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Nigeria, Portugal Sign MoUs In Diverse Sectors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria and Portugal on Friday in Lisbon signed several Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in different sectors. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman in a statement, said the signing ceremony was done by cabinet level officials from the two countries as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s State Visit to the European […]

UN Chief Condemns Latest Attack On Peacekeeper In Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned an attack in Kidal, a city in northern Mali, against a convoy of UN peacekeepers that claimed the life of a blue helmet. The Guinean peacekeeper was killed by an improvised explosive device, which detonated during a UN Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) mine […]

Gambia Supports Tourism Sector To Curtail COVID-19 Impact

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Gambian government has braced up to the challenge of minimizing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the hotel and tourism sector of its economy. The government has taken decisive and concrete steps in reviving the sector by providing relief support to the industry, especially to formal and informal sector workers and […]

Guinea-Bissau’s New Govt Takes Constitutional Oath

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new Cabinet in Guinea-Bissau took the constitutional oath in Bissau on Friday with 24 ministers and 12 state secretaries sworn-in as members, according to sources.. Foreign Minister Srkenuzy Carla Barbosa and Interior Minister Botche Cande remained in their posts in the government led by Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam. The education, […]

6 Dead After Attacks In Burkina Faso

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least six people were killed in two separate attacks in the western African nation of Burkina Faso on Thursday, authorities said. Four soldiers were killed during an attack on a military base in Kossi province, and several terrorists were “neutralised” or captured when fighting broke out, the authorities added. In the […]

How Women-led Ndoloum Vert Project Is Combating Desertification In Senegal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ndoloum Vert project has been proven to be a formidable force in the fight against desertification Senegal since its inception four years ago. The women-led project which focuses on the protection of green spaces, waste management and education, has a central goal to plant 20,000 trees by 2023. This was disclosed […]

ECOWAS, Nigeria Condemn Guinea Coup, Demand President Conde’s Release

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Nigerian Government have strongly condemned the coup d’état that took place in the Republic of Guinea Conakry on Sunday. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, condemned the action in separate statements made available to Journalists […]

Terrorist Attack In Burkina Faso Kills 120 People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – officials on Friday reported that a terrorist attack, following fighting in a remote area of Burkina Faso near the border with Mali, has left over 120 people dead. According to a government statement issued on Thursday night, 65 civilians and 58 jihadists are known to have been killed in the attack which […]

Boxer Samuel Takyi Wins Ghana’s First Olympic Medal Since 1992

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Samuel Takyi has won a boxing bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ghana’s first podium finish in 29 years, but his incredible Olympic journey came to an end in the semi-final at the hands of the USA’s Duke Ragan. “The Golden Ring Warrior” has gone from unfancied selection on the Ghana […]

COVID-19 Fears: Guinea Reverses Decision To Shun Tokyo Games

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Guinea’s five athletes will participate in the Tokyo Olympics after all, a statement from the West African nation’s sports ministry said on Thursday. This reverses the previous day’s decision to suspend its participation in the Games citing the pandemic. On Wednesday, Sports Minister Sanoussy Bantama Sow said in a letter to the […]

At Least 100 People Killed After Gunmen Attack Burkina Faso Village

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 100 people were killed in a “barbaric attack” by gunmen targeting a village in north-eastern Burkina Faso, said the West African country’s president, Roch Kabore, on Saturday. Kabore said he had ordered three days of national mourning over the attack on the village of Solhan in the conflict-ridden Sahel region. […]

ECOWAS Vows To End Extortions At West Africa Border Posts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ECOWAS Parliament has pledged intervention, to end extortion of citizens of the sub-region at border posts by security operatives in ECOWAS countries. The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mr Sidie Tunis, made the pledge late on Monday at Gbahjakeh in Bomi County in Liberia. He was on an oversight visit to […]

AFCON Qualifier: Ivory Coast, Ethiopia Match Abandoned After Referee Collapses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia was called-off with around ten minutes remaining after Ghana’s referee Charles Bulu collapsed on the pitch and was stretched to the hospital. The fourth official, who is reported to be an Ivorian, was unable to take his place and the match was […]

Ghana Hold South Africa To Grab 2021 AFCON Qualification Ticket

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana’s Black Stars qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tagged “Cameroon 2021” after holding their hosts South Africa to a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg on Thursday. Ghana raised their tally to 10 points, same as South Africa but led the Bafana Bafana on head-to-head rule. Sudan are third with […]

ECOWAS Observers Arrive In Benin For April Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- An election observation mission from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is in Benin for the 11 April presidential election. The 10 experts, who are members of the ECOWAS long-term Election Observation Mission to be deployed throughout the country, arrived on Tuesday and will spend 25 days. Members of the team, […]

One Killed In Senegal During Opposition Leader’s Arrest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senegalese police clashed with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko on Thursday, leaving one person dead, a police official said — the first death in protests sparked by Sonko’s arrest the previous day. Sonko, leader of the opposition Pastef party and former presidential candidate, is considered a key potential challenger to President […]

WaterAid, Heineken Africa Foundation Empower 21 Million Nigerians in Six States

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – WaterAid Nigeria and Heineken Africa Foundation have assisted 21 milllion Nigerians across six states in protecting themselves against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The support was delivered through the completion of a seven-month project that expanded hygiene access for marginalised and vulnerable communities in Bauchi, Benue, Ekiti, Enugu, Kaduna and Oyo states.  […]

ECOWAS Court Dismisses Applicant Seeking Inclusion In N50bn Compensation From Civil War Explosion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ECOWAS Court of Justice has dismissed the application of a third-party applicant, representing 6,500 parties seeking inclusion to benefit from a N50 billion consent judgment of the court. The court had awarded a consent judgement on the matter in 2017, ordering N50 billion as compensation to the victims of remnants of […]

Buhari Canvasses Restructuring Of ECOWAS, Okays $20m For Counter Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of ECOWAS, saying that the organization needed to streamline its management to adjust to current realities. ”A situation where ECOWAS has 23 statutory appointees, of which 13 are Commissioners for this Commission is totally unsustainable”, the president said in his presentation to the virtual […]

Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 3 Million

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent has reached 3,021,769 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 72,121. A total […]

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