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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 […]

Zimbabwean Central Bank Lifts Suspension On Bank Lending

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Tuesday, lifted the suspension on lending. The suspension lifting was announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the beginning of May but said companies being investigated for alleged financial misdemeanors would still not be allowed to borrow. Mnangagwa on May 7, announced a raft of measures […]

DR Congo: UN Chief Calls For Probe Into Attacks On Mining Site

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday, urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate deadly armed group attacks in Djugu Territory, Ituri Province, on Sunday. At least 38 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the attacks carried out by the Coopérative pour le développement du Congo […]

Sudan: UN Peacekeeping Chief Raises Concern Over “Trust Deficit” In Abyei Region

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has raised concern about “trust deficit” between the two main communities in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan. Lacroix told the Security Council on Thursday at UN headquarters, New York that trust between the two communities had continued to be a great concern. The […]

Ousted Sudan President Images In Hospital Sparks Anger On Social Media

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many Sudanese social media users have reacted angrily to a video that emerged of deposed President Omar al-Bashir walking around a hospital ward. Al Bashir was admitted to the hospital on the grounds that he was too ill for prison, although some voiced support for the ex-general. Bashir, deposed just over three […]

Rwandair Plane Veers Off Runway At Ugandan Airport, Passengers Safe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s air transport regulator on Wednesday reported that a RwandAir plane veered off the runway at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport but all passengers were safe. Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) said in a statement that the aircraft, numbered 464, skidded off the runway on landing due to bad weather. “All the passengers […]

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan Bags 2022 Babacar Ndiaye Trophy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been named as the winner of the 2022 Africa Road Builders – Babacar Ndiaye Trophy for the transport sector across the continent. The prize is awarded to leading figures in Africa who have demonstrated their commitment to the development of transport infrastructure on the continent. Sponsored […]

100 Die In Nomadic Groups Fighting In Sudan – UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More than 100 people have been killed within one week in fighting between two Sudanese nomadic groups, according to the United Nations. Among the victims were six children and two children were still missing, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Thursday. Some 2,000 residents had been […]

AU To Commemorate 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi In Rwanda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Union Commission (AUC) has reassured of its plan to hold the 28th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. According to a statement posted on the commission’s website on www.au.int on Tuesday, with the theme: “Remember, unite, renew” would hold at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 7. The […]

Two Tech Firms Partner On Fleet Technology Solutions In South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two frontline tech companies have entered into a new partnership with the aim of providing fleet technology solutions in South African markets at reasonable prices. The collaboration between integrated tech-services provider, TR Tech and disruptive full-stack fleet-tech startup, LocoNav will provide state-of-the-art GPS, IoT, and Vehicle Telematics solutions in South African. TR […]

No Economy Can Operate Without Reliable Supply of Electricity – Ramaphosa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has said that no economy can operate without a reliable supply of electricity. Speaking on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the South African Investment Conference, the first physical convening of participants since 2019, the President noted that the ongoing reforms in the energy sector included […]

Somalia Reports Heavy Fighting After Attack On Mogadishu Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Heavy fighting has erupted at the airport in Mogadishu after Islamist attackers forced their way onto the premises, according to Somali officials. Police said al-Shabaab militants dressed in military uniforms had gained entry to the airport. The airport is situated in the heavily fortified “Green Zone ” called Halane Camp, the area […]

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