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UN Body Announces $17.7m Grant To Support Displaced Children In Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced US$17.7 million grant to support access to quality life-sustaining education programmes for displaced, conflict-affected and vulnerable children and adolescents in Sudan. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, an estimated 4.3 million children were out […]

Tunisia Court Sentences Ex-President Marzouki To Prison In Absentia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A Tunisian court has issued a verdict in absentia sentencing former president Moncef Marzouki to four years in prison after he criticised President Kais Saied and called for protests. The court found against Marzouki on charges of “assaulting the external security of the state”, according to the state news agency TAP. Marzouki, […]

Libyan Election Collapses With No Plan Out Of Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Libya’s parliament said Friday’s planned presidential election would not go ahead, leaving the internationally-backed peace process in chaos and the fate of the interim government in doubt. The electoral commission proposed pushing back the voting date by a month, confirming a delay that had been widely expected amid ongoing disputes over the […]

UN Envoy Condemns Killing Of Peaceful Protesters In Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet, has condemned the killings of peaceful protesters against military rule in Sudan. It is “utterly shameful” that live ammunition keeps being used against protesters, Bachelet said in a statement from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. According […]

Police Intercepts 3.21 Tonnes Of Cannabis In Central Morocco

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Moroccan police on Saturday seized 3.21 tonnes of cannabis near the city of Guelmim. During this operation, five people aged between 34 and 47, were arrested for their alleged links to an international drug trafficking network, said a statement by the Moroccan police. Many materials were seized, including two inflatable boats […]

Sudan Capital Locked Down After Coup Triggers Deadly Unrest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Roads were blocked, shops were shut, phones were down, and mosque loudspeakers blared calls for a general strike in Sudan on Tuesday, a day after the army seized power in a coup. At least seven people were killed in unrest triggered by the military takeover, which brought a halt to Sudan’s transition […]

Tanzania Allocates $39.1m For Tourism Recovery Amid COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Tanzania has allocated 90.6 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 39.2 million U.S. dollars) for the implementation of 23 projects aimed at revamping the tourism sector affected by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), a cabinet minister said on Sunday. Damas Ndumbaro, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, told a press conference in the commercial […]

Tunisia Unveils New Govt But With No Sign Of End To Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Tunisia’s president unveiled a new government on Monday, but gave no hint when he would relinquish his near total control after seizing most powers in July, or start reforms needed for a financial rescue package to avert economic disaster. Under rules President Kais Saied announced last month when he swept aside much […]

2 Moroccan Drivers Killed, 1 Wounded By Armed Men In Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two Moroccan truck drivers were killed and another injured by armed men in Didieni commune, 300 km from Malian capital Bamako, Moroccan official news agency MAP reported on Sunday. The truck drivers were heading towards Bamako carrying goods before they were attacked on Saturday afternoon by a group of armed men hiding […]

Germany Reopens Embassy In Libya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Government has reopened its Embassy in Libya after it was closed in 2014 when the North African nation descended into civil war. German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas presided over the reopening of the Embassy in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya today, during his short visit intended to show support […]

Liberals Win Most Seats In Morocco’s Parliamentary Election, Routing Islamists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Morocco’s liberal RNI party has won most seats in the country’s parliamentary elections followed by another liberal party, PAM, while co-ruling moderate PJD Islamists suffered a crushing defeat, preliminary results showed on Thursday. RNI, led by billionaire agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch, took 97 of the 395-seat parliament, followed by PAM with 82 […]

Libyan Leader Orders Probe Into Tripoli Clashes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Libyan President of the Presidency Council Mohamed Menfi has issued orders to start an investigation into the clashes that erupted in southern Tripoli between two security forces. The orders also included an immediate cease-fire and the return of all fighting forces to their headquarters. “The General Commander of the Military Staff must […]

EU Expresses Support For Upcoming Libyan Elections

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ambassador of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Libya on Thursday expressed the bloc’s support for the upcoming elections in the African country. Jose Antonio Sabadell voiced the support during a meeting with Emad Al-Sayeh, Chairman of the Libyan Higher National Commission of Elections. The meeting “covered developments of the elections […]

Over 4 Billion People Lack Social Safety Net Globally To Cushion COVID-19 Impact —ILO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than four billion people live without any welfare protection globally to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the UN International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said. ILO stated in a new report on Wednesday that COVID-19 crisis had also pushed up government spending by some 30 per cent. It stated that […]

UK Deploys Medical Team To Boost Tunisia’s Fight Against COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The British Government has deployed a team of emergency medical experts to help Tunisia in tackling COVID-19 crisis more effectively. The team which arrived the shores of the North African country on Friday, includes nine doctors, nurses and logistics experts, from the United Kingdom (UK), France, the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]

Nigerian Mission Evacuates 100 Stranded Citizens From Libya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Mission in Tripoli said on Friday that it was evacuating 100 Nigerians stranded in Libya, with another set of 100 stranded Nigerians to be returned home in the next 10 days. Mr Kabiru Musa, Chargé D’affaires en titre of the Nigerian Embassy in Libya, disclosed this in a statement made […]

Algeria Detains 22 Suspected Arsonists Over Deadly Wildfires

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Friday said 22 suspected arsonists were arrested in connection to massive wildfires that killed at least 69 people in the North African country. The fires broke out in 17 Algerian provinces on Monday amid scorching temperatures and authorities said evidence showed the fires had been started deliberately. […]

25 Soldiers, 7 Residents Killed In Algeria’s Wildfires

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 25 Algerian soldiers were killed on Tuesday as they attempted to extinguish wildfires raging in the northeastern provinces of Tizi Ouzou and Bejaia, the Algerian Defense Ministry said. Wildfires erupted simultaneously overnight on Monday across 14 Algerian provinces, killing at least seven civilians and injuring dozens of others, the ministry […]

Libya Elections: UN Human Rights Say Mercenaries ‘Impede’ Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The continued recruitment and presence of mercenaries in Libya is impeding “progress in the peace process” and an obstacle to upcoming elections, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday. The Chair of the UN’s Working Group on the use of mercenaries, Jelena Aparac, therefore, called for “long overdue” departure of mercenaries […]

Group Urges Libyan Stakeholders To Compromise To Advance Unification

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic Working Group (EWG) of the International Follow-up Committee on Libya has urged Libyan stakeholders to make a compromise so as to advance national unification, the UN mission in Libya said Tuesday. The EWG Co-Chairs held a meeting on Monday with senior Libyan senior officials to “discuss the budget impasse and […]



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