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Zimbabwe Teachers Vow Not To Go Back To School

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwean teachers have threatened not to return to school as schools open this Monday unless Government addresses their conditions of service and a Covid-19 allowance. Biggest teachers’ unions-Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) and Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) have said their members will stay home as schools reopen for lessons after six […]

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AU Calls For Removal Of Sanctions Against Zimbabwe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwean authorities are excited about the renewed call by African leaders for America, Britain and their allies to remove sanctions on the country. Zimbabwe has been under sanctions which came through the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (Zidera) following the contentious land reform. Heads of State and Government are attending a […]

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Zimbabwe Seeks To Establish Second Stock Exchange Market

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwe government is seeking to attract investors to the country’s tourism town of Victoria Falls by establishing a stock exchange which will be trading in foreign currency. Initially the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange (VFEX) will trade under the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) before it becomes independent, backed by international investment banks […]

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ECOWAS May Lift Mali Sanctions Once Interim President Inaugurated -Envoy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ECOWAS might lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday, the bloc’s envoy said on Thursday. Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, said this after landing in Bamako for talks as head of a delegation from the bloc. Recall that the military in Mali had staged a […]

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Zimbabwe’s Main Opposition Leader Granted Bail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Main opposition party MDC Alliance vice chairperson Job Sikhala who has been in remand prison for over a month on allegations of inciting violence was finally released on Z$50 000 bail on Tuesday. Sikhala had been denied bail by a magistrates’ court before he approached the High Court with an appeal. Justice […]

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Activist Arrested For Calling On UN To Intervene In Zimbabwe Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Zimbabwean civic activist has been taken to court for allegedly making ‘false’ statements against the State after he made citizens to sign a petition calling on the United Nations to intervene in the Zimbabwean crisis. The Zimbabwean government has maintained that there is no crisis in the country despite deepening economic […]

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Mali Military Junta Names Ex-Minister As Head of Transition Government

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali’s former Defence Minister, Ba N’Daou has been announced as the President of a new transition government. The leader of the Sahel state’s ruling military junta, Colonel Assimi Goita announced this on national television Monday. According to a roadmap backed by the junta, the new President is meant to lead the country […]

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Former Botswana President Wades Into Zimbabwe Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Botswana President Seretse Ian Khama has waded into the Zimbabwe crisis saying Zimbabweans have shown tremendous resilience to the brutal regime. He was speaking in a virtual meeting organized to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe and chat a way forward, at a time when the southern Africa’s nation’s leadership have claimed […]

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Experts Approve COVID-19 Herbal Medicine Clinical Trials In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Regional Expert Advisory Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 has endorsed the protocol for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials in Africa. The Committee adopted a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19 as well as a charter and terms of reference for the establishment of a data […]

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Ugandan Military Searches For Over 200 Escaped Prisoners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Uganda military is using aircraft and foot patrols to search for more than 200 inmates who escaped from a prison in north-east Uganda. The Area Army spokesman, Peter Mugisha, said this in Kampala on Thursday. He said that 219 inmates escaped from the prison near the remote town of Moroto, about […]

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ECOWAS Threatens Total Embargo If Mali Refuses to Meet Its Transition Demands

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali’s National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the country’s current governing body set up by mutinous soldiers, had been given one week to meet the  demands of ECOWAS to avoid a total embargo, said CNSP’s spokesperson on Thursday. “The CNSP has been given a week to comply with their […]

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Global Leaders Laud Inauguration of GCA Regional Office in Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A galaxy of eminent African and global leaders have applauded the successful launch of the Global Center on Adaption (GCA) Regional Office in Africa. The GCA Africa which is hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, will work with partners across the continent to […]

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Transformer Vandal Electrocuted in Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A yet to be identified young man has been electrocuted while allegedly trying to vandalise an Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) Electric Transformer located at Obinagu-Nchatancha, Emene area of the state. A statement issued by the state police public relations officer PPRO, Daniel Ndukwe, made available to African Examiner on Wednesday in […]

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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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Prioritize Nutrition In COVID-19 Response, Group Urges African Leaders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Initiative has urged African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The ALN Initiative was established to rally high-level political engagement to advance nutrition in Africa. It is led by a group […]

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Zimbabwe Relaxes COVID-19 Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa chose his 78th birthday to lift ban on inter-city travel and extend business operating hours from the 8am-4.30pm range to 6am-6.30pm range, as the Southern African country slowly reopens in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown. President Mnangagwa turned 78 on Tuesday. The lifting of ban on intercity travel is meant […]

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Many Migrants Missing, Some Feared Dead Off Libyan Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two dozen migrants are missing or dead after their rubber dinghy capsized off the Libyan coast, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday. “Most of them are believed to be Egyptian nationals,’’ IOM spokeswoman Safa Msehli, told dpa from Geneva. Msehli said while two bodies had been recovered from the […]

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As ANC Delegation Fails To Broker Peace in Zimbabwe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) delegation that visited Zimbabwe recently to meet Zanu-PF leadership has torched a storm on either side of the Limpopo River for failing to broker “peace” in Zimbabwe and violating Covid-19 protocols. ANC secretary-general Elias Sekgobelo (Ace) Magashula led a six-member delegation comprising the party’s National Executive members Gwede […]

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Stakeholders Drum Up Support For Land Governance In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of this year’s Africa’s Land Forum, stakeholders in the agriculture, development and other related sectors have reiterated the need to promote the ideals of land governance in the continent. The 2020 Africa Land Forum which is scheduled to hold from 15th to 17th of September, provides another opportunity for stakeholders to […]

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Zimbabwe Sends Elephants Samples To Advanced Labs in US, UK

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has approached scientists in South Africa, United Kingdom and United States after its local laboratories failed to establish the actual cause of death of elephants in the country’s biggest national park. More than 20 jumbos have died in Pandamasue Forest near Victoria Falls since last month and the cause remains a […]

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