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Niger Extends State of Emergency After Murder Of 6 French Aid Workers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Niger on Tuesday extended a state of emergency after eight people, including six French nationals, were killed by suspected terrorists in the volatile West African nation. Six French humanitarian workers, along with their Nigerien guide and driver, were shot dead on Sunday by gunmen on motorbikes while on a visit to a […]

Exiled Former Zanu-PF Top Brass Urge ANC to Intervene in Zimbabwe Crisis

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -Two exiled former Zanu-PF bigwigs who fled the country after the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe have written to South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) requesting the liberation party to save Zimbabwe’s ruling party from military capture. Adding their voices on the growing call for the region to […]

BREAKING: Lebanon’s Government Resigns Over Beirut Explosion

Photo: Prime Minister Hassan Diab. credit: @Aljazeera (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lebanon’s government has resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion on Tuesday that devastated parts of Beirut and left more than 200 people dead. The announcement was made in a national TV address by Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday evening. Many people have accused […]

Mnangagwa Vows to Tackle Zimbabwe’s Opposition Parties, Foreign Detractors

By Daniel Jones, Harare A defiant Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed he will continue to deal ruthlessly with the “country’s detractors” who he accused of causing the prevailing socio-economic and political unrest. For the first time in 40 years, the Southern African country celebrated its Heroes Day online as Mnangagwa, under fire to deal […]

French Soldiers Hunt for Gunmen Who Killed Aid Workers in Niger

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – French and Nigerien soldiers on Monday combed a wildlife reserve in Niger and the surrounding area for traces of the gunmen who killed six French aid workers a day earlier, a French military source said. The unidentified gunmen, who rode on motorbikes, attacked the group who worked for the humanitarian charity ACTED […]

Angola Maintains Closed Borders to Fend Off COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Angola says it will maintain closed borders to fight and prevent a spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to a Presidential Decree, which updates the measures adopted during the prevailing ‘State of Calamity’, only nationals and foreign residents can return to the national territory. The decree also stated that […]

Zimbabwe COVID-19 Deaths Reach 100, Total Case Hits 4,451

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Covid-19 deaths in Zimbabwe have hit 100 for the first time since the first case in March, with total case count in the politically troubled country reaching 4, 451. While statistics may appear low compared to other countries, the President Mnangagwa led nation, with a failing health system, […]

Ghana’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 40,000 With Over 200 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana has confirmed 455 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total case count to 40,097 on Friday, the latest update from the Ghana Health Service said. The total recovered and discharged cases increased to 36, 638, as officials discharged 254 more patients who had completed their period of treatment. Seven […]

COVID-19: Zimbabwe Launches Tourism Recovery Strategy to Boost Economic Growth

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has launched a National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy whose objective is to ‘restart’ tourism and boost arrivals in the wake of the global pandemic, Covid-19. President Mnangagwa launched the strategy in Victoria Falls, the country’s tourism capital where he said hopes are high to achieve a […]

About 40 Migrants Reportedly Drown In Shipwreck Off Mauritanian Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A boat, carrying around 40 migrants and refugees, has sunk off the coast of Mauritania, leaving only one survivor, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday. The perilous sea passage from West Africa to the Canary Islands was once a major route for migrants seeking jobs and a better life […]

ECOWAS Experts Meet On Implementation Of Regional ECOVISA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Experts on visa issues from the ECOWAS member states have met on the deployment of the regional visa (ECOVISA) aimed at facilitating the seamless movement of citizens of West African states within the region. The Directorate of Communications in the ECOWAS Commission disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. The experts held […]

Libya, Italy Discuss Defence, Bilateral Cooperation –Prime Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Wednesday met with Italian Defence Minister, Lorenzo Guerini, in Tripoli for talks on bilateral cooperation, said a statement from the prime minister’s information office. “The Prime Minister reiterated that any ceasefire must ensure that the attackers (east-based army) do not remain in any location that […]

Tanzanian Politician Who Survived Assassination Attempt To Compete In General Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Tanzanian politician who survived being shot 16 times in an assassination attempt has been named as the country’s main opposition candidate in October’s general elections. Tundu Lissu, of the Chadema party, is to compete against incumbent President John Magufuli on Oct. 28, his party announced on Wednesday. “We have already written […]

Lebanon Mourns After Massive Explosion Hits Beirut

Lebanon is in mourning after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 78 people and injured more than 4,000 others on Tuesday. The whole city was shaken by the blast, which began with a fire at the port which exploded into a mushroom cloud. President Michel Aoun said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium […]

Moroccan Navy Rescues 183 Illegal Migrants

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Moroccan Navy has rescued 183 illegal sub-Saharan African migrants off the kingdom’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, official news agency MAP reported on Saturday. The migrants, including 12 women and two minors, were intercepted in many operations between July 29 and Aug. 1, the agency quoted a military source as saying. They […]

13 Killed, 51 Injured In Sudan Auto Accident

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 13 people were killed and 51 others injured in a traffic accident in Gezira State in central Sudan on Friday. “The accident took place when a commodity transport truck collided with a mini passenger bus at Al-danagla area of the Gezira State in central Sudan,’’ the press office of Sudanese […]

Zimbabwe’s Security Forces Clear Streets Ahead Of Planned Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s security forces on Thursday cleared people off streets of the capital Harare and forced shops to close, a day before planned anti-government protests during the worst economic crisis in more than a decade. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has struggled to keep his promise to revive the economy, with many Zimbabweans complaining they […]

Zambia Launches Emergency COVID-19 Social Cash Transfer Scheme

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia on Tuesday launched an emergency COVID-19 social cash transfer scheme to help vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Community Development, said this during a news briefing in Lusaka. The minister said that the emergency social cash transfer would help mitigate the impact of the pandemic in vulnerable […]

Gambia Leader in Isolation After VP Tests Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow, has gone into self-isolation after his vice-president tested positive for coronavirus. President Barrow will isolate for two weeks. A statement from the country’s State House said Vice-President Isatou Touray had tested positive for the virus. Ms Touray said she was in “good spirits and will be going […]

Many Killed, Children Abducted in South Sudan Ethnic Clashes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Sudan authority on Tuesday said at least 28 people had been killed and 10 children abducted during ethnic clashes in the country. The country’s acting Commissioner, Mabior Mawut, told DBA in a telephone interview that about 19 others were injured when heavily armed men from the Murle ethnic group attacked members […]

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