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Again, German Parliament Extends Military Deployment To Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Parliament has announced an extension of their country’s military deployment in support of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping in Mali by another one year. According to a mandate passed by the Bundestag, or parliament in Berlin on Friday, the deployment will end on May 31 next year. Notably, all the […]

Press Conference On Uk’s $2 BN Room2Run Guarantee Project Holds In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A press conference to formally announce support for the first projects under the $2 billion Room2Run Guarantee project facilitated by the United Kingdom (UK) will hold today (Thursday) in Egypt. The conference is being jointly organized by Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al Mashat, the UK Minister for Development and […]

Minister Lauds AfDB’s Support For Sustainable Infrastructure Financing In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, Dr Rania Al-Mashat has commended the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its collaboration and support for the implementation of sustainable infrastructure projects in his country. The minister gave the commendation shortly after the Board of Directors of the AfDB approved a Partial Credit Guarantee of $345 million […]

ECW Grants Uganda Over $4m To Tackle Influx Of Refugees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has announced a $4.1 million First Emergency Response Grant in Uganda, to enable the East African nation tackle the large influx of refugees. The new grant, which was delivered through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children, brings ECW’s total funding in Uganda […]

Entrepreneur Launches Free Grant Writing Training For African-American Business Owners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Owner and founder of LiPay Consulting, LLC, Linda Peavy has launched a free grant writing training which is aimed at supporting black-owned businesses and non-profits. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Peavy has pledged to offer free online grant training to 23,000 Black organizations. Her company has written grants and business development funding […]

Ghana Raises Electricity Tariffs By More Than 18% Amid Cost Of Living Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana utility regulator on Wednesday said the average end-user tariff for electricity has been increased by 18.36% for the second quarter of 2023.  According to the regulator, Ghana had previously added almost 30% tariff in the first quarter. The West African country is grappling with soaring inflation, debt, and a depreciating currency […]

EIB, IFAD Seal €350m Deal To Strengthen Food Security, Climate Adaption In Africa

(AFRICAN DXAMINER) – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations (UN) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed two agreements to further strengthen their cooperation in low- and middle-income countries worldwide, with a particular focus on Africa. EIB is the long-term lending institution of the European Union (EU), owned by its Member […]

No Conditions Attached To Benin Bronzes Returned From Germany – Parzinger

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Hermann Parzinger has said that there are to no conditions attached to the Benin Bronzes that were returned to Nigeria from Germany. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation is a German federal government body that oversees 27 museums and cultural organizations in and around Berlin, the German […]

Former Zimbabwe President’s Son Jailed For Rape

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Zimbabwe Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son, Siqokoqela has been jailed for an effective 20 years for raping his niece on three occasions and threatening her with death. Bulawayo Regional magistrate Elijah Singano said the juvenile’s rights were violated. Mphoko (44) had been on $50 000 bail granted last year as he denied […]

Centre Tasks African States On Freedom Of Expression, Access To Online Information

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in South Africa, has urged African States to facilitate the rights to freedom of expression and access to information online and offline. The Centre said governments across the continent can achieve this by creating an environment that promotes the free flow of information with independent, […]

Bodyguard Kills Minister In Uganda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Col Charles Okello Engola (retd) was allegedly killed by his bodyguard. According to available information, Engola, who was the Deputy Minister for Gender and Labour, was shot dead on Tuesday, May 2 in his home in a Kampala suburb. Fred Enaga, Police […]

Sudan’s Warring Parties Agree To 7-Day Ceasefire, To Hold Talks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leaders of the Sudanese army and the rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to a seven-day ceasefire from May 4 to 11, according to a statement issued by the South Sudan Foreign Ministry on Tuesday. The statement comes days after the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, began mediating between the […]

Zim Evacuates Nationals From Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwean Government has started repatriating Zimbabweans that have been caught up in the Sudanese armed conflict which has resulted in the death of over 400 civilians and maimed 3 551 others. Zimbabwe has dozens of its citizens resident in Sudan and many have indicated their desire to return home. There is […]

King Mswati Opens Zim Exhibition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of Africa’s modern monarchs, King Mswati III of the Kingdom of ESwatini on Friday officially opened the 63rd edition of Zimbabwe’s annual prime trade exhibition, the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair for the second time in his reign after officiating at the expo when he was 27 years old in 1995. The […]

Heads of States Push For Digital Economy In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was a historic moment for the resort city of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe when five heads of state gathered for the official opening of the 6th Transform Africa Summit on Wednesday. This is the first time the summit has been held outside Rwanda which is home to Smart Africa Alliance that […]

21 Bodies Discovered After Kenyan Pastor Told Members To ‘starve To Meet Jesus’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya police have dug out twenty-one bodies in Malindi, a coastal town in the southeastern part of the country. According to the BBC, 15 members of the Good News International Church were rescued from their shallow graves in the Shakahola forest.  The African Examiner writes that Kenya Broadcasting Station (KBC) had reported […]

Ongoing Fighting In Sudan Complicates Efforts To Evacuate Foreigners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Discussions of a ceasefire in Sudan raised hopes on Saturday that foreign nationals stranded in the country amid heavy fighting between rival military groups could soon be evacuated. Sudan’s de facto president and commander-in-chief of the army, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said he has agreed to facilitate the evacuation of foreign civilians and […]

Climate Investment Funds Vows To Keep Mobilizing Resources For African Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Climate Investment Funds (CIF), a premier multilateral climate finance mechanism at the forefront of climate action in developing countries, has promised to continue to mobilize resources to support African countries. Established at the request of G8 and G20 countries in 2008 as one of the largest fast-tracked climate financing instruments globally, CIF […]

Suspected Jihadists Kill 42 In Burkina Faso

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 32 defence volunteers and 10 soldiers have died in suspected jihadist attacks in insurgency-hit northern Burkina Faso, officials said on Sunday. A detachment of soldiers and the civilian volunteers “was the target of an attack by unidentified armed men on Saturday… at about 4:00 pm,” near Aorema village, the Ouahigouya […]

400 Migrants Die Crossing Central Mediterranean In 1st Quarter – IOM

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says no fewer than 400 migrants died between January and March 2023 while attempting to cross the Central Mediterranean. The Central Mediterranean route – stretching overseas from North Africa to Italy and, to a lesser degree, Malta – is the world’s most dangerous maritime crossing. IOM, […]



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