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SDGs: ECW Announces New Innovative Children-led Campaign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced its new innovative, children-led campaign aimed at galvanizing global support for education. ECW supports quality education outcomes for refugee, internally displaced and other crisis-affected girls and boys, so no one is left behind. It […]

SEFA Supports Sustainable Transport In 7 African Countries With $1m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, said it is providing $1 million to support private investment in sustainable transport in seven African countries. SEFA is a multi-donor Special Fund that provides catalytic finance to unlock private sector investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. […]

Africa Must Do Away With Dependency Syndrome, Says Senegalese Prime Minister 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prime Minister of Senegal, Amadou Ba has harped on the need for Africa to stop depending on other developed nations of the world, particularly in the aspect of food security. The minister made the observation on Friday in his closing remarks at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of […]

New Empowerment Initiative Trains African Scientists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 11 doctorate-level scientists from Africa are currently being trained on cutting-edge technology to adapt agriculture to climate change. Climate change is making it harder to grow enough nutritious food, but this first-of-its-kind course is aimed at harnessing a result-oriented breeding tool to adapt agriculture to new threats. The training […]

American NGO Reaffirms Commitment To Clean Water In Western Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Water Project, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), based in the United States of America (USA), has reaffirmed its commitment to building sustainable water projects aimed at bringing clean, safe, and reliable water to the communities of Vihiga County in Western Kenya. The non-profit organization, which has a regional headquarters in Kakamega, Kenya, […]

Baby Dies After Mother Administers Tramadol, Goes Clubbing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Cameroonian police have arrested an unidentified woman whose child passed away after she allegedly gave the baby tramadol so that she could go clubbing with her friends. The African Examiner writes that an Instagram user, who uploaded the story with pictures of the lady and the dead baby, stated that the […]

Gambia Vice President Dies

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Vice President of Gambia, Badara Joof is dead. President Adama Barrow, announced this in a tweet saying that the Gambia number two man died in India. “Fellow #Gambians, it is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing away of my #VicePresident, His Excellency, Badara Alieu Joof. The sad event […]

ECOWAS Accredits Six New Ambassadors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Economic Community of West African States Commission, Dr. Omar Touray, has accredited six new ambassadors to the organisation. Touray named the new ambassadors on Monday during the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters in Abuja, according to a statement posted on the commission’s website. The accredited envoys are; Ambassador of Sweden […]

Turkish Airlines Plane Returns To Uganda’s Airport After Bird Strike During Take-Off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Turkish Airlines plane destined for Istanbul, Turkey had to return to Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday morning after it struck a group of birds during take-off. The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), the country’s air transport regulator said the plane hovered in the Ugandan airspace for more than an hour. […]

Prominent Kenyan LGBTQ Activist Found Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Local media on Friday reported that Kenyan police have discovered the body of a prominent LGBTQ rights campaigner stuffed inside a metal box in the west of the country. Police sources said that motorbike taxi riders alerted the police after they saw the box dumped by the roadside from a vehicle with […]

Abolition Of Death Penalty In Zambia ‘Historic Milestone’ – UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN team in Zambia has described the decision by the country to abolish death penalty as “a historic milestone’, commending the move by the Zambian Government. The UN team, in a statement on Friday, noted that the move to abolish death penalty followed advocacy efforts by humanitarian and development partners. According […]

Gambia Arrest Five Soldiers Over Alleged Coup Plot

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Government of Gambia has arrested five soldiers over an alleged coup plot, the government said. The arrests made between Wednesday and Thursday followed intelligence reports received by the government that some soldiers of the Gambian army were plotting to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Adama Barrow. A statement from […]

South Africa Re-Elects Ramaphosa As President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the President of South Africa under the platform of the African National Congress. This was reported by AriseTV on Monday. Ramaphosa defeated his closest rival, a former health minister, Zweli Mkhize with 2,476 votes. African Examiner writes that Ramaphosa’s re-election is coming after the opposition tasked […]

ADF Donates To Gambia $20.56m To Upgrade Banjul Port

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, has approved grants worth $20.56 million to finance the fourth expansion of Banjul Port in The Gambia. The funding comprises an ADF grant of $13.71 million and another $6.85 million grant from the Transition Support Facility window. The […]

AHF, Anchor University Sign Agreements To Build Multipurpose Africa Heritage Center In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Anchor University, Lagos, Nigeria and the Africa Heritage Foundation, Atlanta, USA have agreed to build a multipurpose Africa Heritage Center in Lagos. This agreement was contained in a memorandum of understanding signed by the Vice Chancellor of the Anchor University, Prof. Samuel Oyebandele and the President of the Africa Heritage Foundation, […]

UN Body Harps On Quality Education For Children, Adolescent

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has reiterated the need to make inclusive quality education accessible to children and adolescent in order to empower them. Director of ECW, Yasmine Sherif made the observation in a statement issued to mark this year’s […]

Mauritius Prime Minister Urges Support For Climate-smart Development In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has harped on need to support climate-smart development in Africa. This year’s edition of the African Economic Conference (AEC) opened today in Balaclava, the capital city of the island nation of Mauritius with a strong call for Africa to adopt smart technologies to tackle what […]

UN Body Announces $2m First Emergency Response Grant For Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced a fast-acting $2 million grant to ameliorate the impact of crisis and climate change-related flooding in Sudan. The 12-month grant is aimed at providing access to safe learning environments for children and adolescents […]

ECW, Norway Draw Global Attention To 3.6 Million Children Pushed Out Of School In Ethiopia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises and the Norwegian Government have jointly expressed worries over the increasing number of children that have been pushed out of the educational system in Ethiopia due the severe drought, conflict and forced displacement. Representatives of […]

Water Is Critical To Avert Climate Disaster – Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Water is critical to avert a climate disaster, a new landmark report which was presented at the recently concluded 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, has warned. The report which was facilitated by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is the first-ever summary climate of freshwater’s role in climate […]

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