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Mali Says It Is Leaving Sahel Military Alliance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali on Sunday said it was leaving a five-country military alliance in the Sahel region of Africa. The alliance known as the Group of five (G5) Sahel also includes Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and Burkina Faso. The G5 Joint Force was created in 2017 to shore up efforts to establish order on the […]

Africa Leaders, Stakeholders Rally Support For Land Restoration At COP15

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African heads of state and stakeholders have unanimously expressed their support for land restoration at the on-going fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, holding in Abidjan. The conference builds on the Great Green Wall programme and intends to offer a concrete response to the interconnected […]

AfDB Strengthens Fight Against Food Insecurity In Burkina Faso

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) through one of its flagship initiatives is currently helping women and children in Burkina Faso to overcome food insecurity. Despite its tremendous agricultural potential, Burkina Faso has long grappled with the thorny problem of food and nutrition security. Regrettably, in a country, where 82 percent of the population […]

AfDB To Support Abidjan Legacy Programme With $500m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has promised to support the implementation of the Abidjan Legacy Programme, a project that will restore forest and degraded lands in Côte d’Ivoire, with $500 million. President of AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina made the pledge when he met with the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara. The Bank chief was […]

DR Congo: UN Chief Calls For Probe Into Attacks On Mining Site

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday, urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate deadly armed group attacks in Djugu Territory, Ituri Province, on Sunday. At least 38 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the attacks carried out by the Coopérative pour le développement du Congo […]

Ethiopia Seizes $1.25m Worth Of Contraband Gold

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Local officials on Monday said Ethiopian security forces have seized 64 million Ethiopian Birr (1.25 million U.S. dollars) worth of contraband gold. In a press statement, Ethiopia Federal Police said the contraband gold haul was seized on Saturday through the joint efforts with the federal customs authority and the Oromia region militia […]

AfDB Supports Economic Diversification To Accelerate Structural Transformation In Botswana

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) is currently supporting Botswana’s ambition to diversify its economy and accelerate its structural transformation towards sustainable and inclusive growth. This development is the main objective of the African Development Bank Group’s Country Strategy Paper 2022-2026 (CSP 2022-2026) for the Southern African country. Approved in March 2022 by the […]

AfDB To Support Africa’s Pavilion At COP15 In Côte d’Ivoire

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) holding from 9 to 20 May in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it will support the Africa Pavilion during the event. The Pavilion will provide […]

UNDP Says COVID-19 May Plunge 100 Million Africans Into Deeper Energy Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has estimated that about 100 million Africans who were able to afford sustainable energy before the COVID-19 outbreak, will return to unsustainable resources. This was disclosed at a special UNDP Africa briefing on the consequences of the crisis in Ukraine for African economies on Friday in […]

Joint Initiative Intensifies Climate Action In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Center on Adaptation is currently mobilizing and expanding the frontiers of adaptation financing mechanisms to mitigate climate change across Africa. The initiative which is known as the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAAP), aims to mobilise $25 billion to drive adaptation […]

Forum Advocates Collective Action Against Corruption In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 12th edition of the African anti-corruption conference, has opened with a clarion call from delegates to strengthen cooperation and collaboration among anti-corruption agencies in Africa to help address the gaps in fighting corruption across the continent. Organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, the Regional Conference […]

New Report Harps On Dividends Of Urbanization In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cities across Africa are increasingly making progress in their growth trajectory and raking in a lot of benefits for people across the continent, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Jointly produced by the OECD-Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission […]

Heavy Rains Kill Nearly Dozen, Destroy Property In Rwanda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 11 people were confirmed dead and property destroyed in Rwanda after heavy rains pounded different parts of the country on Saturday overnight, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Monday. Seven of the victims were from the Nyamasheke district in western Rwanda, while three were from the capital city Kigali, the […]

Over 200 Die In Violence In Sudan’s Western Darfur Region

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 201 people died and 98 injured, in violence in West Darfur state in Sudan, an official working for the governor of the region said on Monday. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reported that tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes by the violence. It added that […]

Africa Lost 30 Million Jobs On Account Of COVID-19 – Adesina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has said Africa, which currently has lowest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rates, had lost as many as 30 million jobs on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking about Africa’s priorities, as a guest at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center on Friday, Dr. Adesina […]

Six Soldiers Die, 20 Injured In Mali Terror Attacks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Six soldiers were killed and 20 injured in simultaneous attacks targeting three army bases in central Mali Sunday, the army said. Targets in Sevare, Niono, and Bapho were all hit by “armed terrorist groups (who) used suicide vehicles packed with explosives”, the Malian army said in a statement. A group linked to […]

Authors Announce Launch Of New Report On Urbanisation Dynamics In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will on Tuesday jointly launch the new report on Urbanisation dynamics in Africa. The 2022 edition of the report entitled, “Africa’s Urbanisation Dynamics: The Economic Power of Africa’s Cities” provides a […]

Kenya’s Former President Mwai Kibaki Passes On At 90

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mwai Kibaki, who served as Kenya’s third president from 2003 to 2013, has died aged 90, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday. Kibaki is credited with reviving Kenya’s then ailing economy, but his tenure was marred by deadly violence that erupted following his disputed re-election in December 2007. Kenyatta ordered a mourning […]

Sudan: UN Peacekeeping Chief Raises Concern Over “Trust Deficit” In Abyei Region

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has raised concern about “trust deficit” between the two main communities in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan. Lacroix told the Security Council on Thursday at UN headquarters, New York that trust between the two communities had continued to be a great concern. The […]

Ousted Sudan President Images In Hospital Sparks Anger On Social Media

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many Sudanese social media users have reacted angrily to a video that emerged of deposed President Omar al-Bashir walking around a hospital ward. Al Bashir was admitted to the hospital on the grounds that he was too ill for prison, although some voiced support for the ex-general. Bashir, deposed just over three […]

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