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Zambia Arrests 14 Government Officials Over Corruption

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested 14 former and current government officials over graft offenses. ACC said in a statement on Thursday, that the 14 arrested include a former Southern province Permanent Secretary, Sibanze Simuchoba. It stated that the permanent secretary and two other officials were arrested for failure to follow applicable […]

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Uganda: Support Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Grassroots, WHO Urges Donors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Uganda continues to receive Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine donations, the World Health Organisation (WHO) representative said donors needed to support the distribution of the vaccines to remote areas. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO representative to Uganda, told reporters that developing countries need support to ensure that vaccines reach everyone including those in remote […]

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700,000 South Sudanese Hit By Worst Floods In Decades, Says UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday said it was alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the worst flooding in decades in South Sudan, as it affected more than 700,000 people across the country. Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at the  UN headquarters in […]

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Tigray Forces Say Air Strikes Hit Ethiopia’s Mekelle, Govt Denies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Rebellious Tigrayan forces have accused the Ethiopian government of launching air strikes on the capital of Tigray region, and though a government official initially denied strikes, state-run media later reported the air force conducted an attack. The reported raid follows intensified fighting in two other Ethiopian regions, where the central government’s military […]

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Tanzania Allocates $39.1m For Tourism Recovery Amid COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Tanzania has allocated 90.6 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 39.2 million U.S. dollars) for the implementation of 23 projects aimed at revamping the tourism sector affected by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), a cabinet minister said on Sunday. Damas Ndumbaro, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, told a press conference in the commercial […]

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Son Of Ex-Somali Political Aide Arrested Over UK Lawmaker Stabbing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said. Amess, 69, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, was […]

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ECOWAS Will Continue To Sustain Democratic Rule In Sub-Region — Speaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Dr Sidie Tunis, Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament, has assured that the Community’s institutions remain committed to promoting the principles of human rights, democracy, rule of law, transparency, accountability, and good governance in the sub-region. Tunis made this known on Saturday at the closing of the High-level Seminar of the ECOWAS Parliament in Winneba, […]

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COVID-19: Ugandan Govt Agencies Demand Vaccination Proof Before Admission To Premises

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Government Departments and Agencies in Uganda have started demanding proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before allowing access to their premises. The National Medical Stores (NMS) on Friday said all staff and visitors must show proof of full vaccination before admission to their premises. It said the move is in line with […]

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Misuse Of Social Media, A Trigger Of Post-Election Crisis – ECOWAS Police Chiefs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Police Chiefs of some ECOWAS member countries  lamented the misuse of social media which in recent times had become a major trigger of post-election crises. They disclosed this during discussions on “Security Forces and Inclusive, Peaceful Democratic Elections in the ECOWAS Region Consolidation’’ at the on-going ECOWAS Parliament High-level seminar in Winneba, […]

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Ugandan Govt Agencies Demand COVID-19 Vaccination Proof

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Some Government Departments and Agencies in Uganda have started demanding proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before allowing access to their premises. The National Medical Stores (NMS) on Friday said all staff and visitors must show proof of full vaccination before admission to their premises. It said the move is in line with […]

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Tunisia Unveils New Govt But With No Sign Of End To Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Tunisia’s president unveiled a new government on Monday, but gave no hint when he would relinquish his near total control after seizing most powers in July, or start reforms needed for a financial rescue package to avert economic disaster. Under rules President Kais Saied announced last month when he swept aside much […]

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2023 Liberian Election: Minister Commends ECOWAS, Calls For Control Of Small Arms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ahead of Liberia’s Presidential and Legislative elections in 2023, Mr Jawarlah Tonpo, Liberia’s Deputy Minister, Press and Public Affairs, has urged security agencies in the country to redouble their efforts at containing the circulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. Tonpo made the call in Monrovia, while delivering an address at the […]

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Dokpesi: Why No Southern Candidate Can Win 2023 Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Raymond Dokpesi, former chairman of Daar Communications, has stated that no candidate from the south will be able to win the 2023 presidential election. Dokpesi disclosed this during an interview with Daily Trust saying that if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decides to zone the presidency to the south, it will be […]

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Ethiopia: UN Chief Condemns Expulsion Of Staff, Says Saving Lives Paramount

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday urged authorities in Ethiopia to allow vital humanitarian work there to continue, following the recent decision to declare seven of the Organisation’s staff persona non grata and expel them from the country. Guterres said this while addressing the Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, […]

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Over 50 People Die After Boat Capsizes On Congo River

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  At least 55 people died in a boat accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities confirmed . Many of  people were still missing, spokesperson Jose Misiso said. The overcrowded boat was travelling on the Congo River and capsized close to the town of Bumba in the northern Mongala province in […]

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Borno, Cameroon Commence Cross Border Trade

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has  inaugurated facilities that would facilitate cross border trading between Borno and Cameroon.  African Examiner recalls that the violence in northeastern Nigeria has affected more than two million people to vacate their homes and   disrupted livelihood opportunities. It has also erased access to basic services, like […]

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WHO Recommendation For World’s First Malaria Vaccine Motivates Gavi, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, global health agency Unitaid and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, on Wednesday, welcomed the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation for a wider routine use of the RTS,S malaria vaccine. The recommendation was based on data gathered through the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) in […]

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Water Crisis Looming Globally As Drought Increases By 29% In Africa — WMO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says the number and duration of droughts also increased by 29 per cent over the past two decades in Africa as floods and droughts contribute to global water crisis. WMO and partners in a report published on Tuesday said improved water management, monitoring and forecasting were needed […]

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538 Illegal Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast – IOM

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said that 538 illegal migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast and returned to Libya in the past week. “From Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 538 migrants were rescued/intercepted at sea and returned to Libya,’’ IOM said. So far this year, a total of 25,823 […]

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No Record Of Nigerian In Guinea Bissau’s Prisons – Envoy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Nigeria Ambassador to Guinea Bissau, Mr John Usanga says there is no record of any Nigerian in any prison in Guinea Bissau. The Envoy disclosed this  at the sidelines of the  inauguration of a newly constructed Nigeria Chancery building in Bissau, the capital of Guinea Bissau. Usanga said official record of […]

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