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Boxer Samuel Takyi Wins Ghana’s First Olympic Medal Since 1992

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Samuel Takyi has won a boxing bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ghana’s first podium finish in 29 years, but his incredible Olympic journey came to an end in the semi-final at the hands of the USA’s Duke Ragan. “The Golden Ring Warrior” has gone from unfancied selection on the Ghana […]

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Absa Bank Boosts Uganda’s Fight Against Covid-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline financial institution, Absa Bank has strengthened Uganda’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic with the donation of 160 medical oxygen cylinders. Absa Bank Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of Absa Group, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 14 countries, currently operates an extensive network of over 39 […]

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Libya Elections: UN Human Rights Say Mercenaries ‘Impede’ Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The continued recruitment and presence of mercenaries in Libya is impeding “progress in the peace process” and an obstacle to upcoming elections, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday. The Chair of the UN’s Working Group on the use of mercenaries, Jelena Aparac, therefore, called for “long overdue” departure of mercenaries […]

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WHO Seeks Integration Of Hepatitis B In Antenatal Care Services

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it is currently seeking to integrate hepatitis B interventions into antenatal care services. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti disclosed this in a message to mark this year’s World Hepatitis Day, under the theme, “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”. Dr. Moeti said the WHO is […]

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Cape Town Reports Increase In Funerals Amid Covid-19 Third Wave

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Africa’s legislative capital Cape Town on Tuesday said there was an increase in burials week-on-week due to the third wave of COVID-19. In the last seven-day reporting period, a total of 638 burials were completed at Cape Town’s cemeteries up from 488 the week before, the city said in a media […]

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Group Urges Libyan Stakeholders To Compromise To Advance Unification

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic Working Group (EWG) of the International Follow-up Committee on Libya has urged Libyan stakeholders to make a compromise so as to advance national unification, the UN mission in Libya said Tuesday. The EWG Co-Chairs held a meeting on Monday with senior Libyan senior officials to “discuss the budget impasse and […]

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Benin Republic Slams Fresh Charges Against Sunday Igboho

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Benin Republic has filed new charges against Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, who was arrested in the country last Monday. Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based lawyers of the freedom fighter, disclosed the new charges after Monday’s hearing, where Igboho was ordered to be kept […]

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New Initiative Underway To Boost Fight Against Malaria In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A major ground-breaking project is underway to boost the fight against malaria in Africa, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, a frontline global platform for coordinated action against the disease, has said. The RBM Partnership to End Malaria which was originally established as Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership in 1998,  mobilizes for action […]

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BREAKING: Security Operatives Remove Hand-Cuff From Igboho, Grant Him Access To Wife

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Security operatives in Benin Republic have removed leg chain and hand-cuff from Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Ighoho. The Communications Manager of Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, made this known while giving an update on the state of Igboho’s health. He said, “We are pleased to inform all Yoruba People […]

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IMF Lauds Ivory Coast’s New National Development Plan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has applauded the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for its resolve and preparation of a new National Development Plan, which is aimed at promoting inclusive growth, structural transformation and private sector development. IMF gave the commendation at the conclusion of its 2021 Article IV Consultation with Côte d’Ivoire. […]

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COVID-19 Fears: Guinea Reverses Decision To Shun Tokyo Games

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Guinea’s five athletes will participate in the Tokyo Olympics after all, a statement from the West African nation’s sports ministry said on Thursday. This reverses the previous day’s decision to suspend its participation in the Games citing the pandemic. On Wednesday, Sports Minister Sanoussy Bantama Sow said in a letter to the […]

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Confab Seeks End To Violence Against Children In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Participants at the high-level virtual conference organized by African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), an independent, not-for-profit Pan-African policy research and advocacy centre, have renewed the call to stop violence against children in Africa. ACPF was established in 2003 out of concern about the situation of the African child and the need for […]

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(BREAKING) Extradition: Tension As Beninise Court Begins Hearing In Sunday Igboho’s Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tension enveloped the surrounding of the Court D’Apeal of Cotonou on Thursday as an extradition case involving Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. Some of the supporters, who went to witness the case, told The PUNCH on the telephone that the environment is tensed. African Examiner gathered that […]

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BREAKING: Beninese Operatives Interrogate Sunday Igboho, Wife

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Beninoise security operatives are interrogating embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. A judicial source confirmed to BBC Pidgin that Igboho and his wife, Rope are  with operatives of Brigade criminelle in Cotonou. It was gathered after the interrogation, he is expected to appear before the Cour d’Appel in Cotonou. […]

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IMF Applauds Ghana’s Proactive Response To Covid-19 Pandemic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the Government of Ghana for its proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which mitigated its economic impact and contributed to a record fiscal deficit and increased public debt vulnerabilities. The pandemic had a severe impact on Ghana’s economy, with slower growth, higher food prices, and increased […]

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COVID-19 Fuels Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage In Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Deteriorating economic conditions since 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have fuelled an increase in domestic violence and forced marriage in Sudan, a UN-backed study has revealed. The study, Voices from Sudan 2020, published this week is the first-ever nationwide qualitative assessment of Gender-Based violence (GBV) in the country, where a transitional government […]

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Wave Of Violence, Death Toll In South Africa Worries IMF

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed its concern over the violent crisis in South Africa, which has resulted in loss of lives and property. The unrest in South Africa began after the incarceration of the country’s former president, Jacob Zuma, who began serving his 15-month sentence on Wednesday last week. The initial […]

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DRC: 20,000 People Displaced in North Kivu –UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says no fewer than 20,000 people have been displaced following a series of attacks by the Allied Democratic Force (ADF) in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DCR). Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, disclosed this while briefing correspondents […]

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Transmission of Results: Subjecting INEC power to NCC is unconstitutional, Says Tambuwal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has said that the decision of the Senate to subject INECs constitutional power to conduct elections to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and National Assembly is patently unconstitutional. Tambuwal, who is also the governor of Sokoto State, in a statement he issued in Abuja […]

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Insecurity: Nigeria, ECOWAS Sign MoU On Early Warning Mechanism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Government and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of an Early Warning mechanism. The agreement which was signed at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, is also aimed at establishing a National Early Warning and Response Centre […]

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