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UNDP Says COVID-19 May Plunge 100 Million Africans Into Deeper Energy Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has estimated that about 100 million Africans who were able to afford sustainable energy before the COVID-19 outbreak, will return to unsustainable resources. This was disclosed at a special UNDP Africa briefing on the consequences of the crisis in Ukraine for African economies on Friday in […]

UN Body Supports Northern Ethiopia With Additional $2m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises has announced the approval of additional $2 million grant for the Northern region of Ethiopia. The new grant brings the ECW ongoing Investments in Ethiopia to over $30 Million. It also builds on the impact of […]

WHO Confirms Death Of 3rd Ebola Patient In DR Congo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, confirmed the death of third Ebola patient in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the latest fatality in an outbreak first reported in April. The first case was reported on April 23 and a total of three deaths have been confirmed so far. A 48-year-old man […]

Joint Initiative Intensifies Climate Action In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Center on Adaptation is currently mobilizing and expanding the frontiers of adaptation financing mechanisms to mitigate climate change across Africa. The initiative which is known as the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAAP), aims to mobilise $25 billion to drive adaptation […]

Ethiopia: 27 Trucks Of Essential Items Arrive Tigray Region – UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A convoy carrying desperately needed humanitarian aid arrived in the capital of the restive Tigray region in northern Ethiopia this past weekend, the UN reported on Thursday. UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalists in New York that the 27 trucks delivered nearly 1,000 metric tonnes of food and other essential items to […]

Forum Advocates Collective Action Against Corruption In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 12th edition of the African anti-corruption conference, has opened with a clarion call from delegates to strengthen cooperation and collaboration among anti-corruption agencies in Africa to help address the gaps in fighting corruption across the continent. Organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, the Regional Conference […]

AfDB Moves Against Emerging Environmental Challenges In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank has commenced stakeholder consultations on its Integrated Safeguards System to adequately address emerging environmental and social issues in Africa. As part of its commitment to continuously improve environmental and social management and governance, the AfDB has prepared a draft of its updated Integrated Safeguards System, which is being consulted […]

New Report Harps On Dividends Of Urbanization In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cities across Africa are increasingly making progress in their growth trajectory and raking in a lot of benefits for people across the continent, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Jointly produced by the OECD-Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission […]

Global Recovery From COVID-19 Rooted In Forests, Says New Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Trees and forests can help the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its related economic aftershocks, in addition to combating climate change and biodiversity loss, a new report has revealed. Current estimates indicate that more than half of world’s gross domestic product which stood at $84.4 trillion in 2020, is dependent […]

OPINION: Buhari Must Discard His Plan to Impose Another Northern President in 2023

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I wish to draw the attention of the nation to ongoing underhand schemings by Buhari and the people around him to retain power in the North come the 2023 presidential elections.  When we say the North, we mean the imposition of another Fulani Oligarch candidate on the nation.   Apart from the country […]

AfDB Initiative To Empower 5o Million Youth In Africa By 2025

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) is poised to empower and equip 50 million youth with employable skills by 2025 through its Jobs for Youth in Africa Initiative. The Bank said the initiative also seeks to create 25 million jobs in agriculture, information, communication and technology fields, and other key industries across the continent. […]

New Grant Raises Hope For Women-owned Small Businesses In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A new round of funding grant amounting to $15 million is underway for the growth and development of women-owned small businesses in Africa. This is coming under the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI). The grant which is the fourth round of financing of $54.8 million will benefit almost 69,000 women entrepreneurs […]

Buhari Applauds AfDB’s Emergency Plan To Mitigate Food Crisis In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian President, Mohammadu Buhari has commended the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its emergency plan to mitigate the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on food supplies in Africa. Russia and Ukraine dominate exports of wheat and maize to Africa. With the disruption of supplies arising from the war, Africa now faces a […]

Somalia PM Asks Peacekeepers To Secure Parliamentary Speaker Vote

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Somalia’s Prime Minister on Wednesday asked African Union soldiers to protect lawmakers as they pick new leadership, after warning police and intelligence officials not to interfere in the long-overdue elections. Somalia’s long-delayed election process has been beset by Islamist violence and a power struggle between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister […]

AfDB Approves $180m Loan To Co-finance Energy Project In Rwanda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two loans amounting to $180 million to co-finance a major energy project that will extend electricity access to rural areas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Rwanda. This follows the 26 May 2021 approval for $84.2 million from the resources of the African Development Fund (ADF), […]

AU Lauds Decision To Deploy Regional Peacekeeping Force To DR Congo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Union welcomed a recent decision of East African leaders to deploy a regional peacekeeping force to unrest-hit parts of Democartic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, in a statement said he welcome the recent decision by regional leaders to send […]

Heavy Rains Kill Nearly Dozen, Destroy Property In Rwanda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 11 people were confirmed dead and property destroyed in Rwanda after heavy rains pounded different parts of the country on Saturday overnight, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Monday. Seven of the victims were from the Nyamasheke district in western Rwanda, while three were from the capital city Kigali, the […]

Kenya Airways Resumes Flights To Madagascar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya Airways (KQ) on Monday resumed operations to Madagascar following the easing of travel restrictions by Antananarivo. Julius Thairu, the airline’s chief commercial and customer officer, said the airline would operate the direct flight thrice weekly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi to Ivato International Airport, Antananarivo. Thairu, in a statement […]

Over 200 Die In Violence In Sudan’s Western Darfur Region

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 201 people died and 98 injured, in violence in West Darfur state in Sudan, an official working for the governor of the region said on Monday. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reported that tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes by the violence. It added that […]

Africa Lost 30 Million Jobs On Account Of COVID-19 – Adesina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has said Africa, which currently has lowest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rates, had lost as many as 30 million jobs on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking about Africa’s priorities, as a guest at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center on Friday, Dr. Adesina […]

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