has urged eligible students to apply for the annual scholarship. This is coming as the deadline for this year’s scholarship is fast approaching. The SCSF helps students advance their education by giving […]

Climate Investment Funds Vows To Keep Mobilizing Resources For African Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Climate Investment Funds (CIF), a premier multilateral climate finance mechanism at the forefront of climate action in developing countries, has promised to continue to mobilize resources to support African countries. Established at the request of G8 and G20 countries in 2008 as one of the largest fast-tracked climate financing instruments globally, CIF […]

Germany Will Continue To Work With Leaders, NGO In Mali – Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze has reaffirmed that Germany will continue to work together with local leaders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Mali after withdrawing its troops next year. The minister said as Germany prepares to withdraw the Bundeswehr from Mali by next year, the ongoing development aids in the […]

Don Says Dancing Could Help Women To Reduce Stress

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A university don, Netball Africa certified instructor and a sport for change activist, Dr. Grace Ataha has said that dancing is an empowering tool that could help women to reduce their level of stress. Dr. Ataha, who teaches, “Traditional Dances and Sports in Nigeria” a third year course at the Department of Physical […]

Paradigm Initiative Tasks Stakeholders On Internet Accessibility In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Paradigm Initiative (PIN), a leading Pan-African Digital Rights and Inclusion organization has urged stakeholders to contribute towards efforts aimed at ensuring Internet accessibility, particularly in Africa. Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, Mr. ‘Gbenga Sesan gave the charge at the 10th edition of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF23), which kicked off […]

AfDB Tasks Burundian Government On Reforms In Fertilizer Sector

AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group urged the Burundian government to pursue reforms in the fertilizer sector of its economy. President of AfDB Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina gave the charge when he met with the Burundian officials at the bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. Dr. Adesina, who was accompanied by some top officials of […]

US-based Social Justice Crusader Threatens To Sue Disability Commission Boss Over Alleged Rape Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -A concerned Nigerian and social justice crusader, David Musa King has vowed to institute a legal action against the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities (NCPWD), Mr. James Lalu, over alleged rape complaint. King, who hails from Ganawuri town in Riyom Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State, but […]

AfDB Has Mobilized $2.3bn To Finance Water Projects in Africa – Adesina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has said that the bank has successfully mobilized over $2 billion to finance its water pillar projects in Africa. Dr. Adesina disclosed this during his visit to Egypt where was warmly received by the Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.  He was in […]

BFN Hosts Maiden World Badminton Federation Shuttle Time Initiative In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –The Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has held the maiden edition of the Shuttle Time badminton training event in Nigeria. The Shuttle Time training event is a catch-them-young training that is specially designed by World Badminton Federation (WBF). It is targeted at children and youths aged between 5 to 15 years old, with a […]

AfDB Appoints New Vice President For Regional Development, Integration, Business Delivery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The African Development Bank (AfDB) has appointed Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, a Cameroonian national, Vice President for its Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery complex. The appointment Akin-Olugbade, a seasoned senior executive with close to 31 years of experience delivering technical, managerial and strategic knowledge and leadership in capital markets, treasury, asset management and product […]

Lesotho Monarch Urges Renewed Commitment To Tackle Malnutrition In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – King Letsie III of Lesotho has urged African leaders to translate commitments into action in order to achieve nutrition targets in Africa. Africa, the continent with the highest percentage of stunted children in the world, has struggled to make inroads into combating malnutrition. Despite regional and national efforts to address malnutrition, almost […]

AfDB Reaffirms Young People’s Role In Africa’s Sustainable Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has harped on the integral role of young people in Africa’s sustainable development trajectory.   AfDB’s Vice President for Power, Energy, and Climate & Green Growth, Dr. Kevin Kariuki made the observation in his opening remarks at an event organized on the side-lines of the recent 3rd Gobeshona Global […]



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