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Egypt Appoint New Defence, Foreign Ministers Amid Regional Unrest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi on Wednesday swore in a new government that comprises new defence and foreign ministers amid regional turmoil and domestic economic woes. Egypt, with an estimated 9 million refugees and migrants, has been hard hit by the fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement in the neighbouring […]

UN Pledges Support For Libyan-Led Political Process

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A UN official on Wednesday reaffirmed the UN’s support for a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process, including holding national presidential and parliamentary elections. Stephanie Koury, deputy special representative of the UN secretary-general for political affairs in the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), made her remarks during a meeting with President of […]

Chad Election: Special Envoy Urges Candidates To Uphold Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amb. Babagana Kingibe, Nigeria’s Special Envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), has called on candidates, political parties and the general public to uphold peace during the Chad presidential election. The presidential election is scheduled for May 6. Kingibe, in a statement made available to the News Agency of […]

UN Kicks Against South Sudan Taxes On Humanitarian Aid, Peacekeeping

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A UN spokesman on Monday said that the world body is against the taxes on aid deliveries and peacekeeping operations imposed by South Sudan. “Obviously, this goes against the agreements that we had with them (the South Sudanese authorities),” said Stephane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. In spite of […]

Thousands Protest In Niger Republic For US Troops To Leave

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thousands of people in Niger’s capital on Saturday protested for the immediate departure of US soldiers from the north, after the military junta in Niamey said it was withdrawing from a military agreement with Washington. Following a July coup, the West African country said in mid-March that the 2012 cooperation agreement had […]

Egyptian President Sisi Swears Oath For Third Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in Tuesday before parliament for his third term in office as leader of the Arab world’s most populous country. In power for the past decade, Sisi is set to remain president until 2030, after winning a December election with 89.6 percent of the vote against […]

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 […]

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