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Kenya’s War Against Corruption, Inclusive Growth Excites AfDB

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed satisfaction over its support for the Kenyan Government in the implementation of its reform programmes aimed at strengthening the war against corruption and sustain inclusive growth in the East Africa nation. The AfDB said Kenya’s reforms agenda is also enhancing the environment for infrastructure development […]

Namibia Receives $170m Loan From Germany In Supporting Economic Growth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Namibia and Germany signed a Financial Cooperation Agreement that would see the latter providing about 170 million U.S. dollars in a loan on favorable terms to support economic development in Namibia. This is disclosed in a joint statement by the two governments on Friday. According to the statement, the loans will be […]

Rwanda President Urges Commonwealth Countries To Prioritize Youth Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has harped on the need for Commonwealth countries to harmonize and translate common visions into action to build back a shared future, prioritizing the youth. President Kagame gave the charge while speaking during a panel discussion at the opening plenary of the on-going 2022 Commonwealth Business Forum […]

Commonwealth Business Forum Kicks Off In Kigali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The year’s edition of Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) which is part of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), kicks off today in Kigali, Rwanda. The 2022 CBF will be the first and largest in-person gathering for Governments and Business across the Commonwealth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This […]

Kenya Calls For Immediate Cessation Of Hostilities In DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for an immediate ceasefire in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where fighting has led to the loss of lives and property. Kenyatta, the co-convener of the Inter-Congolese consultations under the Nairobi Process, urged all armed groups, both foreign and local, to lay down arms […]

Tax Transparency In Africa Report For Launch On Tuesday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This year’s edition of the Tax Transparency in Africa report has been scheduled for launch on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenyan. The launch is part of the 11th meeting of the Africa Initiative, slated for 14-16 June in the east African nation. The conference will gather experts from tax administrations, regional and international […]

New Somali President Promises To Step Up Fight Against Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Somalia’s new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, vowed to clamp down on terrorism in the crisis-ridden country during his swearing-in ceremony on Thursday. “We will increase the military pressure on terrorism,” Mohamud, who already served as head of state of the East African country between 2012 and 2017, said. The new leader also […]

Militiamen Kill 12 In East Congo Village Raid

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Militiamen killed 12 people in a night raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the shore of Lake Albert, a local human rights group said on Tuesday. The group and an army spokesman blamed the attack on CODECO, one of many militias operating in Congo’s conflict-ridden east. CODECO’s […]

Tanzania Lifts Over 100,000 Households From Extreme Poverty

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tanzania’s state-run poverty reduction programme said it has lifted more than 105,000 households from extreme poverty. “A total of 105,382 poor households who were living in abject poverty have incredibly improved their lives economically among other aspects,” said Ladislaus Mwamanga, the Executive Director of the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF). TASAF was […]

Time Is Short For Sudan To Resolve Political Crisis, Mission Chief Warns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Special Representative for Sudan, Volker Perthes, says time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis. Perthes, who is also Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), told the Security Council on Tuesday that the crisis facing Sudan was entirely homegrown […]

Parliament Endorses One-year Extension Of German Troops In Mali Peacekeeping Mission

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bundestag has approved the participation of German soldiers in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali for another one year. On Friday, 541 members of parliament voted in favour of the new mandate, while 103 voted against and four abstained. At the […]

Ex-President Of Somalia Re-Elected As Head Of State

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was on Sunday re-elected as head of state of the East African country. The 66-year-old politician prevailed against 35 candidates in the election for the country’s highest office, including the incumbent president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who had replaced Mohamud in power in February 2017. Parliamentary and […]

Dozens Dead After Suspected Militia Raid In Eastern Congo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three civil society leaders on Monday confirmed the death of dozens of people killed by armed men. They said many people were also missing after the armed men raided a mining encampment near the town of Mongwalu in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Ituri province on Sunday. Army spokesperson Jules Ngongo […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Kenya’s Former President Mwai Kibaki Passes On At 90

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mwai Kibaki, who served as Kenya’s third president from 2003 to 2013, has died aged 90, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday. Kibaki is credited with reviving Kenya’s then ailing economy, but his tenure was marred by deadly violence that erupted following his disputed re-election in December 2007. Kenyatta ordered a mourning […]

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