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Museveni Takes Early Lead In Uganda’s Presidential Polls

By Niyi Adeyi, with Agency Reports (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The incumbent Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has taken an early lead in the country’s Presidential election. The development is according to preliminary results released Friday morning by the electoral commission. However, his main rival, Bobi Wine, is contesting the results, arguing that he had proof that […]

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Ugandan Soldier Opens Fire, Killing 4, Days Before Presidential Polls

(AFRICA EXAMINER) – A Ugandan soldier opened fire, killing two fellow soldiers, a Policeman and a civilian before he was shot dead by colleagues, the military said on Monday. The serviceman, identified as Omara Denis Awilo, opened fire on his colleagues, killing two local Defense unit personnel, the policeman and a civilian before colleagues responded, […]

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41 Persons Drown In DR Congo Boat Mishap

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The bodies of 41 victims of a wrecked boat were recovered Thursday from Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), official sources told PANA ijn Kinshasa on Saturday. An administrative source in Bunia, capital of the province of Ituri in the North-East of DR […]

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tasks African Govts On Service Delivery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African governments to ensure that service delivery is prioritized in order to meet the expectations of their citizens.    President Kenyatta gave the charge during the 2020 Africa Delivery Exchange, a virtual two-day event that opened on Tuesday. The workshop which is jointly hosted by […]

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South Africa Issues Arrest Warrant For Fugitive Malawi Preacher

(AFRICANEXAMINER) – South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for a controversial millionaire preacher, Shepherd Bushiri, who faces fraud charges after he fled to his native country, Malawi. Shepherd Bushiri has skipped bail in South Africa and fled the country to Malawi, with his wife Mary. Earlier this month they were released on bail after […]

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Gunmen Kill 34 in Ethiopia Bus Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen killed at least 34 people in a “gruesome” attack on a passenger bus in western Ethiopia, a part of the country that has recently seen a spate of deadly assaults on civilians, the national human rights body said Sunday. The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said in a statement that “the […]

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East African Bloc Says Food Security In Peril Amid Suppressed Rains

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a supra-national organization comprising countries around the greater horn of Africa region on Wednesday warned that the region may fail to realize food and nutrition security for farmers and herders amidst suppressed October to December rains. IGAD, which comprise Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda as member states, made […]

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Tanzania Election: Police Arrest Opposition Leaders Over Alleged Illegal Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Tanzanian, on Monday arrested several opposition politicians for allegedly planning illegal demonstrations after accusing the ruling party of rigging the general election. Special police zone commander, Lazaro Mambosasa, told journalists in the commercial capital, that among those arrested are Chadema party national chairman Freeman Mbowe and several other leading […]

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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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