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Botswana Resumes Beef Exports

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Botswana has resumed exports of live cattle and beef from areas declared free of foot and mouth disease (FMD). However, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday that sales to Europe, which had tougher import restrictions remained suspended. In August, Botswana suspended beef exports following an outbreak of foot and mouth […]

Egypt Seeks 25-30% Annual Increase In Foreign Tourists – Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt aimed at increasing the number of foreign tourists by between 25 per cent and 30 per cent annually and boosting its revenues, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, said on Tuesday. Issa’s remarks came during an evening ceremony held at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to mark […]

Mali Players Apologise For Fighting At FIBA Women’s World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two Mali basket ballers who were filmed fighting with each other at the FIBA Women’s World Cup have apologized, saying they were frustrated after their team were eliminated from the tournament. The fight was between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou. It broke out as Serbia’s Sasa Cado was being interviewed in […]

Ugandan Army Helicopters Crash In East Congo, Kills 22

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Army spokesman on Wednesday confirmed the death of 22 people after two Ugandan military helicopters crashed in East DRC. Uganda had sent troops to its central African neighbour in December to help fight a violent rebel group known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). “The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) have not […]

Guinea Ex-Ruler Camara, Others Face Trial For Alleged Massacre Of Protesters In 2009

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The trial of Guinea former military ruler, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara and 10 others from the Guinean security forces, for the alleged massacre and rape of protesters in 2009 started on Wednesday. Camara and others are facing trial for the alleged massacre of over 150 people and the rape of at least […]

African Municipal Officials Embark On Study Tour Of Two Scandinavian Cities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Representatives of 11 African cities have begun a study tour of two Scandinavian cities to learn about people-centered solutions to urban planning and development. The 4-day trip to Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden is sponsored by the Urban and Municipal Development Fund. The Fund is hosted by the African Development […]

AfDB, Caisse des dépôts Seal $400,000 Deal To Support Micro-enterprises In Côte d’Ivoire

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a grant agreement for $400,000 with the Caisse des dépôts et consignations of Côte d’Ivoire (CDC-CI). The funds will support CDC-CI, a State-owned bank that handles official deposits to accelerate its activities to assist Ivorian small and medium-sized enterprises. The agreement was signed in Abidjan. […]

External Shocks Have Increased Africa’s Annual SDG Financing Gap To $353bn – UNDP

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has said that the annual Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) financing gap in Africa has increased to $353 billion due to unexpected external shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This was disclosed by the UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Officer-in-Charge, Regional Bureau for Arab States, Sarah Poole. […]

BET Hip Hop Awards Honour South African Pioneer Riky Rick Posthumously

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rikhado “Riky Rick” Makhado will be honoured posthumously at upcoming BET HipHop Awards ceremony to be hosted by Grammy-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality, Fat Joe on October 5. The South African entrepreneur, rapper, and fashion Icon, Riky Rick who passed on recently due to mental health struggles, will be […]

Food Security: Sall Cautions Imposition Of Trade Restrictions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amid growing global concern about threats to food security, Senegalese President and chair of the African Union (AU), Macky Sall has warned against the idea of imposing trade restrictions. President Sall gave the warning while speaking at the recent Food Security Summit which was held on the sidelines of the 77th session […]

Half Of Sudan’s Most Vulnerable Children Could Die Without Aid-UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished youngsters are expected to die without urgent humanitarian intervention, UN agencies have said. “As we speak today, 650,000 kids are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. If not treated, half of them will die,” UN Children’s […]

AfDB Approves $20m For Covid-19 Off-Grid Recovery Platform

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Off-Grid COVID-19 Recovery Platform (CRP), a brainchild of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has received $20 million in concessional investment to support rollout of its second phase. The CRP is a blended finance initiative to unlock private capital for energy access companies to mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic while […]

Senegal Secures Over €28m Loan From AfDB For Road Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senegalese Government has secured a €28.88 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the rehabilitation of the road and transport network linking six municipalities in the country. The target areas are Yeumbel Nord (Dakar suburbs), Keur Massar and Guédiawaye (Dakar region), Thiès (West), Kaolack (Centre-West) and Saint-Louis (North-West). Road […]

Cannon Launches Virtual Academy For Filmmakers In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) has announced the launch of its revolutionary virtual film school called Canon Academy Video, which is aimed at providing filmmakers with a dynamic, interactive, and engaging educational platform. The company has remained committed to advancing educational and empowerment opportunities in Africa and has a myriad of […]

NEPAD-IPPF 35th Oversight Committee Meeting Holds Today

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The New Partnership for Africa’s Development-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) will hold its 35th oversight committee meeting today. NEPAD-IPPF is a multi-donor special fund, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Its mandate is to spur sustainable infrastructure development on the African continent through the preparation of bankable, investment-ready projects. It does […]

Climate Ministerial Meeting Sets Agenda For COP27

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, stakeholders, ministers and development experts have cautioned against turning the conference into a mere talking shop of promises. Speakers from Africa and other developing parts of the world, gave the warning at the 2nd ministerial meeting on climate and development held on […]

Buhari Advocates Better Afro- Arab Cooperation To Resolve Mutual Interest Issues

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has called on African countries and their Arab partners to work hard and be more united to realise common objectives. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with the President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, in New York, Buhari said the actualisation of the UN resolution which proposed a Two-State solution to […]

Africans Converge In Kansas For Talks On Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Delegates from Ghana, Kenya, and other African countries will converge in Kansas City to brainstorm on salient issues surrounding the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The long overdue meeting is of utmost importance and in tandem with the vision of The United Nations Decade of People of African Descent. The slave trade regularly used […]

Mali, AfDB Join Forces To Accelerate Implementation Of Anti-poverty Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Mali and the African Development Bank (AfDB), have agreed to accelerate ongoing country projects that aim to reduce poverty. This is coming at the heels of a high-level AfDB mission to the West African nation, which ended on 16th September. A delegation of the bank staff and the Malian […]

New Report Says Africa’s Political Stability Risks ‘ll Be Heightened In 2023

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Political stability risks in Africa will be heightened in the coming year as socio-economic challenges exacerbate deep inequalities and highlight governments’ inability to address them, a newly published seventh edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index Report. has warned. The report was jointly launched on Tuesday by a leading global specialist risk consultancy, […]

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