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Press Conference On Uk’s $2 BN Room2Run Guarantee Project Holds In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A press conference to formally announce support for the first projects under the $2 billion Room2Run Guarantee project facilitated by the United Kingdom (UK) will hold today (Thursday) in Egypt. The conference is being jointly organized by Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al Mashat, the UK Minister for Development and […]

ECW Grants Uganda Over $4m To Tackle Influx Of Refugees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has announced a $4.1 million First Emergency Response Grant in Uganda, to enable the East African nation tackle the large influx of refugees. The new grant, which was delivered through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children, brings ECW’s total funding in Uganda […]

Former Zimbabwe President’s Son Jailed For Rape

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Zimbabwe Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son, Siqokoqela has been jailed for an effective 20 years for raping his niece on three occasions and threatening her with death. Bulawayo Regional magistrate Elijah Singano said the juvenile’s rights were violated. Mphoko (44) had been on $50 000 bail granted last year as he denied […]

Bodyguard Kills Minister In Uganda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Col Charles Okello Engola (retd) was allegedly killed by his bodyguard. According to available information, Engola, who was the Deputy Minister for Gender and Labour, was shot dead on Tuesday, May 2 in his home in a Kampala suburb. Fred Enaga, Police […]

Zim Evacuates Nationals From Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwean Government has started repatriating Zimbabweans that have been caught up in the Sudanese armed conflict which has resulted in the death of over 400 civilians and maimed 3 551 others. Zimbabwe has dozens of its citizens resident in Sudan and many have indicated their desire to return home. There is […]

King Mswati Opens Zim Exhibition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of Africa’s modern monarchs, King Mswati III of the Kingdom of ESwatini on Friday officially opened the 63rd edition of Zimbabwe’s annual prime trade exhibition, the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair for the second time in his reign after officiating at the expo when he was 27 years old in 1995. The […]

Heads of States Push For Digital Economy In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was a historic moment for the resort city of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe when five heads of state gathered for the official opening of the 6th Transform Africa Summit on Wednesday. This is the first time the summit has been held outside Rwanda which is home to Smart Africa Alliance that […]

21 Bodies Discovered After Kenyan Pastor Told Members To ‘starve To Meet Jesus’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya police have dug out twenty-one bodies in Malindi, a coastal town in the southeastern part of the country. According to the BBC, 15 members of the Good News International Church were rescued from their shallow graves in the Shakahola forest.  The African Examiner writes that Kenya Broadcasting Station (KBC) had reported […]

Kenya Prosecutor Drops Charges Against MPs Over Anti-Government Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya’s top prosecutor on Monday dropped charges against four lawmakers over anti-government protests, a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga suspended the demonstrations, their lawyer said. Odinga said on Sunday he was ready for talks with President William Ruto, as long as authorities halted arrests and prosecutions connected to the protests, among […]

UN: 3.4m Children In Ethiopia Out Of School Due To Conflict

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – More than 3.4 million children across Ethiopia are out of school, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said in a report. The UNOCHA Ethiopia Situation Report released on Monday, said more than 3.4 million children including 1.7 million girls have no access to school due to conflict […]

Cyclone Freddy Death Toll Rises To 225 In Malawi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The death toll from Cyclone Freddy in southern Malawi reached 225 as of Wednesday, up from 190 as reported in the previous update. Commissioner for the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) Charles Kalemba announced that 707 people have been injured and 41 people are reported missing. The affected areas include 12 […]

Cyclone Freddy Returns, Kills Over 100 In Malawi, Mozambique

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cyclone Freddy, packing powerful winds and torrential rain, killed more than 100 people in Malawi and Mozambique on its return to southern Africa’s mainland, authorities said Monday. Freddy, on track, to become the longest-lasting storm on record, barrelled through southern Africa at the weekend for the second time within a few weeks, […]

Malawi Cholera Outbreak Largest On Continent: WHO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has described Malawi’s cholera outbreak as the largest in Africa. This came up as the country has so far contributed nearly 40 per cent of total cases recorded in 12 countries across the continent. WHO Regional Health Security Advisor, Ambrose Talisuna said this during his presentation in […]

South Africa To Host BRICS Summit In August

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele on Thursday said South Africa will host the BRICS Summit in Gauteng Province on Aug. 22-24. Gungubele said this while briefing the media about the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. According to the minister, this year’s summit will be held under the theme: “BRICS and Africa: Partnership […]

Congo Opposition Parties Say Voter Registration Skewed To Favour Ruling Coalition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Some opposition candidates in Democratic Republic of Congo have raised the alarm over delays and alleged irregularities in a voter registration drive that they say is being conducted to their disadvantage ahead of a general election in December. Over 50 million Congolese voters are meant to be registered by March 17, but […]

SOS Coalition, MMA Demand Urgent Appointment Of SABC Board

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) have called for urgent appointment of the Board of Directors for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in the interest of the public. This is coming at the heels of growing concerns over SABC, South Africa’s public broadcaster, which continues to operate with a […]

Popular South African Rapper Shot Dead In Durban

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The parents of popular rapper, Kiernan “AKA” Forbes have mourned the untimely death of their son in an emotional tribute.  The African Examiner writes that AKA was shot dead with his bodyguard at a popular night spot in Florida Road, Durban last night, February 10, 2023. In the official statement, Tony and […]

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 […]



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