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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 […]

Burundi Immunise Health Agents On Borders to Counter Ebola Virus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Burundian health ministry on Monday, said it will immunise health agents and immigration officers on borders to counter the Ebola virus. The report came after the first Ebola case in Goma, an eastern city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Burundian Health Minister, Thaddee Ndikumana stated this at a news […]

Djibouti’s President Holds Bilateral Talks with China’s Delegation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Djiboutian President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, on Monday met with a delegation from the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference led by Vice Chairman Gu Shengzu, in Djibouti. Shengzu conveyed the cordial greetings and best wishes of Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to the Djiboutian president. Shengzu, who noted that this […]

South Sudan Lawmakers Storm Out Of Budget Presentation In Parliament

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Sudan lawmakers on Thursday stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister, citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers, a Reuters witness said. “Our army is cutting down trees to make a living, our foreign  missions; it is now almost […]

Sudan Opposition Plans Massive Strike After Transition Talks Stall

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan’s opposition on Tuesday, prepared for a massive strike, shortly after power-sharing negotiations with the military council stalled once again. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) said in a statement that the parties have been unable to agree on the final details of a “sovereign council,” a supreme body that would rule the […]

Rwanda Honours Those Killed in Genocide 25 Years Ago

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rwandans gathered on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago. The ceremony marks the beginning of a week of events to honour the dead. Rwandan President Paul Kagame is scheduled to […]

Sudan, Ethiopia Sign Protocol to Deploy Joint Forces On Border

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan and Ethiopia on Tuesday signed a protocol in Khartoum to deploy joint forces on the border between them. Meetings of the Sudanese-Ethiopian military committee concluded in Khartoum on Tuesday, under chairmanship of the two countries’ chiefs of staff. “Today we signed a protocol for deployment of joint forces on the border,” […]

BREAKING: Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes With 157 on Board

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said. Ethiopia’s prime minister offered condolences to victims’ families. “We hereby confirm that our scheduled flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in […]

Cameroon to Beef-up Security Ahead Of September General Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cameroon Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Nji, on Thursday said that security in all the ten regions of the country will be beefed up before September general elections this year. Nji said this in the capital Yaounde at the start of a bi-annual 2019 Conference of Regional Governors. “The security and peace […]

Scores Killed in Kenya Terrorists’ Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many people have been killed by suspected militants who attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunfire and blasts were heard inside the compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has been speculated to be responsible […]

Outcry as Opposition Candidate Wins DR Congo Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The electoral officials have declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of DR Congo’s Presidential election. The announcement which was made overnight, sparked accusations of an “electoral coup” from runner-up Martin Fayulu. Similarly, the Catholic Church said that the result did not match data collected by its election monitors. The ruling party, […]

Congo Opposition, Ruling Coalition Claim Victory After Chaotic Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition said on Monday it expected one of its candidates to win the presidential election based on early vote tallies. However, the ruling coalition said it was confident its candidate had won the chaotic contest. The competing claims followed a disorderly election day on Sunday in which many […]

Center Seeks Probe into Anglophone Crisis in Cameroun

By Eric Ojo, Abuja Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) has called on the Cameroonian government to initiate investigations into protracted violent crisis in the Anglophone Northwest and Southwest Regions of the country. The Center condemned the killings and public dragging of Anglophones in the Francophone- Bangourain axis of the West Region, […]

African First Ladies Pledge Support for Campaign Against Infertility Stigma

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African First Ladies have pledged to support the on-going campaign aimed at eliminating stigma and discrimination against cases of childless and infertile women in Africa. The continent’s First Ladies have unanimously agreed to become the Ambassadors of the “Merck More Than A Mother campaign” with a view to […]

Presidential Election: Congo Fire Destroys Thousands of Voting Machines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An overnight fire in a warehouse in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the Dec. 23 presidential election, a presidential adviser said on Thursday. Barnabe Karubi said 70 per cent of the equipment due to be used for voting in […]

Gabon: Ailing President Appears in Video After Long Sick Leave

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gabon President Ali Bongo made his first appearance since falling ill nearly six weeks ago, in a video shared by the presidency from his medical leave in Morocco. The video was released on Monday but did not mention when it was recorded. Bongo suffered a stroke while at a conference in Saudi […]

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