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Troops, Gunmen Exchange Fire Near AFCON Venue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Troops and armed men have exchanged fire in the Cameroonian city of Buea, leaving several injured in the capital of a region hit by separatist violence and a host for teams in the Africa Cup of Nations, the local mayor said Thursday. “The security forces rapidly intervened and an investigation is under […]

New COVID-19 Variant: Mauritius Suspends Flights From S. Africa Nov. 28

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Mauritius will suspend all commercial passenger flights from South Africa from Nov. 28 due to the new coronavirus variant Omicron, its foreign affairs ministry said on Saturday. A ministry statement also said any passengers who have been physically present in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, and Zimbabwe will be denied entry […]

Zambia Counts Presidential Election Results Amid Internet Restrictions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia on Friday began announcing results of the tight presidential election between top contenders President Edgar Lungu and main rival Hakainde Hichilema held amidst restrictions on internet access and violence in three regions. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) said voting continued overnight in some areas with the last polling station closing […]

Kenya, Somalia Agree To Fix Strained Relations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with visiting Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble, with the two leaders agreeing to reset Kenya-Somalia relations after months of strained ties. Kenyatta, who led the Kenyan delegation at the bilateral talks in Mombasa, spoke of the need to collaborate more in areas such as […]

Absa Bank Boosts Uganda’s Fight Against Covid-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline financial institution, Absa Bank has strengthened Uganda’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic with the donation of 160 medical oxygen cylinders. Absa Bank Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of Absa Group, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 14 countries, currently operates an extensive network of over 39 […]

Kanu’s Lawyer Rubbishes Kenyan Govt, Says His Client Was Actually Arrested, Tortured in Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan government has denied involvement in the arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, describing the allegation as spurious, derogatory and libelous. Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Dr. Wilfred Machage added that the claim was nothing but fictional, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feelings among certain sections of the Nigerian […]

Ethiopia Again Delays Elections Amid Security Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ethiopian election officials announced on Saturday that it had postponed the planned June 5 election indefinitely. The move came amid the widespread security and logistical challenges the country is facing. Birutkan Mideksa, chairwoman of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, confirmed the change of date in a press statement: “The vote will […]

Uganda Officially Receives Nigerian Technical Aid Volunteers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (DTAC), says the government of Uganda has officially received the Nigerian delegation of Technical Aid Volunteers (TAV), in a grand ceremony. Mr. Mohammed Shehu, Special Assistant to the Director-General (D-G), of DTAC, Dr. Pius Olasunkanmi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, in Abuja, […]

Somali Army Foils Al-Shabab Attacks On 2 Bases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Somali National Army (SNA) said on Saturday that relative calm has been restored in two bases after foiling a dawn attack by al-Shabab militants in the southern region. Odowa Yusuf Rage, the Somali Army chief, told Somalia National Television that several al-Shabab fighters, including their leaders, were killed after launching simultaneous attacks […]

US House of Reps Raises Alarm Over Human Rights Violations In Ethiopia

By ERIC OJO (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chair of the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Karen Bass has expressed her worry over alleged cases of human rights violation in the Tigray region of Ethopia. Bass said there has been an escalation of ethnic violence in the country where extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, […]

Somali Leader Calls For Talks Over Election Impasse Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called for consultative talks on March 4, with federal member state leaders to break an election deadlock and avert a constitutional crisis. Farmajo said in a statement that the day-long event would  take place in Mogadishu to help finalise talks on delayed elections and findings tabled by […]

Zimbabwe Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccines From China; Target 10 Million Citizens

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe kick-started the Covid-19 vaccination programme after receiving a donation of 200 000 shots of the Sinopharm vaccine from China. Vice President Costantino Chiwenga who is also Health Minister volunteered to be the first citizen to be jabbed. Zimbabwe hopes to vaccinate about 10 million citizens using donated doses from China as […]

9800 Nigerian Refugees To Be Repatriated From Cameroon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria is set to repatriate 9, 800 refugees from Cameroon to Nigeria as representatives have arrived in Marwa, in Cameroon to complete the move. The 9,800 refugees are those in the first phase of the repatriation from Cameroon from the 46,000 Nigerians taking refuge in Minawao camp in the country. According to […]

Ebola Resurfaces In DR Congo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) says a new case of the Ebola virus has emerged just a few months after the outbreak was declared to have ended in the Central African country. The ministry of health disclosed this on Sunday saying that a patient who has since died contracted the virus […]

Humanitarian Crisis In Ethiopia Needs Urgent Action

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for urgent steps to address the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. A statement by his office on Tuesday evening said Guterres remained “seriously concerned” over the situation in the war-hit region. The statement said he attached strong importance to the partnership between the Ethiopian government […]

9 People Killed As Cyclone Hits Africa’s East Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least nine people were reported killed after tropical cyclone Eloise hit Africa’s east coast at the weekend with wind gusts of up to 160 kilometres per hour and heavy rain. The majority of the deaths were reported in worst-hit Mozambican port city of Beira, according to authorities – most of them […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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