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Clashes Erupt Between Armed Groups In Libyan Capital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Clashes between armed groups erupted in Libya’s capital Tripoli Friday night leading to the death of one person, according to local media. The clashes are happening as the country reels from a failed coup attempt three weeks ago. Heavy exchanges of gunfire and explosions ricocheted across several districts of Tripoli, an AFP […]

AfDB Supports Port Project In Morocco With Additional €57m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved additional financing of €57 million for construction of the Nador West Med port complex in Morocco. The new financing tranche follows an earlier one of nearly €113 million that the AfDB extended in 2015 to the North African nation. The Nador West Med project entails construction […]

Ethiopia Signs $830k Grant With AfDB To Strengthen Climate Resilience

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ethiopian Government has signed an $830,000 technical assistance grant agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB), to improve climate resilience for communities and ecosystems. The funds will help mainstream climate risk management, gender and resilience into economic planning and development in the country’s Ziway-Shallah sub-Basin. The agreement was signed during the […]

Canon Reassures Customers On Innovation In Digital Printing Technology

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), the leading provider of imaging technologies and services has reaffirmed its commitment to drive innovation in the digital printing technology industry. CCNA, a division within Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe said it is participating at this year’s edition of the […]

Egypt To Unveil $50m Vaccines Production Plant In July

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt is to complete the construction of a $50 million vaccines storage facility in July for the storage of about 150 million doses of COVID-19 and other vaccines annually. The Chairman of Egypt’s Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA), Dr Heba Wali, made the announcement in Cairo on Monday. African […]

Tourism Returns To Centre Stage In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tourism has returned to centre stage in Egypt after the country’s deadly coronavirus experience, which restricted tourists from visiting tourism sites in the country since the outbreak of COVID-19. African Examiner reporting from the Mediterranean City of Alexandria in northern Egypt on Saturday, saw hundreds of people finding their ways to the […]

UN Cuts Refugee Rations In Africa’s Sahel Amid ‘Alarming’ Food Insecurity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN agencies on Friday reported that food rations for refugees and displaced people are being cut by half in parts of the Sahel due to a massive funding shortfall. It said millions would go hungry as prices rise and climate shocks hit yields. The UN humanitarian office (OCHA) estimates that some 18 […]

Clashes Erupt In Tripoli Due To Rival Bids For Libyan Premier Job

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Supporters of Libyan prime ministerial rivals clashed in the capital on Tuesday as a power struggle deepens, local media and witnesses said. According to witnesses, shots were heard early on Tuesday. Residents tweeted they heard heavy weapons and artillery. Local media showed footage of gunbattles in Tripoli’s residential areas. Several cars were […]

Egypt Showcases $30 Bln New Administrative Capital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egyptian authorities on Tuesday led top journalists from sub-Saharan Africa on a guided tour of the country’s new administrative capital, which has gulped 30 billion dollars so far. African Examiner reports that the ambitious project started seven years ago and it appears to be on course to be the best capital in […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN Body Supports Northern Ethiopia With Additional $2m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises has announced the approval of additional $2 million grant for the Northern region of Ethiopia. The new grant brings the ECW ongoing Investments in Ethiopia to over $30 Million. It also builds on the impact of […]

Ethiopia: 27 Trucks Of Essential Items Arrive Tigray Region – UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A convoy carrying desperately needed humanitarian aid arrived in the capital of the restive Tigray region in northern Ethiopia this past weekend, the UN reported on Thursday. UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalists in New York that the 27 trucks delivered nearly 1,000 metric tonnes of food and other essential items to […]

Somalia PM Asks Peacekeepers To Secure Parliamentary Speaker Vote

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Somalia’s Prime Minister on Wednesday asked African Union soldiers to protect lawmakers as they pick new leadership, after warning police and intelligence officials not to interfere in the long-overdue elections. Somalia’s long-delayed election process has been beset by Islamist violence and a power struggle between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kigali Forum Reignites Africa’s Push For Sustainable Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – If the resolutions reached at the 8th session of Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which was held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital city, is anything to go by, Africa’s push for the realization of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063, may have been re-ignited for the continent. […]

AU Commission, Morocco Sign Bilateral Agreement To Boost Air Transport Services

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Union Commission (AUC) and Morocco on Thursday signed bilateral agreement to boost air transport market services in Africa. According to statement issued by AUC, the agreement was on Revised Constitution of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) and the Memorandum of Implementation (MoI) of the Single African Air Transport Market […]

Tension Rise In Libya As Risk Of ‘Parallel Governments’ Grows – UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Political Affairs Chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, says amid a political impasse that threatens to see Libya fractured again by two parallel governments, the priority must be to conduct peaceful election. Ms Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peace-building Affairs, told the Security Council on Wednesday that the priority should be how to […]

64 Killed In Ambush, Reprisals In Ethiopia, Says Rights Body

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ethiopian Human Rights Commission on Monday confirmed the death of 64 people in western Ethiopia after armed group attacked a civilian convoy and its military escort in a region plagued by ethnic violence. The commission said previously an unreported attack occurred on March 2 in Metekel, in the Benishangul-Gumuz region. It said […]

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