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South Africa To Recall All Diplomats From Israel – Govt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African government said on Monday it would recall all its diplomats from Israel to “signal” its concern over the situation in Gaza. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, a minister in the president’s office, told a press briefing that all diplomatic staff in Tel Aviv would be asked back to Pretoria for consultations, without […]

American Couple In Uganda Accused Of Torturing Boy Plead Guilty To Lesser Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A U.S. couple previously charged in Uganda with aggravated torture and child trafficking pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lesser charges and will now pay a range of fines of up to 105 million shillings ($28,000), according to a court ruling. Nicholas Spencer and his wife Mackenzie Leigh Mathias Spencer, both in their […]

ECOWAS, UNHCR Sign Agreement To Deepen Refugee Protection

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ECOWAS and UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at deepening collaboration for the protection of refugees, stateless, and internally displaced persons in the sub-region. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray signed on behalf of the sub-regional bloc […]

Angola To Maintain Crude Output At 1.1m Bpd Into 2024

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Official on Thursday said Angola plans to maintain its current crude oil production of 1.1 million barrels a day (bpd) into 2024. Belarmino Chitangueleca, Executive Director at the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG) said the country expects to maintainits goal even as the country looks to stabilise declining […]

South Africa May Overtake Nigeria As Africa’s Biggest Economy — IMF

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Monetary Fund has predicted that South Africa could soon surpass Nigeria to become the largest economy in Africa. According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook, South Africa, which is one of the most industrialised countries in Africa, will be approaching a gross domestic product (GDP) of $401 billion by 2024 […]

AU Inaugurates Task Force On Diseases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Union (AU) is set to officially inaugurate the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) Multi-sectoral Task Force on Non-Communicable Diseases, Injuries and Mental Health (NCDI/MH). The organisation made this known in a statement published on the AU”s website on Friday. It said the event scheduled to hold from Oct. 24 […]

Tinubu Holds Talks With South Africa’s Ramaphosa In New York

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu on Monday held what has been described as a very fruitful cross-sectoral discussion with his counterpart of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa, in New York. Tinubu, who arrived in the city of the UN headquarters Monday, joins other world leaders in the United States to attend the 78th United […]

Egypt Inflation Hits Record High Of Nearly 40%

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Annual inflation in Egypt hit 39.7 percent in August, official figures showed Sunday, an all-time high as the Arab world’s most populous country grapples with a punishing economic crisis. It comes after a previous record of 38.2 percent in July and amid an unrelenting downturn that has seen the currency shed half […]

Over 1,000 people killed in Morocco after earthquake hit on Friday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, has expressed readiness of the organisation to assist the Government of Morroco in any way needed to help those impacted by the earthquake.  According to the UN humanitarian hub, Reliefweb, the powerful quake struck the country shortly after 10 pm local time on […]

Gabon President Calls On ‘Friends’ To Speak Up Over Coup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has appeared in a video calling for his “friends” to “make noise” after military officers in the oil-rich Central African state staged a coup. “I’m sending a message to all friends that we have all over the world to tell them to make noise for (…) the people […]

Kenya To Host Africa Climate Week In September

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kenyan Government of Kenya will host this year’s edition of African Climate Week scheduled to take place from 4th to 8th of the Africa Climate Week (ACW). The event, which is jointly organized by the African Bank, Development Bank (AfDB), UN Climate Change, African Union (AU) and other development partners, will […]

Further Tax-Hike Protests Will Not Be Allowed, Kenya’s Ruto Warns 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Kenyan President William Ruto vowed on Friday that protests planned next week would not be allowed following two rounds of demonstrations that have left at least 15 people dead. Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s party called earlier in the day for three more days of protests from next Wednesday against tax hikes that […]

Court Disqualifies Former Minister From Zimbabwe’s Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwe High Court has ordered for removal of former Cabinet Minister Saviour Kasukuwere from the presidential race after nullifying his nomination saying he is not a registered voter. Kasukuwere, a former cabinet colleague of Mnangagwa under Mugabe was among the 11 presidential candidates in the harmonised elections set for August 23. […]

Ex-South African President, Jacob Zuma Slams IMF Over Zimbabwe’s Sanction 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African President Jacob Zuma has slammed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for slapping Zimbabwe with financial sanctions in 2001, saying the decision was wrong and unfair. Zuma was a special guest at the first ever Africa Voluntary Carbon Credits Market Forum (AVCCMF) held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where he called […]

South Africa Lauds Diplomatic Ties With Germany

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African Government has applauded its bilateral relations with Germany, describing it as a very important strategic partnership. South Africa Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa, Naledi Pandor gave the commendation at 11th edition of the German-South African Binational Commission Pretoria on Tuesday.   German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock and Pandor […]

Zimbabwe Enters Election Mode

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s Ruling Zanu-Pf On Saturday Launched Its Election Campaign days after the nomination court received applications from candidates who want to contest the August 23 harmonized elections. President Mnangagwa, one of the 11 that filed for the presidential race, proclaimed August 23 as the date for the election to election a president, […]

Mphoko Son Released From Jail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Zimbabwe Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son, Siqokoqela who was last month jailed for an effective 20 years for raping his niece on three occasions and threatening her with death, has been released on $200 000 bail pending appeal against conviction and sentence. Siqokoqela was in May sentenced to 20 years in jail […]

Press Conference On Uk’s $2 BN Room2Run Guarantee Project Holds In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A press conference to formally announce support for the first projects under the $2 billion Room2Run Guarantee project facilitated by the United Kingdom (UK) will hold today (Thursday) in Egypt. The conference is being jointly organized by Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al Mashat, the UK Minister for Development and […]

ECW Grants Uganda Over $4m To Tackle Influx Of Refugees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has announced a $4.1 million First Emergency Response Grant in Uganda, to enable the East African nation tackle the large influx of refugees. The new grant, which was delivered through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children, brings ECW’s total funding in Uganda […]

Heads of States Push For Digital Economy In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was a historic moment for the resort city of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe when five heads of state gathered for the official opening of the 6th Transform Africa Summit on Wednesday. This is the first time the summit has been held outside Rwanda which is home to Smart Africa Alliance that […]

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