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Cape Town Reports Increase In Funerals Amid Covid-19 Third Wave

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Africa’s legislative capital Cape Town on Tuesday said there was an increase in burials week-on-week due to the third wave of COVID-19. In the last seven-day reporting period, a total of 638 burials were completed at Cape Town’s cemeteries up from 488 the week before, the city said in a media […]

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New Initiative Underway To Boost Fight Against Malaria In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A major ground-breaking project is underway to boost the fight against malaria in Africa, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, a frontline global platform for coordinated action against the disease, has said. The RBM Partnership to End Malaria which was originally established as Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership in 1998,  mobilizes for action […]

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Wave Of Violence, Death Toll In South Africa Worries IMF

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed its concern over the violent crisis in South Africa, which has resulted in loss of lives and property. The unrest in South Africa began after the incarceration of the country’s former president, Jacob Zuma, who began serving his 15-month sentence on Wednesday last week. The initial […]

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S/Africa Protest: Consul General Urges Nigerians To Avoid High Risk Areas

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, Malik Abdul, has called on Nigerians in that country to exercise restraint, be cautious and as much as possible avoid high risk areas. Abdul made the call in a statement made available to Journalists on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the ongoing violent protests in […]

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Johannesburg City Mayor Dies Amid Major COVID-19 Outbreak

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has died of complications after contracting COVID-19. The provincial government announced this on Friday as South Africa’s economic hub is undergoing a severe third wave of the pandemic. Makhubo had recently been transferred to hospital after falling ill. South Africa, a country of almost 60 million, is increasingly […]

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Uganda Strengthens Water Transport To Boost Regional Trade

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Uganda has reopened the Central Corridor to transport cargoes across Lake Victoria from the Tanzanian town of Mwanza to the Ugandan capital Kampala, its transport authorities said on Wednesday. “The revitalisation of the Central Corridor after many years of inactivity is a clear testimony of Uganda’s commitment to strengthen our economy,’’ Fred […]

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Kanu’s Lawyer Rubbishes Kenyan Govt, Says His Client Was Actually Arrested, Tortured in Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan government has denied involvement in the arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, describing the allegation as spurious, derogatory and libelous. Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Dr. Wilfred Machage added that the claim was nothing but fictional, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feelings among certain sections of the Nigerian […]

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Zimbabwe Bans Sporting Events As COVID Infections Surge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has suspended all sporting events as the Southern African country experiences a surge in new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. Only the athletes that are preparing for the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games as well as the cricket national team’s encounter with Bangladesh, senior national soccer team’s COSAFA […]

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South Africa’s Tourism Minister Excited Over Return Of Africa Oil Week To Cape Town

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has expressed her delight over the announcement that the annual Africa Oil Week will be hosted in Cape Town from 2022 and beyond. Africa Oil Week is the meeting place of choice for the continent’s upstream oil and gas sector. Now entering its 27th year, the […]

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu Collapses At Defence Event

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zambian President, Edgar Lungi, collapsed on Sunday, in the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony. A statement by the Principal Private Secretary to the President, Simon Miti, on Sunday, as published by Lusaka Times, confirmed the incident while disclosing that the president recovered immediately. The statement reads, “The President […]

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South Africa Expels Malawi Diplomats Over Alcohol Scandal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many Malawian diplomats have been declared “persona non grata” by the South African government after they were found guilty of peddling duty-free alcohol. Malawi’s foreign affairs ministry in Lilongwe disclosed that South Africa had given the diplomats and their families 72 hours to evacuate the country. South Africa’s ministry of international relations […]

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Crisis Rocks Zimbabwe Justice System As Malaba Clings To Power

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s justice system has been thrown into turmoil which is capable of compromising delivery of justice. The decision by President Mnangagwa last month to extend the term of office for Chief Justice Luke Malaba who had reached retired age has sparked a lot of controversy. Justice Malaba turned 70 last month, and […]

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Zambia Approves 5 COVID-19 Vaccines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia has approved five COVID-19 vaccines to be administered on citizens as a preventive measure against the pandemic, a government official said on Tuesday. The vaccines include China’s Sinopharm, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca Covishield, AZD 12225-Korea AstraZeneca, and Pfizer Biotech. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health in charge of […]

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Uganda Transport Minister Shot In Assassination Attempt; Daughter, Driver Killed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ugandan Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Katumba Wamal, on Tuesday survived an assassination attempt, the local broadcaster NBS News has reported. The news outlet however said that Wamal lost his daughter and driver in the failed assassination attempt. According to the news outlet, Wamala’s car was shot in a suburb […]

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Zambia’s Food Reserve Agency Assures Citizens Of Food Security

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia’s food reserve agency on Monday assured that the country was food secure and would remain so in the foreseeable future. Kelvin Hambwezya, Food Reserve Agency (FRA) Chairperson, said the 3.6 million tons of maize produced in the 2020/2021 season and the 840,000-carryover stock from the previous season meant that the country […]

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Zimbabwe Begins Immortalizing Freedom Fighters, Unveils Nehanda Statue To Mark Africa Day

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe government on Africa Day unveiled a statue of Mbuya Nehanda, a spirit medium who fought the war of liberation against colonialists using spirit, as the country begins the process of immortalizing liberation heroes and heroines. Mbuya Nehanda was a spirit medium until her hanging during the first war of liberation in […]

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EU Forces Train Malian Soldiers To Strike Jihadists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The long barrel of a howitzer cannon aims into scrubland around a military base in conflict-hit central Mali. After a countdown, a soldier pulls the firing lanyard, but no round shoots to the horizon. Instead an officer shouts: “BOOM!” From the shade of a nearby tree, four European Union military trainers watch […]

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Osinbajo Arrives Uganda For Museveni’s Sixth Inauguration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in Kampala, Uganda, to represent Nigeria at the inauguration of re-elected Ugandan  President, Yoweri Museveni. The event, which comes up on Wednesday at the Independence Grounds in Kampala, will be Museveni’s sixth inauguration as a democratically-elected leader. Museveni was declared winner of the January 14, 2021, […]

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Uganda Officially Receives Nigerian Technical Aid Volunteers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (DTAC), says the government of Uganda has officially received the Nigerian delegation of Technical Aid Volunteers (TAV), in a grand ceremony. Mr. Mohammed Shehu, Special Assistant to the Director-General (D-G), of DTAC, Dr. Pius Olasunkanmi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, in Abuja, […]

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Kenyan Anti-Covid Vaccine Doctor Dies From COVID-19

A Kenyan doctor, Stephen Karanja,  who became a vociferous opponent of the Covid-19 vaccine has succumbed to the virus, weeks after saying the jab was “totally unnecessary”. Dr Stephen Karanja, chairman of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, advocated steam inhalation and hydroxychloroquine tablets. He clashed with the Catholic church over the safety of the Covid […]

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