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Jacob Zuma Makes First Public Appearance Since Release From Prison

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma on Thursday made his first public appearance since his release from prison on medical parole last month to lay charges against a chief state prosecutor. Zuma walked into a police station in the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg, where he is on trial for corruption, to open a […]

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Zambia Arrests 14 Government Officials Over Corruption

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested 14 former and current government officials over graft offenses. ACC said in a statement on Thursday, that the 14 arrested include a former Southern province Permanent Secretary, Sibanze Simuchoba. It stated that the permanent secretary and two other officials were arrested for failure to follow applicable […]

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Uganda: Support Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Grassroots, WHO Urges Donors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Uganda continues to receive Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine donations, the World Health Organisation (WHO) representative said donors needed to support the distribution of the vaccines to remote areas. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO representative to Uganda, told reporters that developing countries need support to ensure that vaccines reach everyone including those in remote […]

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700,000 South Sudanese Hit By Worst Floods In Decades, Says UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday said it was alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the worst flooding in decades in South Sudan, as it affected more than 700,000 people across the country. Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at the  UN headquarters in […]

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Tigray Forces Say Air Strikes Hit Ethiopia’s Mekelle, Govt Denies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Rebellious Tigrayan forces have accused the Ethiopian government of launching air strikes on the capital of Tigray region, and though a government official initially denied strikes, state-run media later reported the air force conducted an attack. The reported raid follows intensified fighting in two other Ethiopian regions, where the central government’s military […]

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Japanese Govt. Earmarks $260,000 To Combat Piracy, Kidnapping In Gulf Of Guinea

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Japanese government has earmarked 260,000 dollars in its bid  towards combating piracy and kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), especially Nigerian waterway. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Team Lead on Governance, Peace and Security, Mr Matthew Alao, said this on Monday at the inauguration ceremony of a two-week anti-piracy first  […]

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UNICEF Applauds Delisting Of CJTF From Armed Groups Recruiting Children

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Children’s fund  UNICEF on Monday  said the delisting of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) from the United Nations Secretary-General’s report on Children and Armed Conflict as one of the armed groups recruiting and using children in north-east Nigeria is one step forward for child protection. Recalled that in […]

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Tanzania Allocates $39.1m For Tourism Recovery Amid COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Tanzania has allocated 90.6 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 39.2 million U.S. dollars) for the implementation of 23 projects aimed at revamping the tourism sector affected by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), a cabinet minister said on Sunday. Damas Ndumbaro, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, told a press conference in the commercial […]

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Son Of Ex-Somali Political Aide Arrested Over UK Lawmaker Stabbing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said. Amess, 69, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, was […]

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ECOWAS Will Continue To Sustain Democratic Rule In Sub-Region — Speaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Dr Sidie Tunis, Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament, has assured that the Community’s institutions remain committed to promoting the principles of human rights, democracy, rule of law, transparency, accountability, and good governance in the sub-region. Tunis made this known on Saturday at the closing of the High-level Seminar of the ECOWAS Parliament in Winneba, […]

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Enugu APC Congress Produces 2 State Chairmen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An ex-Deputy Chairman of the Enugu state Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Comrade Adolphus Ude, has emerged Chairman of the party in the state, after defeating two other opponents. Similarly, an ex-Commissioner for Works in the state, Chief Ugochukwu Agballa was produced by a parallel congress staged by former Senate […]

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COVID-19: Ugandan Govt Agencies Demand Vaccination Proof Before Admission To Premises

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Government Departments and Agencies in Uganda have started demanding proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before allowing access to their premises. The National Medical Stores (NMS) on Friday said all staff and visitors must show proof of full vaccination before admission to their premises. It said the move is in line with […]

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Misuse Of Social Media, A Trigger Of Post-Election Crisis – ECOWAS Police Chiefs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Police Chiefs of some ECOWAS member countries  lamented the misuse of social media which in recent times had become a major trigger of post-election crises. They disclosed this during discussions on “Security Forces and Inclusive, Peaceful Democratic Elections in the ECOWAS Region Consolidation’’ at the on-going ECOWAS Parliament High-level seminar in Winneba, […]

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Ugandan Govt Agencies Demand COVID-19 Vaccination Proof

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Some Government Departments and Agencies in Uganda have started demanding proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before allowing access to their premises. The National Medical Stores (NMS) on Friday said all staff and visitors must show proof of full vaccination before admission to their premises. It said the move is in line with […]

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Invest More To Improve hand washing For All, WaterAid Urges Governments

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As G20 leaders prepare to convene in Rome to improve pandemic preparedness, a frontline international not-for-profit organisation, WaterAid has harped on the need for  governments, particularly in the poor countries to invest more to enable every citizens wash their hands with soap and water. Currently working in 28 countries to change the […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Registers 251 New Cases, 5 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has registered 251 infections and five COVID-19 related death on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total number of infections toll to 208,404. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Thursday morning. The 251 fresh cases reported on Wednesday indicate an increase from the […]

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PDP National Chair: Northern Stakeholders Yet To Have Consensus Candidate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The search for a consensus National Chairman candidate from the North is still on as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders from the region have yet to arrive at an agreement. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a meeting of the party’s stakeholders from the Northern region where a consensus […]

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Tunisia Unveils New Govt But With No Sign Of End To Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Tunisia’s president unveiled a new government on Monday, but gave no hint when he would relinquish his near total control after seizing most powers in July, or start reforms needed for a financial rescue package to avert economic disaster. Under rules President Kais Saied announced last month when he swept aside much […]

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2023 Liberian Election: Minister Commends ECOWAS, Calls For Control Of Small Arms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ahead of Liberia’s Presidential and Legislative elections in 2023, Mr Jawarlah Tonpo, Liberia’s Deputy Minister, Press and Public Affairs, has urged security agencies in the country to redouble their efforts at containing the circulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. Tonpo made the call in Monrovia, while delivering an address at the […]

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Purchase of London Property: Oyetola Opens Up; Denies Any Wrongdoing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, has described as unfounded and untrue, the report connecting him to the purchase of a property in London, United Kingdom. Oyetola disclosed that he resigned from the company, ‘Aranda Overseas Corporation’, that was allegedly used to buy the said property in 2011 when he was appointed as […]

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