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Mali To Oppose ECOWAS Sanctions In International Courts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali has said it will seek to overturn in international courts what Bamako calls “illegal sanctions” imposed by a West African economic bloc over delays to the country’s elections. “These measures are illegal under several international conventions” including those which “prohibit sanctions against landlocked countries” like Mali, interim Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla […]

Troops, Gunmen Exchange Fire Near AFCON Venue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Troops and armed men have exchanged fire in the Cameroonian city of Buea, leaving several injured in the capital of a region hit by separatist violence and a host for teams in the Africa Cup of Nations, the local mayor said Thursday. “The security forces rapidly intervened and an investigation is under […]

Gunshots Mar Mali’s Training

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A gunfight broke out near the Mali football team’s base in Cameroon, forcing them to cancel their final training session ahead of their AFCON match with Tunisia. Two people are reported to have been killed in a gunfight between government forces and separatists in the African nation. The western region of Cameroon […]

UN Body Announces $17.7m Grant To Support Displaced Children In Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced US$17.7 million grant to support access to quality life-sustaining education programmes for displaced, conflict-affected and vulnerable children and adolescents in Sudan. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, an estimated 4.3 million children were out […]

Climate Change: AFDB Seeks Establishment Of Carbon Sink Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has harped on the need to establish the proposed long-term carbon sink to offset carbon emissions with a view to ameliorating the impact of climate change. Carbon Sink Fund involves activities and mechanisms that absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to offset carbon emissions through afforestation, reforestation, forest […]

ECOWAS Withdraws Ambassadors In Mali, Shuts Borders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has resolved to withdraw all its ambassadors from Mali and close land and air borders between member-countries and Mali. This resolution was conveyed in a communiqué issued after an Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, Ghana. […]

AfDB Approves $47.09m Grant For Agro-industrial Processing Zone In Mozambique

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a $47.09 million grant for the first phase of the Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor, a Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone in Mozambique. Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) are integrated development initiatives designed to concentrate agro-processing activities within areas of high agricultural potential to boost productivity, integrate […]

6 Die In Al-Shabab Attack In Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  At least six villagers were killed on Monday in an attack by al-Shabab militants at a village in Kenya’s coastal county of Lamu, local officials said. Lamu County Commissioner, Irungu Macharia, said that the attackers, believed to have crossed over from neighbouring Somalia, also torched several houses in the attack there. “The […]

Denmark Supports African Water Facility For Climate-smart Services With $30m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Danish government has provided a $30.1 million grant for the African Water Facility for climate-smart water and sanitation services in four drought-prone countries in the continent. The African Water Facility which is tagged, “Improving access to climate-resilient safe water supply and sanitation services in the Sahel and Horn of Africa programme”, […]

UN Body Supports Out-of-School Children In Burundi With $12m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, announced yesterday $12 million catalytic grant   to fund the roll out of the first Multi-Year Resilience Programme in Burundi. This seed funding grant is coming as a response to interconnected crises that have left 1.9 […]

Germany Trains Specialists For Vaccine Plant In Rwanda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the plan to set up vaccine manufacturing plant in Rwanda, the German Government is currently training of specialists for the take- off of the project aimed at using BioTech’s messenger RNA technology. Currently, only 1 percent of the COVID-19 vaccines administered in Africa are produced in the continent but the […]

Make Provision For Gender Budgeting, IMF Urges Cameroon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has harped on the need for the Government of Cameroon to include an annex dedicated to gender budgeting in the country’s 2022 annual budget. The IMF said the West African nation should prioritize and develop a strategy for financial inclusion, adding that the need for steady progress on […]

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies At 90

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African anti-apartheid icon, Desmond Tutu, died on Sunday aged 90. South Africa’s president, President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the Archbishop’s death on Sunday. Ramaphosa said, “The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us […]

International Partners Knock Mali Over Recruitment Of Russian Mercenaries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Germany, France, Britain and other members of the international community have chided the government of Mali for recruiting Russian mercenaries in the protracted armed conflict in the West African nation. Mali has experienced sustained political instability, with three military coups since 2012. A military transitional government took power in May this year. […]

Tunisia Court Sentences Ex-President Marzouki To Prison In Absentia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A Tunisian court has issued a verdict in absentia sentencing former president Moncef Marzouki to four years in prison after he criticised President Kais Saied and called for protests. The court found against Marzouki on charges of “assaulting the external security of the state”, according to the state news agency TAP. Marzouki, […]

Leadership Crisis Disrupts Assemblies Of God Church Parish In Ghana

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A protest started at the Assemblies of God Church, Jesus Power parish, Ashanti-West Region, Ghana because of the dismissal of seven leaders of the local assembly. The Regional Superintendent, Stephen Yaw Manu, stated that the crisis started over the appointment of a new presiding pastor for the parish. The dismissed members include […]

Libyan Election Collapses With No Plan Out Of Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Libya’s parliament said Friday’s planned presidential election would not go ahead, leaving the internationally-backed peace process in chaos and the fate of the interim government in doubt. The electoral commission proposed pushing back the voting date by a month, confirming a delay that had been widely expected amid ongoing disputes over the […]

South Sudan: Senior UN Official Condemns Killing Of Humanitarian Worker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Matthew Hollingworth, has strongly condemned the killing of a UN-contracted aid worker that also left another injured, after the convoy they were travelling in came under attack. Hollingworth, in a statement on Monday, said the World Food Programme (WFP) convoy had been deliberately targeted. Armed […]

Nigeria-Cameroon Border: Commission To Resolve 4 Outstanding Issues From ICJ In 2022 – DG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The National Boundary Commission (NBC) says it is poised to resolve the four out of 20 issues concerning the Nigeria-Cameroon border in 2022. Mr Admu Adaji, the Director-General of the NBC, disclosed this during a media parley with top media executives  in Abuja. Adaji said the judgment by the International Court of […]

Youth Empowerment: Rep Deputy Minority Leader Pays WAEC Fee Of 600 Enugu Students

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The joy of parents and over 600 Students of Rosary High School Awgu, Enugu State, weekend know no bounds as the Deputy Minority leader of the House of Representatives Hon. Toby Okechukwu bankrolled their West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) fees. African Examiner reports that the  National Assembly member who  represents Awgu, Aniri […]



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