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Nigeria Will Guide Stakeholders’ Dialogue In Chad —Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The federal government has called for urgent consideration of dialogue among all the stakeholders in the Chad Republic. This is coming after the death of President Idriss Deby of Chad who was shot in battle against rebels in his country on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by the Minister of Foreign […]

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Idriss Deby’s Son Named Chad President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A son of Chad’s slain leader Idriss Deby Itno is to take over as president in place of his father, according to a charter released Wednesday by the presidency. It said General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, 37, who on Tuesday was named transitional leader as head of a military council following his […]

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Idriss Deby: Transitional Period In Chad Will Last For 18 Months – Military

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The transitional period in Chad, which was imposed after the death of President Idriss Deby, will last for 18 months, the military council said on Tuesday, also announcing the closure of land and air borders. A transitional military council, led by the son of the late president, was established in Chad. “The […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Chad President, Idriss Deby ‘Killed By Rebels’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno has died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army announced on state television on Tuesday. The shock announcement came only the day after the 68-year-old was proclaimed the winner of a presidential election that had given him a sixth term in office. The army […]

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Kenya Launches Platform To Address Malnutrition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya on Monday launched a national information platform to help address the growing challenge of malnutrition in the country. According to Eric Wafukho, chief administrative secretary for the National Treasury, the project s designed to popularise data generation and dissemination of information in an effort to improve nutrition status among local communities. […]

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At Least 41 Migrants Die In Boat Mishap Off Tunisia Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 41 migrants died after their boat sank off the Tunisian coast, the UN said on Friday. Three people were rescued. The boat sank off the coastal city of Sfax on Thursday evening, the International Organisation for Migration and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said. Initially, coastguard officials said 20 migrants […]

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Clashes In Chad Leave 55 Dead, Villages Destroyed

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 55 people were killed and more than 40 injured as three villages were burnt during fighting in the central African country of Chad, a governor told dpa on Friday. The clashes in the south-eastern region of Salamat erupted between different ethnic groups on Wednesday night. The affected were the villages […]

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Somalia Rolls Out China’s Sinopharm Vaccines To Boost COVID-19 Fight

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Somalia’s health ministry on Wednesday rolled out doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China to boost the war against the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the Horn of Africa nation. The country’s deputy minister of health Ahmed Hussein received his first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine during the launch of the exercise in […]

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University of Johannesburg Inaugurates Centre To Teach Chinese Medicine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Monday inaugurated the Acupuncture Centre and Museum in collaboration with Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Acupuncture Centre and Museum was first conceptualised a few years ago, with renovations and design commencing in 2019. The UJ Dean of Faculty of Health Science, Sehaam Khan, […]

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Tunisian, Egyptian Presidents Meet in Cairo To Discuss Regional Issues

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tunisian President Kais Saied on Saturday expressed his country’s support for Egypt’s efforts to reach a fair and comprehensive agreement regarding the rules of filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on the Nile River. Saied’s remarks came during a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi […]

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ECOWAS Parliament Meets In Monrovia To Discuss Women Empowerment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ECOWAS Parliament will in Monrovia meet for the first time in 2021 to discuss ways of fostering women empowerment in the West-African sub-region. The meeting which will hold from April 13 to 17 has the theme, ‘Empowerment of Women in the ECOWAS Region.’ Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mohamed Tunis will […]

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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Surpass 4.29m

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has reached 4,291,017 as of Wednesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic stood at 114,344, while 3,858,461 patients […]

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Libya Receives First Shipment Of Russian Made COVID-19 Vaccine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Libya has received its first shipment of vaccines against COVID-19, with 101,250 doses from Russia, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. The Sputnik doses arrived in the capital Tripoli and will be stored in the Health Ministry’s warehouses, the ministry added, according to Libya’s official news agency LNA. No date has been […]

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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 […]

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4 UN Peacekeepers Killed In Northern Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four peacekeepers were killed in an offensive against a complex attack on their camp in Aguelhok, Mali’s northern region of Kidal. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed this in a press release on Friday. “This April 2, at about 6.15 a.m., the peacekeepers valiantly repulsed a complex […]

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Niger President To Be Sworn In After ‘Botched Coup’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Niger’s newly-elected president Mohamed Bazoum is set to be sworn into office on Friday, after a failed coup attempt The inauguration will mark the first-ever transition between elected presidents in Niger’s six decades of independence from France — a historic moment that has been widely praised. But the Sahel country’s instability and […]

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Fire, Again, Razes Oko Baba Sawmill In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Oko –Oba sawmill was again gutted by fire in the early hours of this morning while the concerted efforts of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service  prevented the fire from spreading to adjoining shanties and residential areas. This was announced by the Acting Controller, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret […]

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Egypt Probes Container Cargo’s Grounding In Suez Canal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt has begun a formal investigation into the massive container ship, Ever Given, grounded in the Suez Canal, blocking the world’s major waterway for almost a week, a canal official said on Wednesday. “The investigation will include examining the ship’s components and whether they were used correctly before the accident,’’ Captain Sayed […]

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AFCON Qualifier: Ivory Coast, Ethiopia Match Abandoned After Referee Collapses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia was called-off with around ten minutes remaining after Ghana’s referee Charles Bulu collapsed on the pitch and was stretched to the hospital. The fourth official, who is reported to be an Ivorian, was unable to take his place and the match was […]

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COVID-19: Malawian President Warns Against Complacency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi has warned Malawians against complacency, especially during Easter activities, amid falling COVID-19 test positivity rates. Average COVID-19 positivity rate over the past week was 6.3 per cent, down from around 30 per cent in February, Chakwera said during his regular monthly update on developments in the country. […]

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