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Over 50 People Die After Boat Capsizes On Congo River

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  At least 55 people died in a boat accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities confirmed . Many of  people were still missing, spokesperson Jose Misiso said. The overcrowded boat was travelling on the Congo River and capsized close to the town of Bumba in the northern Mongala province in […]

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Nigeria Mission In South Africa Vows To Combat Fake Passport Applications

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria mission in Johannesburg, South Africa, has vowed to remain vigilant against all forms of cyber-criminal activities, including the fake website for passport applications. Mr Abdukmalik Ahmed, Consul-General of Nigeria to South Africa, stated this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday. He observed that […]

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South Sudan President Sacks Foreign Minister, Khamisa

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has fired his foreign minister Beatrice Khamisa Wani, replacing her with Mayiik Ayii Deng who once served as minister for presidential affairs. Khamisa, who was appointed last year when the transitional unity government was formed, was relieved of her duties through a presidential decree Thursday evening aired […]

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Nigeria’s Vice President Osinbajo Visits Arusha, Tanzania On Short Trip

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Abuja on Thursday for Arusha, Tanzania, on a short visit. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. The vice president will be received in Arusha by his Tanzanian counterpart, Dr […]

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Rwandan President Appoints Minister In Newly Created Ministry

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rwandan President, Paul Kagame,   has appointed Jean Damascene Bizimana, Minister of  the newly created Ministry of National Unity and Civic Engagement. This is contained in a statement issued  by the Prime Minister’s office. Until Tuesday, Bizimana was the executive secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), where he […]

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PIA Will Promote Corporate Governance, Transparency In Oil And Gas Industry, Says NNPC GMD, Kyari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) just accented to by President Muhammadu Buhari will transform the nation’s petroleum industry into a hub of business opportunities, Mallam Mele Kyari, has said. Kyari, who is the Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), also said the Act will also attract huge capital globally […]

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Zambia Presidential Election: Police Appeal For Calm As Violence Erupts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Zambia on Sunday appealed for calm following a spate of violence experienced in some parts of the country following elections held on Thursday. Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo said the police have observed an emerging tendency where violence has erupted as a result of others failing to contain emotions and […]

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COVID-19: Africa CDC Justifies The Choice Of J&J Vaccine For The Continent

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Africa Center for Disease Control (AfricaCDC) has explained that the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine was chosen for the continent because ‘it is a single shot vaccine, with a long shelf-life and partly manufactured on the African continent’. “First of all, as a single-shot vaccine, it is easier and cheaper to […]

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BREAKING: Lukaku Rejoins Chelsea On Five-Year Deal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea on Thursday for a reported club record fee of £97 million ($135 million) from Inter Milan, seven years after his first spell at Stamford Bridge came to an end. “Romelu Lukaku is back in Chelsea blue,” the English club said in statement. “The Belgian has signed a […]

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Zimbabwe President Extends COVID-19 Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has extended the current Covid-19 level four lockdown by another two weeks saying deaths and new cases were still worryingly high. Announcing the extension as the country celebrated the 41st Heroes Day in the capital, President Mnangagwa said while infections have decreased over the last two weeks the number of deaths […]

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Ethiopia Warns Rebel Forces Against Expanding Conflict Amid Unilateral Ceasefire

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ethiopian government on Friday evening warned that the expansion of conflict to parts of the country by rebel forces is pushing it to change its defensive stance if humanitarian overtures for peaceful resolution are unreciprocated. The Ethiopian government in late June announced a unilateral ceasefire in the country’s conflict-affected northernmost Tigray […]

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Cape Town Reports Increase In Funerals Amid Covid-19 Third Wave

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Africa’s legislative capital Cape Town on Tuesday said there was an increase in burials week-on-week due to the third wave of COVID-19. In the last seven-day reporting period, a total of 638 burials were completed at Cape Town’s cemeteries up from 488 the week before, the city said in a media […]

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New Initiative Underway To Boost Fight Against Malaria In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A major ground-breaking project is underway to boost the fight against malaria in Africa, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, a frontline global platform for coordinated action against the disease, has said. The RBM Partnership to End Malaria which was originally established as Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership in 1998,  mobilizes for action […]

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Wave Of Violence, Death Toll In South Africa Worries IMF

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed its concern over the violent crisis in South Africa, which has resulted in loss of lives and property. The unrest in South Africa began after the incarceration of the country’s former president, Jacob Zuma, who began serving his 15-month sentence on Wednesday last week. The initial […]

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S/Africa Protest: Consul General Urges Nigerians To Avoid High Risk Areas

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, Malik Abdul, has called on Nigerians in that country to exercise restraint, be cautious and as much as possible avoid high risk areas. Abdul made the call in a statement made available to Journalists on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the ongoing violent protests in […]

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Johannesburg City Mayor Dies Amid Major COVID-19 Outbreak

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has died of complications after contracting COVID-19. The provincial government announced this on Friday as South Africa’s economic hub is undergoing a severe third wave of the pandemic. Makhubo had recently been transferred to hospital after falling ill. South Africa, a country of almost 60 million, is increasingly […]

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Uganda Strengthens Water Transport To Boost Regional Trade

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Uganda has reopened the Central Corridor to transport cargoes across Lake Victoria from the Tanzanian town of Mwanza to the Ugandan capital Kampala, its transport authorities said on Wednesday. “The revitalisation of the Central Corridor after many years of inactivity is a clear testimony of Uganda’s commitment to strengthen our economy,’’ Fred […]

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Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma Jailed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma has been jailed. He will on Thursday (today), begin a court-ordered prison sentence despite days of protests by his supporters. The 79-year-old had long tried to resist, and veterans’ associations supporting him also threatened to destabilise the country if he was arrested. Dozens of them had posted […]

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Kanu’s Lawyer Rubbishes Kenyan Govt, Says His Client Was Actually Arrested, Tortured in Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan government has denied involvement in the arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, describing the allegation as spurious, derogatory and libelous. Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Dr. Wilfred Machage added that the claim was nothing but fictional, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feelings among certain sections of the Nigerian […]

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Zimbabwe Bans Sporting Events As COVID Infections Surge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has suspended all sporting events as the Southern African country experiences a surge in new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. Only the athletes that are preparing for the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games as well as the cricket national team’s encounter with Bangladesh, senior national soccer team’s COSAFA […]

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