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17 Found Dead In South African Nightclub, Police Say

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, 17 young people were found dead at a nightclub in a township in South Africa’s southern city of East London on Sunday, police said. “We got a report of about 17 people that died in a local tavern in Scenery Park, which is based in East London,” a Provincial Police […]

Namibia Receives $170m Loan From Germany In Supporting Economic Growth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Namibia and Germany signed a Financial Cooperation Agreement that would see the latter providing about 170 million U.S. dollars in a loan on favorable terms to support economic development in Namibia. This is disclosed in a joint statement by the two governments on Friday. According to the statement, the loans will be […]

Kenya Calls For Immediate Cessation Of Hostilities In DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for an immediate ceasefire in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where fighting has led to the loss of lives and property. Kenyatta, the co-convener of the Inter-Congolese consultations under the Nairobi Process, urged all armed groups, both foreign and local, to lay down arms […]

South Africa’s President Suspends Anti-Corruption Czar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday suspended the country’s anti-corruption chief Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane with immediate effect. “The Constitution provides that the President may suspend the Public Protector (or any member of a Chapter 9 institution) at any time after the start of proceedings by a committee of the National Assembly […]

Militiamen Kill 12 In East Congo Village Raid

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Militiamen killed 12 people in a night raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the shore of Lake Albert, a local human rights group said on Tuesday. The group and an army spokesman blamed the attack on CODECO, one of many militias operating in Congo’s conflict-ridden east. CODECO’s […]

Centre Partners Kogi State Rights Commission On Access To Justice

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria in South Africa has signed a partnership agreement with the Kogi State Office of the Public Defender and Citizens’ Rights Commission (PDCRC), to promote access to justice. The PDCRC is a hybrid institution that provides legal aid for indigent individuals in […]

Mali: UN Condemns Second Attack In 3 Days Against Peacekeepers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Two Egyptian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, were killed on Friday – the second fatal attack this week on a peacekeeping convoy in the West African country. The peacekeepers were killed, and another injured, when their Armoured Personnel Carrier hit an improvised explosive device outside the town of […]

Zimbabwean Central Bank Lifts Suspension On Bank Lending

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Tuesday, lifted the suspension on lending. The suspension lifting was announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the beginning of May but said companies being investigated for alleged financial misdemeanors would still not be allowed to borrow. Mnangagwa on May 7, announced a raft of measures […]

South Africa’s Kruger National Park To Undergo $23m Makeover

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa SANParks authority announced on Monday that Kruger National Park, one of the best-known safari parks in the world, would undergo thorough renovations. According to SANParks, despite high losses due to COVID restrictions, roads, observation platforms, lodging and restaurants are expected to be refurbished over the next three years at a […]

South African Troops To Help Clean Up After Deadly Storm

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 10,000 South African soldiers are expected in the coastal region of KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, to help clean up after a major storm that has claimed at least 448 lives. Dozens remain missing as President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national emergency in the storm’s wake. According to officials, about 40,000 people […]

Flood: South Africa Declares National State Of Disaster

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday declared a national state of disaster over the deadly floods on the east coast, warning that rebuilding even basic services would take time. “This is a humanitarian disaster that calls for a massive and urgent relief effort. “The lives, health and wellbeing of thousands of […]

Centre Reaffirms Support For Transgender Persons In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the world marks this year’s International Transgender Day of Visibility, the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria has promised to continue promoting the development of programmes aimed at improving trans person’s access to human rights. The Centre said it is proud to celebrate the rights and lives of transgender persons […]

South Africa Woos Nigerian Tourists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African Tourism has urged Nigerians to visit the country for the forthcoming summer and Easter holidays. Mr Thekiso Rakolojane, Regional Head, West Africa, South African Tourism, said this on Thursday in Kano, during the 46th Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA). Rakolojane described South […]

Two Tech Firms Partner On Fleet Technology Solutions In South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two frontline tech companies have entered into a new partnership with the aim of providing fleet technology solutions in South African markets at reasonable prices. The collaboration between integrated tech-services provider, TR Tech and disruptive full-stack fleet-tech startup, LocoNav will provide state-of-the-art GPS, IoT, and Vehicle Telematics solutions in South African. TR […]

No Economy Can Operate Without Reliable Supply of Electricity – Ramaphosa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has said that no economy can operate without a reliable supply of electricity. Speaking on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the South African Investment Conference, the first physical convening of participants since 2019, the President noted that the ongoing reforms in the energy sector included […]

South African President Blames NATO For Russia-Ukraine War

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said the war in Ukraine could have been avoided if NATO had heeded the warnings of some of its leaders. “The war could have been avoided if NATO had heeded the warnings from among its own leaders and officials over the years that its […]

Putin Is ‘A Man Of Peace’ –Jacob Zuma

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, on Sunday opened up concerning Russia’s invasion of its neighboring country, Ukraine. According to Zuma, the US and its western allies are making use of Ukraine to cause problems for Russia. The former South African leader who is presently standing trial for corruption charges in […]

Helicopter Pilot Shot During Wild Shoot-Out In Johannesburg

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  At least eight people are dead and five police officers injured after a wild shoot-out with automatic weapons in Johannesburg. Police Minister Bheki Cele said on national television that a police helicopter was also fired on by the gang of about 25, resulting in the co-pilot being shot. The shooting was preceded […]

South Africa Assures Nigerians Of Safety After Deadly Attacks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police have promised to ensure the safety of Nigerians residing in South Africa, following the latest round of mob attacks that have left a Nigerian dead. The police gave the assurance when the leadership of the Nigeria Union South Africa, led by its President, Mr Collins Mgbo, met stakeholders at Kimberley district […]

Nigerians In S/Africa Criticize Extra-Judicial Killing Of Compatriots

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Nigerian community, under the aegis of Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), on Saturday reiterated its call on the South African and Nigerian governments to stop extra-judicial killings in that country. According to a statement from Pretoria by Mr Collins Mgbo, President of NUSA, two Nigerians were on Friday Feb. 11, 2022, […]

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