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Troops, Gunmen Exchange Fire Near AFCON Venue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Troops and armed men have exchanged fire in the Cameroonian city of Buea, leaving several injured in the capital of a region hit by separatist violence and a host for teams in the Africa Cup of Nations, the local mayor said Thursday. “The security forces rapidly intervened and an investigation is under […]

AfDB Approves $47.09m Grant For Agro-industrial Processing Zone In Mozambique

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a $47.09 million grant for the first phase of the Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor, a Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone in Mozambique. Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) are integrated development initiatives designed to concentrate agro-processing activities within areas of high agricultural potential to boost productivity, integrate […]

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies At 90

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African anti-apartheid icon, Desmond Tutu, died on Sunday aged 90. South Africa’s president, President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the Archbishop’s death on Sunday. Ramaphosa said, “The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us […]

South Sudan: Senior UN Official Condemns Killing Of Humanitarian Worker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Matthew Hollingworth, has strongly condemned the killing of a UN-contracted aid worker that also left another injured, after the convoy they were travelling in came under attack. Hollingworth, in a statement on Monday, said the World Food Programme (WFP) convoy had been deliberately targeted. Armed […]

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Test Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is receiving treatment for mild symptoms. This was disclosed in a statement by the South African presidency saying that Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, began feeling unwell after he left a state memorial service for former deputy president F W de […]

Tanzania In Final Preparations To Introduce Cable Car On Mt Kilimanjaro

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Tanzanian tourism authorities has said that  they were at the final preparations to start a process of introducing cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Mary Masanja, the Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, said the process to introduce the cable car was on the mountain is on track and […]

South Africa’s Rand Falls As Omicron Worries Linger

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African rand retreated early on Tuesday as caution lingered in markets after the discovery of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) variant that is spreading in the country and globally. At 0625 GMT, the rand traded at 16.2150 against the dollar, 0.46 per cent weaker than its previous close. On Friday the currency […]

South Africa Says Its Being Punished For Detecting New Omicron Variant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Africa said on Saturday it was being punished for its advanced ability to detect new Coronavirus (COVID-19) variants early. South Africa’s Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation said this in a statement. The allegation is coming as travel bans and restrictions imposed because of the new Omicron variant threaten to harm […]

Germany Backs Coal Phase-out In South Africa With €700m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Government has announced its plan to invest €700 million (810 million  dollars)  to support the phase-out of coal-fired power stations in South Africa. The funds are part of a new partnership with South Africa, which also includes Britain, the US, France and the European Union (EU). A total of 8.5 […]

South African Judge Dismisses Zuma’s Attempt To Remove Prosecutor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South African judge on Tuesday dismissed an application by former president Jacob Zuma to have the prosecutor in his arms deal corruption trial removed. Zuma, ousted by the governing African National Congress in 2018, had argued that the prosecutor was biased against him and submitted a “special plea” to the Pietermaritzburg High […]

Jacob Zuma Makes First Public Appearance Since Release From Prison

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma on Thursday made his first public appearance since his release from prison on medical parole last month to lay charges against a chief state prosecutor. Zuma walked into a police station in the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg, where he is on trial for corruption, to open a […]

Zambia Arrests 14 Government Officials Over Corruption

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested 14 former and current government officials over graft offenses. ACC said in a statement on Thursday, that the 14 arrested include a former Southern province Permanent Secretary, Sibanze Simuchoba. It stated that the permanent secretary and two other officials were arrested for failure to follow applicable […]

Son Of Ex-Somali Political Aide Arrested Over UK Lawmaker Stabbing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said. Amess, 69, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, was […]

COVID-19: Ugandan Govt Agencies Demand Vaccination Proof Before Admission To Premises

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Government Departments and Agencies in Uganda have started demanding proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before allowing access to their premises. The National Medical Stores (NMS) on Friday said all staff and visitors must show proof of full vaccination before admission to their premises. It said the move is in line with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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