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US Reps Endorse Democratic Reforms in Ethiopia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States House of Representatives has expressed it support for the people of Ethiopia and their peaceful efforts to advance democratic reforms and to exercise the rights guaranteed by the Constitution of their country. Ethiopia has been a key ally of the United States and an important economic and security partner, […]

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Ethiopian PM Inaugurates $60m Chinese-Built Industrial Park

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday inaugurated a Chinese-built industrial park constructed at a cost of 60 million U.S. dollars. The Bahir Dar Industrial Park (BIP), located 552 km north of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa was constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the […]

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At Least 11 Injured, 17 Houses Demolished By Heavy Rain In Tanzania

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 11 people were injured and 17 houses were demolished by heavy rains accompanied with strong winds in Tanzania’s western region of Rukwa, an official said on Tuesday. Said Mtanda, Nkasi District Commissioner in Rukwa region, said the rain that started pounding in the district on Monday afternoon demolished houses, leaving […]

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EU Supports Ethiopia With €2m Grant To Tackle Desert Locusts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) has provided a grant of €2 million (equivalent of 86.8 million Ethiopian Birr) to support vulnerable communities affected by desert locusts in the Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali and Tigray regions of the East African country. The EU’s grant is channeled through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to […]

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3 Killed In Suicide Bombing Near Somalia’s Presidential Palace

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least three persons were killed and seven others injured in a suicide car bombing in Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, a government official confirmed. Ismael Mukhtar Omar, government spokesman, said a suicide bomber, who blew himself up, targeted Blue Sky restaurant in central Mogadishu. “Three people were killed and seven others […]

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Mozambique Bans Cultured Fish Importation from Malawi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mozambique has banned the importation of cultured fish from neighbouring Malawi, following the outbreak of a lethal disease in fish reared in captivity in Malawi. The decision was announced in Maputo by the Minister of Sea, Interior Waters and Fisheries, Augusta Maita, the country’s largest newspaper, Noticias, reported on Wednesday. Authorities, mainly […]

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Kenyan Doctors End Strike Over Pay Delays, Lack Of PPE

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Doctors employed by Kenya’s Nairobi County government resumed work on Thursday following a six-day strike over delayed salaries and a lack of protective equipment when handling patients who may have COVID-19, a union official said. Thuranira Kaugiria, Nairobi County Secretary General of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union, said this […]

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Madagascar President Sacks Health Minister Over COVID-19 Disputes

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Madagascar has sacked its Minister of Health, Ahmad Ahmad, for seeking foreign assistance as coronavirus spreads in the country. The increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country in July despite an official campaign to promote a controversial herbal drink which is “labelled” to be the remedy for the virus. […]

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17 Killed In Terrorist Attack On Mogadishu Beach Hotel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 17 people including five attackers were killed when Islamist terrorists stormed a popular beach hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, government and police officials said on Sunday. The siege ended after a three-hour, fierce gun battle between fighters of Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab and security forces which began with a suicide car bombing, government spokesman […]

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Former Angolan Leader’s Son Gets 5 Years In Prison For Graft

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-  Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of Angola’s former president, was on Friday sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty on corruption charges, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported. He was sentenced for fraud amounting to some 500 billion dollars when he headed the country’s sovereign wealth fund. Earlier,British authorities froze […]

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Tanzanian Politician Who Survived Assassination Attempt To Compete In General Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Tanzanian politician who survived being shot 16 times in an assassination attempt has been named as the country’s main opposition candidate in October’s general elections. Tundu Lissu, of the Chadema party, is to compete against incumbent President John Magufuli on Oct. 28, his party announced on Wednesday. “We have already written […]

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Uganda Flies Flags At Half-mast To Mourn Former Tanzanian President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered flags to fly at half-mast for three days starting on Saturday to mourn former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa. “When he became President of Tanzania, we worked together to consolidate the East African Community (EAC). “It is a great loss for Africa,’’ Museveni tweeted. The EAC is […]

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Tanzania’s Ex-President Dies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President of Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa has died, the presidency announced on Friday. “Mkapa, 81, died in hospital in the city of Dar es Salaam, where he was being treated for an illness,’’ incumbent President John Magufuli said in a statement without giving details. African Union Commission chair Moussa Mahamat tweeted his […]

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Google Launches ‘Think With Google’ In Sub-Saharan Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Google on Tuesday said it had launched its Sub-Saharan African website- `thinkwithgoogle.com/ssa’- to help marketers on the continent get the locally-relevant insights they need. Asha Patel, Head, Google SMB Marketing, Sub-Saharan Africa made this known in a statement. According to her, Think with Google Sub-Saharan Africa walks alongside marketers and business leaders […]

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Rwanda Unveils 57 Suspected Rebels Arrested In DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) has paraded, through the streets, 57 suspected rebels recently arrested in the jungles of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The suspects, captured by the DRC military, were accused of terrorism and formation of armed groups to destabilise Rwanda, acting spokesperson of RIB, Dominique Bahorera, […]

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New Cholera Outbreak Kills 12 in Cameroon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A cholera outbreak has killed 12 people in the fishing village of Londji in south Cameroon, local health authorities said Wednesday. Officials also announced 62 confirmed cases out of 83 suspected ones in the village located about 15 km from the country’s seaside resort town of Kribi. South regional governor Felix Nguele […]

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Sudan Fires Police Chief, Deputy After Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Sudan’s police chief and his deputy were fired on Sunday, the transitional government said, days after large protests demanding more measures against officials linked to ousted President Omar al-Bashir. Adel Mohamed Bashaer, Director-General of Sudan’s Police Force was “relieved of his duties” and replaced with Ezz Eldin Sheikh Ali, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok […]

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Statue Of Former Ethiopian Leader Smashed In London Park

A statue of former Ethiopian, leader Haile Selassie, has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park on Tuesday evening. The damage to the bust was carried out by a group of around 100 people, according to an eyewitness. It appears to be […]

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New Malawi President Names Former Insurance Executive As Finance Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former insurance executive Felix Mlusu was named Malawi’s new Finance Minister on Monday, a week after a re-run presidential election that unseated the incumbent. Mlusu, 69, was Managing Director of Nico Holdings Plc, a listed financial firm with interests in insurance, banking and property management across Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Mozambique, […]

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AfDB Approves $1.1 Million to Improve Meat Production In Rwanda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank approved a donation of 1.1 million US dollars to the Rwandan government for the implementation of the Project of commercial competitiveness of the value chain of the meat. The donation, coming from the resources of the African Trade Fund (AfTRA), should contribute to the improvement of meat production, […]

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