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Former Miss South Africa Inaugurates Mentorship Programme For Young Girls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane has announced the launch of her mentorship programme, which is aimed at empowering young girls in the country. The ex-beauty queen said the programme will be facilitated by Lalela Foundation, which she founded in 2019 with the aim to assist and create opportunities for children without […]

AfDB’s Project Strengthens Judiciary In Guinea-Bissau

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Things are currently looking up for lawyers and judicial officials in Guinea-Bissau, courtesy of a project supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The AfDB’s project has helped improve the quality of training for judicial actors, including lawyers in the West African nation. Notably, it also contributed to an increase in the […]

AfDB Grants Namibia $134.9m Loan For Second Phase Of Post-COVID-19 Support Programme

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of 2.3 billion South African rands ($134.9 million) in co-financing for the second phase of Namibia’s Governance and Economic Recovery Support Programme (GERSP II). The funds will support Namibia’s resilience and post-Covid-19 inclusive economic recovery by strengthening governance and implementing real sector reforms. German […]

AfDB Supports Cereal Production In Morocco With €199m Loan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved €199 million loan to finance Morocco’s Competitive and Resilient Cereal Development Support Programme (PADCRC). This new operation forms part of the African Emergency Food Production Facility to help boost food security, nutrition, and resilience across Africa. The programme will help reduce Morocco’s cereal imports, focusing on […]

South Sudan, AfDB Launch Project To Boost Food Production

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Sudan in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a two-year programme focused on boosting food production and strengthening community resilience. Josephine Lagu, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, said the South Sudan Emergency Food Production Programme (SSEFPP) would focus on the production of sorghum, cowpea, and rice in […]

Egypt Seeks 25-30% Annual Increase In Foreign Tourists – Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt aimed at increasing the number of foreign tourists by between 25 per cent and 30 per cent annually and boosting its revenues, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, said on Tuesday. Issa’s remarks came during an evening ceremony held at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to mark […]

Mali Players Apologise For Fighting At FIBA Women’s World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two Mali basket ballers who were filmed fighting with each other at the FIBA Women’s World Cup have apologized, saying they were frustrated after their team were eliminated from the tournament. The fight was between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou. It broke out as Serbia’s Sasa Cado was being interviewed in […]

Ugandan Army Helicopters Crash In East Congo, Kills 22

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Army spokesman on Wednesday confirmed the death of 22 people after two Ugandan military helicopters crashed in East DRC. Uganda had sent troops to its central African neighbour in December to help fight a violent rebel group known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). “The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) have not […]

Guinea Ex-Ruler Camara, Others Face Trial For Alleged Massacre Of Protesters In 2009

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The trial of Guinea former military ruler, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara and 10 others from the Guinean security forces, for the alleged massacre and rape of protesters in 2009 started on Wednesday. Camara and others are facing trial for the alleged massacre of over 150 people and the rape of at least […]

Food Security: Sall Cautions Imposition Of Trade Restrictions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amid growing global concern about threats to food security, Senegalese President and chair of the African Union (AU), Macky Sall has warned against the idea of imposing trade restrictions. President Sall gave the warning while speaking at the recent Food Security Summit which was held on the sidelines of the 77th session […]

AfDB Approves $20m For Covid-19 Off-Grid Recovery Platform

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Off-Grid COVID-19 Recovery Platform (CRP), a brainchild of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has received $20 million in concessional investment to support rollout of its second phase. The CRP is a blended finance initiative to unlock private capital for energy access companies to mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic while […]

Senegal Secures Over €28m Loan From AfDB For Road Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senegalese Government has secured a €28.88 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the rehabilitation of the road and transport network linking six municipalities in the country. The target areas are Yeumbel Nord (Dakar suburbs), Keur Massar and Guédiawaye (Dakar region), Thiès (West), Kaolack (Centre-West) and Saint-Louis (North-West). Road […]

Climate Ministerial Meeting Sets Agenda For COP27

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, stakeholders, ministers and development experts have cautioned against turning the conference into a mere talking shop of promises. Speakers from Africa and other developing parts of the world, gave the warning at the 2nd ministerial meeting on climate and development held on […]

Mali, AfDB Join Forces To Accelerate Implementation Of Anti-poverty Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Mali and the African Development Bank (AfDB), have agreed to accelerate ongoing country projects that aim to reduce poverty. This is coming at the heels of a high-level AfDB mission to the West African nation, which ended on 16th September. A delegation of the bank staff and the Malian […]

New Report Says Africa’s Political Stability Risks ‘ll Be Heightened In 2023

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Political stability risks in Africa will be heightened in the coming year as socio-economic challenges exacerbate deep inequalities and highlight governments’ inability to address them, a newly published seventh edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index Report. has warned. The report was jointly launched on Tuesday by a leading global specialist risk consultancy, […]

Ebola Virus Breaks Out In Central Uganda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda health ministry on Tuesday announced that the deadly Ebola virus has broken out in the central part of the country. According to local authorities, a person was admitted at Mubende regional referral hospital on Sept. 15 after presenting Ebola symptoms and died on Sept. 19. The authorities said six other deaths […]

Governments Must Create Jobs, Make African Economies More Competitive – Sall

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of Senegal and African Union (AU) chairperson, Macky Sall has harped on the need for governments in Africa to invest more in order to create jobs and make African economies more competitive. President Sall made the observation while addressing a delegation from the African Development Fund (ADF) and senior management team […]

William Ruto Sworn In As Kenya’s President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Newly elected Kenyan president, William Ruto has been sworn in as the president of the country. Ruto was sworn in on Tuesday by Martha Koome, chief justice of Kenya, during a ceremony held in Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani Stadium. During the swearing-in ceremony, Ruto swore an oath of allegiance and […]

Air Strike Hits Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Following Ceasefire Offer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An air strike wounded at least one person on Tuesday in Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, a hospital official said, two days after Tigrayan forces said they were ready for a ceasefire with the federal government. The strike hit the business campus of Mekelle University and Dimitsi Woyane TV […]

Daughter Of Late Famous African American Actor, Mike Evan Empowers Kids In Uganda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Carlena Evans, the daughter of famous late African American Actor/Writer, Mike Evans is currently putting smiles on the faces of children in Uganda, East Africa. Her late father, Evans was an actor best known for playing Lionel Jefferson on the 1970s sitcom “All in the Family” and its popular spinoff “The Jeffersons”. […]

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