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Buhari Canvasses Restructuring Of ECOWAS, Okays $20m For Counter Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of ECOWAS, saying that the organization needed to streamline its management to adjust to current realities. ”A situation where ECOWAS has 23 statutory appointees, of which 13 are Commissioners for this Commission is totally unsustainable”, the president said in his presentation to the virtual […]

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Africans Stand To Gain From Biden Presidency – Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Nigerian Diaspora Movement (NDM) on Saturday expressed optimism that Africa could benefit significantly from the new administration in the U.S. led by President Joe Biden.  Chairman of NDM, Prof. Apollos Nwauwa expressed the optimism in a telephone interview in Abuja. The NDM has nearly 20 million Nigerians in the diaspora as […]

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COVID-19 Hinders Namibia Mobile Operator’s Network Expansion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Namibia mobile provider, MTC’s plans to have 100 per cent network coverage throughout the country under the 081Every1 project had been dealt with a blow due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A company executive said on Thursday that 081Every1 which is a 104-million-U.S.-dollar project officially launched in July 2017 with the aim of […]

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BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dies From COVID-19

(AFRICA EXAMINER) — Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusisio Moyo, who became popular for announcing the November 2017 coup that removed the late President Robert paving way for incumbent Emerson Mnangagwa has died from Covid-19, government has confirmed. He was 61 years old. Moyo, known as SB, becomes the latest top government official […]

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Ugadan Election: Bobi Wine Laments Six Days House Arrest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Presidential candidate of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Ssentamu, aka Bobi Wine, says he  and his family have run out of food items to sustain themselves. The musician turned politician disclosed this on Tuesday saying that he has been placed under house arrest for six days. According to him, the soldiers […]

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Governor Abiodun Bans Fuel Tankers, Articulated Vehicles On Ogun Flyovers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Tuesday banned fuel tankers and other articulated vehicles from plying flyover bridges in the state. Abiodun announced this decision during his assessment visit to the scene of tanker explosion, which occurred on Monday in Abeokuta, claiming three lives with many others injured. The News Agency of […]

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Zimbabwe Records 60 New Deaths In Rising COVID -19 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwe Health ministry on Monday reported 60 deaths due to Covid-19 as the country battles the worst wave of the pandemic which has killed 773 since the first case was detected in March last year. New cases and deaths have tripled to 27 892 and 773 from about 8 000 and […]

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Mnangagwa Signs Recently Launched African Fact Book

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially signed the Africa Fact Book whose objective is to dispel myths and western perceptions about the African continent, paving way for the document to be circulated among all 54 Heads of State in the continent. Mnangagwa on Monday morning signed the Fact Book which is published […]

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Uganda Restores Internet After Five-Day Shutdown Over Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Internet was partially restored in Uganda on Monday almost five days after a near-total blackout was imposed across the country ahead of elections the opposition says were rigged. The gradual easing of internet curbs came as police announced dozens of arrests for alleged election-related violence, and surrounded the headquarters of the […]

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U.S. Vows Action Against Election Riggers In Uganda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States has said it will take action against anti-democratic forces and human rights abusers in Uganda following Thursday’s general elections in the country. The U.S. position came in a statement by the Department of State through its spokesperson, Ms Morgan Ortagus, on Saturday. Ortagus said the government was “deeply troubled” […]

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Electoral Commission Declares Museveni Winner of Uganda Presidential Poll

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s long-time president, Yoweri Museveni, has been re-elected with 58.64 per cent of the vote, according to the country’s electoral commission. The commission announced this on Saturday afternoon. Provisional Presidential results from the announcement from Uganda Electoral Commission on Saturday around 9:00 am showed that Museveni was leading. Election results from 86 […]

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Uganda Election: Bobi Wine Alleges Widespread Fraud, Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine said the country’s election has seen “widespread fraud and violence”, as votes trickled in Friday under an internet blackout. The 38-year-old former popstar-turned-MP did not give details about his accusations, which contradicted the government’s account that Thursday’s vote had been largely peaceful. The internet remained down for […]

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Zimbabwe Govt Expresses Worry Over Citizens Negligence Amid Rising Cases of COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has expressed concern and worry about citizens’ negligence amid reports many are not complying with Covid-19 regulations, with 26 000 people arrested within a week for violating various protocols including wearing masks.  Zimbabwe introduced level 4 lockdown nearly a fortnight ago following a sharp increase in infections as new cases continue […]

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50 African Illegal Migrants Rescued By Tunisian Navy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A unit of the Tunisian navy on Monday rescued 50 illegal migrants of different African nationalities, including four Tunisians, a statement issued by the ministry of Defence in Tunis said. Among the rescued migrants were 11 women and a baby-boy, the source said, adding that the operation was carried out by the […]

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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, […]

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Zimbabwe Warns Citizens Against Use of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines, Test Certificates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabweans are reportedly using domestic animals medicine- ivermectin injection to vaccinate against coronavirus as use of fake drugs and Covid-19 test certificates rile the government. The country’s Covid-19 cases increased drastically and more than doubled to close to 20 000 since December, from about 8,000 that had been recorded between March and […]

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82 Illegal Immigrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Libyan navy has rescued 82 illegal immigrants off the coast of Khoms city, some 120 km east of the capital Tripoli. The Libyan navy disclosed this in a statement. “A rubber boat was successfully rescued with 82 migrants on board off the coast of Khoms city after a distress call was […]

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Zimbabwe Imposes New Lockdown To Contain Fresh Surge in COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A new surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths has seen Zimbabwe government imposing another strict 30-day lockdown and 12-hour curfew from 6am to 6am. Zimbabwe recorded just above 8000 new cases between March and November last year but the numbers almost doubled starting in December until January 2, jumping to a cumulative […]

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Babangida Calls For Unity In New Year Message

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, has called on Nigerians to be united, in a New Year message. The former military leader disclosed this in a statement he signed on Friday. He said: “As Nigerians, our unique strengths and characters to overcome our challenges collectively have never been in doubt, what we need […]

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CHAN: ZIFA Says 9 players Test Positive To COVID-19 After Returning From Xmas Break

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe national soccer team’s preparations for the 2021 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) have been dealt a heavy blow after nine players tested positive to Covid-19, just over two weeks before the tournament kicks off in Cameroon. Training was immediately called off Tuesday morning after the players tested positive following tests conducted on […]

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