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Top UN Court Rejects South Africa’s Request For More Gaza Measures

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN’s top court Friday rejected South Africa’s request to put more legal pressure on Israel to halt a threatened offensive against the Gaza city of Rafah, saying it was “bound to comply with existing measures.” Pretoria has already filed a complaint against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in […]

Fighting Escalates in Eastern DR Congo As Many Civilian Displaced

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN refugee agency UNHCR says civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are once again bearing the brunt of localised violence. UNHCR, in a statement on Wednesday, said this has come amid a sharp uptick in fighting between Government forces and the M23 armed group. Fresh fighting since last week […]

AFCON: South Africa Defeat Morocco To Book Quarter-final Place

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Evidence Makgopa and Teboho Mokoena scored second-half goals as South Africa shocked Morocco with a 2-0 victory to dump the World Cup semi-finalists out of the Africa Cup of Nations ( AFCON) at the last-16 stage in San Pedro on Tuesday. Morocco, who had Sofyan Amrabat sent off late on, were among […]

DR Congo’s Tshisekedi Awaits Confirmation Of Re-Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – DR Congo’s president Felix Tshisekedi was expected to be announced on Sunday as the winner of elections that opposition leaders have dismissed as a “sham”. Partial results released so far leave little doubt that Tshisekedi won the single-round presidential ballot, with the National Independent Electoral Commission (Ceni) saying it planned to announce […]

Congo Opposition Candidate Suspends Presidential Campaign After Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the main opposition candidates for Congo’s presidential election next week, Moise Katumbi, suspended part of his campaign on Wednesday after violent clashes at one of his election rallies. Live rounds were fired and several people were injured as Katumbi addressed supporters in the coastal town of Moanda on Tuesday, marking […]

Africa, With Nigeria Leading Can Become World’s First Green Manufacturing Hub, Tinubu Writes In CNN Exclusive OP-ED

(AFRIAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has said African countries, including Nigeria, need partnerships for a new green economy, emphasizing the efforts against climate change would only be successful through a cooperative approach. A statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale stated that […]

Egypt To Vote On Final Day Of Presidential Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egyptians are voting on Tuesday in the third and final day of presidential elections, as incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi is widely expected to win a third term in office. The election this year is overshadowed by the war in Gaza and a severe domestic economic crisis. For weeks before the elections, authorities […]

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. […]

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