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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 […]

Court Grants Ramaphosa Interim Interdict Against Zuma

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Johannesburg High Court has granted South Africa’sPresident Cyril Ramaphosa, an interim interdict against the private prosecution brought against him by former President Jacob Zuma. The case which was to commence on the 19th of this month and required the sitting president to appear in court for the proceedings Ramaphosa approached the […]

Abolition Of Death Penalty In Zambia ‘Historic Milestone’ – UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN team in Zambia has described the decision by the country to abolish death penalty as “a historic milestone’, commending the move by the Zambian Government. The UN team, in a statement on Friday, noted that the move to abolish death penalty followed advocacy efforts by humanitarian and development partners. According […]

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 […]

ADF Invests Over $6 To Develop Pharmaceutical Sector In Southern, Eastern Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, has approved a $6.63 million grant to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to develop the pharmaceutical sector in the sub-region. The project, which will be implemented over three years (2023-2025), is institutional support […]

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 […]

Bass Lauds AU’s Quest For Peaceful Resolution Of Crisis In Ethiopia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chair of the United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), has applauded the intervention of the African Union (AU) in the search for peaceful resolution of the violent conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The escalation of the […]

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 […]

Namibia To Promote Accountability, Transparency Through E-Procurement

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Namibia Ministry of Finance says Namibia has operationalised an electronic government procurement (E-GP) portal to improve transparency and accountability in the procurement process. The ministry, in a statement on Thursday, said bid advertisements, documents, opening reports, evaluation executive summaries, and notice of awards would all now be available online. The ministry added […]

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 […]

Botswana Resumes Beef Exports

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Botswana has resumed exports of live cattle and beef from areas declared free of foot and mouth disease (FMD). However, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday that sales to Europe, which had tougher import restrictions remained suspended. In August, Botswana suspended beef exports following an outbreak of foot and mouth […]

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 […]

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 […]

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