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Africa Must Do Away With Dependency Syndrome, Says Senegalese Prime Minister 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prime Minister of Senegal, Amadou Ba has harped on the need for Africa to stop depending on other developed nations of the world, particularly in the aspect of food security. The minister made the observation on Friday in his closing remarks at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of […]

South Africa Re-Elects Ramaphosa As President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the President of South Africa under the platform of the African National Congress. This was reported by AriseTV on Monday. Ramaphosa defeated his closest rival, a former health minister, Zweli Mkhize with 2,476 votes. African Examiner writes that Ramaphosa’s re-election is coming after the opposition tasked […]

14 People Die In Cameroon Landslide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 14 people Sunday died from a landslide that occurred during a funeral ceremony in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Al Jazeera reported that the number of confirmed death was given by the regional governor, Naseri Bea, as rescuers continue to search for dozens of others who remain missing. Mr Bea described the area […]

King Charles Welcomes S.Africa’s Ramaphosa For First State Visit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – King Charles will host his first state visit since his accession to the British throne when he welcomes South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Charles, 74, has played a leading role in many of the recent official visits by the 112 foreign heads of state during the record-breaking […]

South African Appeal Court Orders Zuma Back To Jail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zuma, a prominent figure in the fight against apartheid, became president in 2009 and was forced to step down in disgrace by the ANC in 2018 following mounting corruption allegations. But he remains a revered figure among grassroots members of the ruling African National Congress, who perceive him as a defender of […]

AfDB Partners Oxford University To Train 1000 Workers Across Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has partnered with the University of Oxford to provide training on sustainable finance for up to 1,000 public and third sector workers from across Africa. The University of Oxford’s Public and Third Sector Academy for Sustainable Finance (P3SA) is a global center of learning and capacity building. It […]

South Africa Deplores US Terror Alert

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s government has expressed disapproval of a US alert warning of a possible terrorist attack in the former. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa at a press conference on Thursday described as unfortunate the alert issued by the US which he said was done without consulting the South African government. The […]

Ethiopia Peace Talks Start In South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first formal peace talks aimed at ending two years of war between the Ethiopian army and forces from the country’s northern region of Tigray started in South Africa on Tuesday and will end on Sunday, the South African government said. At stake is an opportunity to end a conflict that has […]

South Africa’s Ex-Leader, Jacob Zuma, Released From Prison

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The prison sentence of beleaguered ex-South African President Jacob Zuma officially ended on Friday, with correctional services saying he had been released from their system having served only part of his term behind bars. The former Head of State was jailed for 15 months for contempt of court in July last year […]

South Africa’s Vaccine Regulation System Earns WHO Endorsement, Says Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has become Africa’s fifth country, alongside Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Egypt, to become an “ML III” (the third of four levels in the WHO’s classification} for vaccines. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa made this known in a statement issued by the world […]

Former Miss South Africa Inaugurates Mentorship Programme For Young Girls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane has announced the launch of her mentorship programme, which is aimed at empowering young girls in the country. The ex-beauty queen said the programme will be facilitated by Lalela Foundation, which she founded in 2019 with the aim to assist and create opportunities for children without […]

BET Hip Hop Awards Honour South African Pioneer Riky Rick Posthumously

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rikhado “Riky Rick” Makhado will be honoured posthumously at upcoming BET HipHop Awards ceremony to be hosted by Grammy-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality, Fat Joe on October 5. The South African entrepreneur, rapper, and fashion Icon, Riky Rick who passed on recently due to mental health struggles, will be […]

Ebola Virus Breaks Out In Central Uganda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda health ministry on Tuesday announced that the deadly Ebola virus has broken out in the central part of the country. According to local authorities, a person was admitted at Mubende regional referral hospital on Sept. 15 after presenting Ebola symptoms and died on Sept. 19. The authorities said six other deaths […]

AfDB Issues Maiden Green Bond In South African Rand Market

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB), has issued a 200 million South African rand (ZAR), 1-year Green Bond which will be due September 2023. The bond, which pays a coupon of 6.90 percent, was arranged by Daiwa Capital Markets Europe and sold in a Private Placement format to a single Japanese institutional investor, Sony […]

South Africa, EU Agree To Jointly Promote Human Rights

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa and the European Union (EU) have agreed to collaborate in organizing events and expert level exchanges on a number of specific issues, including gender equality, business and human rights and the right to development. The agreement was reached at the 7th EU-South Africa Structured Dialogue Forum on Human Rights which […]

Violence Kills 173 Civilians In South Sudan – UN Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN says no fewer than 173 civilians have been killed in South Sudan for a four-month period of violence while human rights violations is reported committed in Unity State. As fighting continues in South Sudan, a new UN report released on Tuesday documents 173 civilian deaths over a four-month period along […]

South Africa’s E-Visa Procurement Portal Now Operational – Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South Africa Tourism (SAT) says the country’s e-visa procurement portal has begun operations. Nomasonto Ndlovu, Chief Operating Officer, SAT, said this on Thursday during the country’s roadshow programme held in Lagos. Ndlovu said that applicants could submit their documents via the e-visa procurement portal, www.dha.gov.za, for processing and acquisition of their […]

Zambia Seeks Dangote’s Assistance in Developing Fertiliser Industry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zambian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Chipoka Mulenga, has sought the assistance of the President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote in the development of his country’s agricultural sector. Chipoka Mulenga, who led a delegation from Zambia on tour of the 3.00 million metric tonnes Dangote Fertiliser plant at the weekend, called […]

S/Africa Urges Citizens To Shun Influences Hindering Genuine Organ Donations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African health department on Wednesday appealed to citizens to overcome religious and cultural influences hindering donations of organs correctly. Foster Mohale, the spokesperson for the department said around 2,780 people were waiting for organ donations at present and transplants in the country, the organs included kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs. In […]

Rwanda To Conduct Fresh Population Census On Aug. 16-30

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rwanda is set to conduct the fifth Population and Housing Census from Aug. 16 to 30, a government official said. All required preparations had been put in place for a seamless census, Venant Habarugira, director of the Censuses Department, at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), told Xinhua. “Various census […]

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