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Stampede At Rwanda Political Rally Leaves 1 Dead, 37 Injured

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  One person was killed and 37 others injured in a stampede at a political rally on Sunday in western Rwanda, the government has said. The stampede occurred when people tried to exit from a venue where President Paul Kagame, the Candidate for the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front, addressed supporters in Gisa, Rubavu […]

ADF Rebels Kill 30 in Eastern DR Congo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-  No fewer than 30 people were killed late Wednesday in an overnight attack blamed on Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels. The deaths occurred due to the recently launched series of deadly incursions into the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a military spokesman confirmed on Thursday. ADF rebels launched an attack in […]

How Malawi’s Vice President, 9 Others Died In Plane Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President of Malawi Saulos Chilima and nine others on board a military aircraft have been confirmed dead, President Lazarus Chakwera said Tuesday. “I am deeply saddened and sorry to inform you all that it has turned out to be a terrible tragedy. The search and rescue team found the aircraft near […]

Droughts, Floods Threaten Southern Africa 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that droughts and floods in southern Africa stemming from El Niño have left millions of people food insecure. WFP Executive Director, Ms Cindy McCain, gave the warning during a recent visit to Zambia – the epicentre of the crisis. “The droughts have destroyed harvests in areas […]

Court Bars Ex-President Zuma From South African Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s highest Court on Monday ruled that former President Jacob Zuma cannot stand as a candidate in next week’s general election. The Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma’s sentence of more than 12 months in prison has disqualified him and made him ineligible to stand. His former party, the ruling African National […]

Zimbabwe To Sanction Businesses Not Using New Exchange Rate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Zimbabwe will fine businesses using inflated exchange rates as the government battles to maintain the value of its newly introduced gold-backed currency, the Zimbabwe Gold (ZiG). Any business using an exchange rate higher than the official rate of 13.5 ZiG per U.S. dollar will be liable for a fine of 200,000 ZiG […]

Floods In Kenya Raise Fears Of Disease Outbreaks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The consequences from severe flooding in Kenya could last beyond the current heavy rains, with environmental damage raising the risks of contamination and disease. “Many water sources are polluted and the risk of epidemics spreading throughout the country is increasing,” said Camilla Schynoll, emergency relief coordinator for the German aid agency Welthungerhilfe. […]

South Africa’s Ramaphosa Says Opposition Flag-Burning Ad ‘Treasonous’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa described as “treasonous” a campaign advertisement by an opposition party that depicts a burning national flag, as antagonism between political parties rose three weeks before an election. The campaign advertisement released on Monday by the Democratic Alliance uses the burning flag as a metaphor for what it […]

Ethiopia’s Amhara Militia Says Resettlement Plan ‘Beats War Drum’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Leaders of a militia in Ethiopia’s Amhara region accused the administration in neighbouring Tigray of “beating a war drum” over plans to return hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans to territories Amhara fighters captured during a civil war. The future of the disputed territories in northern Ethiopia has remained a flashpoint between Tigray […]

UN Kicks Against South Sudan Taxes On Humanitarian Aid, Peacekeeping

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A UN spokesman on Monday said that the world body is against the taxes on aid deliveries and peacekeeping operations imposed by South Sudan. “Obviously, this goes against the agreements that we had with them (the South Sudanese authorities),” said Stephane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. In spite of […]

Uproar Over Viral Video Of Student Being Bullied In Abuja School

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The viral video of a student being bullied by a fellow student of Lead British International School, Abuja, has sparked outrage on social media. It all started when an X user, @mooyeeeeeee tasks netizens to demand for justice for the female student that was bullied by her classmates.  In the post on […]

South African Police Arrest 8 Nigerians Who Attacked Cops During Drug Raid

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least eight South African-based Nigerians have been arrested after they allegedly attacking police officers in a drug raid. The South African Police, in a statement on Friday uploaded on its X handle, stated that the suspects were arrested in the Northern Cape province. According to the statement, the suspects also destroyed […]

EU Approves $116.9m To Boost Security In Somalia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) said it has approved 116.9 million U.S. dollars for stabilisation efforts in Somalia. The funds  approved by the Political and Security Committee of the Council of the EU on Tuesday will support the transition process for the Somali National Army (SNA). The EU said that the Council of […]

Zambia Halts Issuance Of Charcoal Production Permits

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zambian Government has stopped the issuance of cordwood permits for charcoal production in an effort to control deforestation. Minister of Green Economy and Environment, Collins Nzovu, said in a statement that the decision would initially affect three districts where charcoal production is rampant. Nzovu said charcoal production was rampant in the […]

Former Presidents Task African Leaders On Unity, Progress

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President of Ghana, John Mahama and Former President of Botswana, Lt. Gen.- Seretse Khama Ian Khama, have urged African leaders to consciously pursue unity and progress. This, they said, would enable the continent to reach its full potential and achieve sustainable economic prosperity. The former Presidents gave the advice via a […]

Striking Kenyan Doctors Protest Poor Salaries, Working Conditions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hundreds of hospital doctors joined a demonstration in the streets of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday as a nationwide strike by medics neared its fourth week. About a dozen riot police in pickup trucks were out to monitor the protest, which was not authorised by the authorities. Members of the 7,000-strong […]

Planes Collide Mid-Air, Kill Two In Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A student pilot and instructor died on Tuesday when their aircraft collided with a passenger plane over the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police said. The mid-air incident between local carrier Safarilink and the 99 Flying training school occurred Tuesday morning, Kenyan authorities said. Nairobi police Adamson Bungei confirmed the deaths to AFP via […]

Ex-Somalia Deputy PM Announces Candidacy For AU Chairperson 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former deputy prime minister and current member of the parliament of Somalia, Fawzia Yusuf Adam, has announced her candidacy for the post of Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the executive arm of the continental body. “I am announcing here that I am a candidate who will run for the African […]

Tanzania To Host Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Tanzania has declared its  readiness  to host the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting,  scheduled for March 4, in Zanzibar. Amb. Pindi Chana, Tanzania’s Minister of Constitutional,  Legal Affairs and Chair of the 2024 Commonwealth Law Ministers meeting, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, in view of the country’s […]

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 […]

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