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UN Body Announces $2m First Emergency Response Grant For Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced a fast-acting $2 million grant to ameliorate the impact of crisis and climate change-related flooding in Sudan. The 12-month grant is aimed at providing access to safe learning environments for children and adolescents […]

ECW, Norway Draw Global Attention To 3.6 Million Children Pushed Out Of School In Ethiopia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises and the Norwegian Government have jointly expressed worries over the increasing number of children that have been pushed out of the educational system in Ethiopia due the severe drought, conflict and forced displacement. Representatives of […]

Libyan PM Expresses Readiness To Hold National Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah has expressed his government’s readiness to hold general elections in the country, calling for local and international pressure to complete the laws regulating the elections. Dbeibah made his remarks during a conference organised by the National Elections Commission in the capital Tripoli under the slogan “Together we […]

North Africa Is Africa’s Most Industrialized Region – Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – North Africa remains the most advanced region in industrial development in Africa, according to a new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The inaugural edition of the report which was jointly launched by AfDB, AU and UNIDO on the […]

Bass Lauds AU’s Quest For Peaceful Resolution Of Crisis In Ethiopia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chair of the United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), has applauded the intervention of the African Union (AU) in the search for peaceful resolution of the violent conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The escalation of the […]

EU Commission, Adopts New €115m Initiative To Support Green Partnership In Morocco

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – European Union (EU) adopted a new programme worth €115 million yesterday to support the ecological, inclusive and innovative development of Morocco’s agricultural and forestry sectors. The programme “Terre Verte” aims to contribute to the national strategies of Morocco “Green Generation” and “Moroccan Forests” covering the period 2020-2030 by promoting an ecological transition […]

Protesters Gather In Sudan On Coup Anniversary Amid Internet Blockage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudanese demonstrators began gathering on Tuesday ahead of protests on the one-year anniversary of a coup that halted a democratic transition. Internet services were blocked, according to monitoring group Netblocks, as protests were planned in many cities and towns, including a march to the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum. The military […]

Ethiopia: Impact Of Tigray Airstrikes On Civilians ‘Utterly Staggering’- UN Rights Chief

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, says the impact of Tigray airstrikes on civilians is ‘utterly staggering’, calling all parties to the conflict to cease hostilities. Türk, in a statement on Tuesday, said parties to the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia must cease all hostilities […]

EU-AfDB Water Investment Forum Kicks Off In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The second edition of the European Union (EU) and African Development Bank Water Investment Forum, kicked off yesterday in Cairo, Egypt. The three-day High Level Conference on Water Investment, which is jointly organized by EU and African Development Bank (AfDB) is aimed at supporting efforts towards achieving water security on the African […]

We ‘re Witnessing Leapfrog Developments In Entrepreneurship Sector In Egypt – Ismail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Ayman Ismail, an associate professor at the American University in Cairo has said that Egypt is currently experiencing an unprecedented growth and development in the entrepreneurship sector. Dr. Ismail disclosed this in Cairo while speaking during the launch of the Entrepreneurship in Egypt report, which he authored. The report which is […]

Ethiopia Suspends Visa On Arrival To Curtail Insecurity – FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government says Ethiopia’s suspension of its “visa on arrival” to non-resident foreigners at all entry points is due to insecurity, especially regarding its current political situation. The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Francisca Omayuli, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. The government, however, urged […]

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 […]

Cannon Launches Virtual Academy For Filmmakers In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) has announced the launch of its revolutionary virtual film school called Canon Academy Video, which is aimed at providing filmmakers with a dynamic, interactive, and engaging educational platform. The company has remained committed to advancing educational and empowerment opportunities in Africa and has a myriad of […]

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 […]

East African Countries Call For Cessation Of Hostilities In Northern Ethiopia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development, a bloc of eight East African countries, has called on warring parties in northern Ethiopia to immediately cease hostilities. In a statement, the bloc’s Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu said that he was concerned about reports of hostilities on the border of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. He called […]

Libya’s NOC Says Oil Production At 1.211mbpd

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Libya’s oil production is running at 1.211 million barrels per day (bpd), according to the country’s National Oil Corp (NOC). This is contained in a statement by the corporation. On July 23, NOC, which is being run a new chief appointed by the Government of National Unity last month, said production had […]

South Sudan: UN Envoy Seeks Action To Address Humanitarian Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms Sara Nyanti, on Thursday called for joint action to address the aid crisis in the country and end attacks against civilians, as well as humanitarian workers. Nyanti made the call in her message to mark the World Humanitarian Day globally celebrated on Aug. 19. […]

Death Toll From Heavy Rains, Floods In Sudan Climbs To 75

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The death toll from the recent heavy rains and floods in Sudan has climbed to 75, the country’s National Council for Civil Defense said Tuesday. In addition, 30 people were injured, while 12,551 homes destroyed and 20,751 others damaged during the rain, the council said in a statement. The UN Office for […]

Morocco Arrests 4 For Suspected Arson In The Forest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Morocco police have arrested four suspects, aged between 20 and 30, for deliberately starting a huge forest fire in the north of the country on Monday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. The fire has burned more than 90 hectares of the Kodiat Tifour forest in the province of […]

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