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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 […]

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 […]

AfDB Approves Over $5m Grant To Strengthen Food Security In Somalia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $5.4 million grant to build food security in Somalia. The ADF has the challenge of having nearly half its client countries as fragile states and having nearly half its client countries as fragile states, and […]

Rwanda Joins AfDB-supported Remote Data Collection Initiative

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rwandan Government has embraced the Remote Appraisal, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation (RASME) initiative, which is supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The RASME is a tool that enhances project-related data collection in remote areas. Rwanda is the first East African country to join and the seventh overall in the continent. […]

Mnangagwa Hails AfDB Over Support For Zimbabwe’s Debt Clearance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has applauded the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its support and commitment towards resolving country’s debt arrears. The Southern African nation owes $13.5 billion to multilateral financial institutions, bilateral partners, and other creditors President Mnangagwa gave the commendation issues during a meeting with the President of AfDB, Dr. […]

$23m ZimFund Project Raise Hope For Power Supply In Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans may soon heave a sigh of relief as the $23 million power project is ready to roll with the delivery of new transformer to restore adequate power supply to the South African nation. This development is made possible by an Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project funded by ZimFund. The project, according to a statement […]

UN Envoy Raises Alarm Over Killing Of Protesters By Security Forces In Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Saturday, expressed alarm over the killing of at least nine protesters by security forces in Sudan, including a 15-year-old child. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said the nine protesters were killed in the course of the Thursday Marches of the Millions in the […]

Tanzania Secures $125.2m Loan From AfDB To Tackle Water Shortage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tanzanian government have signed a $125.2 million loan agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the implementation of a project that will help address water shortages in three districts in the country’s Dodoma region. The Dodoma Resilient and Sustainable Water Development and Sanitation Program (Phase I) will benefit more than […]

17 Found Dead In South African Nightclub, Police Say

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, 17 young people were found dead at a nightclub in a township in South Africa’s southern city of East London on Sunday, police said. “We got a report of about 17 people that died in a local tavern in Scenery Park, which is based in East London,” a Provincial Police […]

Namibia Receives $170m Loan From Germany In Supporting Economic Growth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Namibia and Germany signed a Financial Cooperation Agreement that would see the latter providing about 170 million U.S. dollars in a loan on favorable terms to support economic development in Namibia. This is disclosed in a joint statement by the two governments on Friday. According to the statement, the loans will be […]

Kenya Calls For Immediate Cessation Of Hostilities In DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for an immediate ceasefire in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where fighting has led to the loss of lives and property. Kenyatta, the co-convener of the Inter-Congolese consultations under the Nairobi Process, urged all armed groups, both foreign and local, to lay down arms […]

South Africa’s President Suspends Anti-Corruption Czar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday suspended the country’s anti-corruption chief Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane with immediate effect. “The Constitution provides that the President may suspend the Public Protector (or any member of a Chapter 9 institution) at any time after the start of proceedings by a committee of the National Assembly […]

New Somali President Promises To Step Up Fight Against Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Somalia’s new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, vowed to clamp down on terrorism in the crisis-ridden country during his swearing-in ceremony on Thursday. “We will increase the military pressure on terrorism,” Mohamud, who already served as head of state of the East African country between 2012 and 2017, said. The new leader also […]

Militiamen Kill 12 In East Congo Village Raid

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Militiamen killed 12 people in a night raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the shore of Lake Albert, a local human rights group said on Tuesday. The group and an army spokesman blamed the attack on CODECO, one of many militias operating in Congo’s conflict-ridden east. CODECO’s […]

Mali: UN Condemns Second Attack In 3 Days Against Peacekeepers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Two Egyptian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, were killed on Friday – the second fatal attack this week on a peacekeeping convoy in the West African country. The peacekeepers were killed, and another injured, when their Armoured Personnel Carrier hit an improvised explosive device outside the town of […]

Time Is Short For Sudan To Resolve Political Crisis, Mission Chief Warns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Special Representative for Sudan, Volker Perthes, says time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis. Perthes, who is also Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), told the Security Council on Tuesday that the crisis facing Sudan was entirely homegrown […]

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