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Tanzania Secures $125.2m Loan From AfDB To Tackle Water Shortage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tanzanian government have signed a $125.2 million loan agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the implementation of a project that will help address water shortages in three districts in the country’s Dodoma region. The Dodoma Resilient and Sustainable Water Development and Sanitation Program (Phase I) will benefit more than […]

AfDB Approves Establishment Of African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, aimed at transforming the continent’s pharmaceutical industry. It is new groundbreaking institution that will significantly enhance Africa’s access to the technologies that underpin the manufacture of medicines, vaccines, and other pharmaceutical products. The Foundation will strengthen bilateral […]

17 Found Dead In South African Nightclub, Police Say

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, 17 young people were found dead at a nightclub in a township in South Africa’s southern city of East London on Sunday, police said. “We got a report of about 17 people that died in a local tavern in Scenery Park, which is based in East London,” a Provincial Police […]

Namibia Receives $170m Loan From Germany In Supporting Economic Growth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Namibia and Germany signed a Financial Cooperation Agreement that would see the latter providing about 170 million U.S. dollars in a loan on favorable terms to support economic development in Namibia. This is disclosed in a joint statement by the two governments on Friday. According to the statement, the loans will be […]

African American Female Preservationist Wins Adele Chatfield-Taylor Rome Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The American Academy (AAR) in Rome has awarded Monica Rhodes, the Adele Chatfield-Taylor Rome Prize in historic preservation and conservation. Rhodes, one of few academically trained African American preservationists, with 15 years under her belt in the act of protecting the nation’s history, has meritoriously joined the most diverse Rome Prize cohort. […]

African Methodist Church, Alzeheimer’s Association Renew Strategic Partnership

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) and the Alzheimer’s Association recently announced that they are renewing their nationwide partnership to raise more awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in African American communities. The renewed collaboration is aimed at educating and engaging more than 2 million U.S.-based AME Church members in the fight […]

Africa50, AfDB, African Sovereign Investors Forum Partner On Infrastructure Projects In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa50, African Development Bank (AfDB) and the newly launched African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF) have pledged to jointly mobilize capital for the implementation of infrastructure projects in Africa. The three entities will work together to galvanize financing and to drive the development of skills and expertise within the infrastructure sector. To strengthen […]

Nigerians Need To Tolerate One Another, Says Buhari After Laying Wreath At Kigali Genocide Memorial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari made a passionate appeal to Nigerians to be tolerant of one another and embrace peace. The President toured the permanent exhibitions at the Memorial and laid a wreath at the mass graves where more than 250,000 victims of the […]

Buhari Extols Nigeria, Jamaica Relations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari met with Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, Thursday in Kigali, Rwanda, on the sidelines of the 26th edition of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), and lauded the relations between both countries. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Special Adviser to the President on […]

We Need To Silence The Guns Across Africa – Un Chief

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Nations (UN) Secretary General, António Guterres has reiterated the need to collectively intensify efforts aimed at ending the lingering armed conflicts across Africa. The UN chief made the observation at the third Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development which ended in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. This year’s edition of the […]

Rwanda President Urges Commonwealth Countries To Prioritize Youth Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has harped on the need for Commonwealth countries to harmonize and translate common visions into action to build back a shared future, prioritizing the youth. President Kagame gave the charge while speaking during a panel discussion at the opening plenary of the on-going 2022 Commonwealth Business Forum […]

Vodafone Germany Set To Recycle 1 Million Old Cell Phones From Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vodafone Germany, one of the largest and most modern telecommunication services providers in Europe has announced its plan to recycle more than 1 million old mobile phones from Africa. The company which is based in Düsseldorf, is a one-stop innovative and integrated technology and service provider with a portfolio including mobile communications, […]

EIB Approves €10m Loan To Boost Solar Energy Supply In Benin Republic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €10 million loan to support the deployment of 107,000 high-quality solar home systems to Benin Republic The project which will be implemented under new EIB ENGIE Energy Access initiative, will open up access to clean energy for 643,000 people. The solar home […]

Global Population Of Crisis-impacted Children Hits 222 Million – Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The number of crisis-impacted school-aged children around the world requiring educational support has grown from an estimated 75 million in 2016 to 222 million today, according to a new report. The report which was released by Education Cannot Wait (ECW) the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, […]

UN Chief Condemns Latest Attack On Peacekeeper In Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned an attack in Kidal, a city in northern Mali, against a convoy of UN peacekeepers that claimed the life of a blue helmet. The Guinean peacekeeper was killed by an improvised explosive device, which detonated during a UN Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) mine […]

Commonwealth Business Forum Kicks Off In Kigali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The year’s edition of Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) which is part of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), kicks off today in Kigali, Rwanda. The 2022 CBF will be the first and largest in-person gathering for Governments and Business across the Commonwealth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This […]

Gambia Supports Tourism Sector To Curtail COVID-19 Impact

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Gambian government has braced up to the challenge of minimizing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the hotel and tourism sector of its economy. The government has taken decisive and concrete steps in reviving the sector by providing relief support to the industry, especially to formal and informal sector workers and […]

AfDB, Caribbean Development Bank Sign New Strategic Partnership Deal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further strengthened their collaboration. The MoU formalizes the platform for the two multilateral development institutions to join forces to promote trade between Africa and the Caribbean. The new strategic partnership agreement will also enable […]

African Countries Must Address Climate Change, Poverty – Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said African countries must continue to explore various measures to combat climate change, desertification, while also addressing food insecurity and poverty across the continent. Buhari said this in a speech delivered by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of Pan-African […]

Kenya Calls For Immediate Cessation Of Hostilities In DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for an immediate ceasefire in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where fighting has led to the loss of lives and property. Kenyatta, the co-convener of the Inter-Congolese consultations under the Nairobi Process, urged all armed groups, both foreign and local, to lay down arms […]

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