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Kenya’s COVID-19 Tally Rises To 1,286

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,286. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that the latest cases were detected from 2,711 samples, which were tested in the last 24 hours. Mwangangi said that 70 of […]

DR Congo Commences 42-Day Countdown to End Ebola

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), says Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has started 42 days countdown to end Ebola in the country. Ghebreyesus who stated this in a statement posted on WHO website, said there was continued hope to end the virus. “The last person who was […]

Kenya Closes Borders with Somalia, Tanzania to Curb COVID-19 Spread

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenyan, on Saturday, closed the country’s borders with Somalia and Tanzania effective midnight as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease. Kenyatta banned the movement of persons in and out of Kenya through the Tanzania and Somalia borders for 21 days, following the rise […]

6 Killed as Plane Carrying Medical Supplies Crashes in Somalia

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Six people, including two pilots, were killed when a plane carrying medical supplies crashed in south-western Somalia on Monday, authorities said. “The cause of the accident is not yet known,” government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar told dpa. The plane, which was carrying medical supplies needed in the fight against the coronavirus, took […]

Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister, Senior Officials Test Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prime Minister Nuno Nabian of Guinea-Bissau and several other senior officials have tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the Lusa news agency reported on Wednesday. Nabian and at least three other members of his government are infected, Lusa quoted Health Minister Antonio Deuna as saying in […]

WHO Confirms 3 Fresh Cases Of Ebola Confirmed In DRC

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) says three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) WHO had on Friday confirmed a new case of Ebola virus in the city of Beni in DRC, after 52 days of not recording a case in the country. Dr Tedros […]

French Doctors who Suggested Africa as Testing Ground for Covid-19 Under Fire

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned as “racist” the comments by two French doctors who suggested a vaccine for the coronavirus could be tested in Africa. Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus contended: “Africa can’t and won’t be a testing ground for any vaccine’’. The doctors’ remarks during a […]

Tanzania, Somalia Confirm First Case of COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tanzanian and Somalia health authorities have confirmed the first cases of COVID-19, saying the patient was a female who arrived in the country from Belgium by RwandAir on Sunday. The 46-year-old-woman arrived from Belgium after visiting Sweden and Denmark, health minister Ummy Mwalimu told a news conference in the commercial capital, Dar […]

Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi Dies At 95

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Kenyan former president, Daniel Arap Moi has died. He was 95 years old. His death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement on Tuesday. Mr. Kenyatta ordered national flags to fly half-staff from Tuesday until the day of the burial. Recall that allies of the ailing Jomo Kenyatta had […]

About 2,000 Rwandan Refugees Deported From DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 1,919 Rwandan refugees have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following a Congolese military offensive against armed groups in the east of the country, an official said. Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta said this at a news conference in Kigali on Thursday. The returnees are now […]

Plane Crashes in Sudan, Killing All On Board

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A military plane carrying judges and injured people crashed on Thursday in the Darfur region of Sudan. Report says all those on board the aircraft which crashed five minutes after taking off were killed. The Antonov plane was travelling from the city of El Geneina – located in the west of Sudan, […]

Tanzania to Release 1,443 Ethiopian Prisoners

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ethiopian embassy in Dar Es Salaam said on Tuesday that the Tanzanian government would release 1,443 Ethiopian prisoners, who will be assisted to return home. The embassy said in a statement that the decision to free the prisoners was made after a trilateral discussion involving Ethiopian embassy officials, European Union (EU) […]

U.S. Threatens Visa Restrictions Over South Sudan Peace Process

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. on Thursday threatened visa restrictions on anyone, who attempts to damage the peace process in South Sudan as Washington upped its pressure on the country to form a unity government and re-evaluates its relationship with the African nation. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington would implement visa restrictions […]

Police Arrest Nairobi Governor, Sonko Over Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan police on Friday arrested the Nairobi County governor known for his chunky gold jewelry and impromptu raps on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government’s much-trumpeted anti-graft push. Chief Public Prosecutor Noordin Haji said this at a news conference in Nairobi. Haji said Gov. Mike Sonko and his associates […]

Zimbabwe Sacks 435 Doctors Over Illegal Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwean government on Friday said it has so far fired 435 junior doctors at public hospitals for engaging in an illegal strike. The doctors have been on strike since early September to demand better pay and improved working conditions. The Labor Court in October declared the strike illegal, but the doctors […]

Tanzanian to Use Money Recovered from Corruption to Finance Roads Network

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday said that money to be recovered from economic crimes would be used to build nationwide road networks. Magufuli said this shortly after he had launched a 76.6 km road from Kanazi-Kizi-Kibaoni in Katavi region that cost about 45 million dollars (100.5 billion Tanzanian shillings). “Money to […]

Sudan Closes Borders With Libya, Central Africa Over Security Issues

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan’s Sovereign Council on Thursday ordered immediate closure of its borders with Libya and Central African Republic. The council said in a statement, that the order was issued at a joint meeting held by the council with the government of South Darfur state. The meeting was held in the state’s capital Nyala […]

Uganda Airlines Inaugurates Direct Flights to Somalia Amid Improved Security

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda Airlines on Thursday inaugurated its direct flights from Entebbe to Somali capital, Mogadishu, joining the growing list of international airlines that fly into the Horn of Africa nation. The Somali Minister of Education, Abdullahi Barre, while welcoming the inaugural flight said Uganda was a popular destination for Somalis seeking education opportunities […]

Kenya Set For National Census After Ten Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya has finalised preparations for conducting a week-long population and housing census that will take place from Saturday, an official said on Friday. Zachary Mwangi, director general of Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) told journalists in Nairobi that the last census was conducted in 2009 with minimal use of technology. “The […]

Uganda Probes Allegations Of Corruption In Judiciary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ugandan Chief Justice Bart Katureebe on Wednesday named a task force to investigate allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katureebe in a statement said the six member team will begin work immediately and report back to him within 60 days. The investigation was sparked off after a series of reports by the […]

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