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35 Nigerians Illegally Detained in Ghanaian Border Town, Group Alleges

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A non-Governmental group, Concerned Citizens Rights, has stated that 35 Nigerians are presently detained illegally in a border town of Aflao in Ghana which is located between Ghana and Togo Republic. The group stated this in a letter issued to the media and signed by its National President, Dr. […]

Senegal’s President Sall Goes into Quarantine Over COVID-19

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senegal’s President, Macky Sall, has quarantined himself after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. His office disclosed in a tweet on Thursday that the president tested negative but will self-isolate for two weeks as a precaution. Recall that a Senegalese lawmaker, Yeya Diallo, announced earlier […]

Ghanaian President Apologises to Nigeria Over Demolition Of Mission Building

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has sent apologies to President Muhammadu Buhari over the demolition of a building in the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana. Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. “The Ministry […]

Rawlings Tasks Ghanaians on COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Ghana’s President, Jerry John Rawlings, has cautioned Ghanaians not to let down their guard on the dangers of the Covid-19 virus till is over. Rawlings gave this warning when Ex-Private Ashiteye Hammond, a World War II vetera,  paid him a courtesy call. Rawlings said: “I don’t want to take any chances […]

AfDB: AU Rep, Raila Odinga, Asks Bank to Reject External Interference

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – AU High Representative, Raila Odinga, has rubbished calls for another investigation to be carried out against embattled African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina. Odinga, who is the Africa Union high representative for infrastructure development, in a statement on his facebook page stated that the Nigerian former minister of Agriculture has done […]

U.S. Calls for Adesina’s Probe At African Development Bank

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has called for an independent probe of the president of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, rejecting a move by the board to end its investigation. The secretary stated this in a letter and addressed to Niale Kaba, chairwoman of the bank’s board of governors, stressing […]

Ghana: Women League Boss Upset As Promising Player Gets Pregnant During Covid-19 Lockdown

By Emmanuel Adigwe, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hillary Boateng, Chairperson of Ghana’s Women Premier League Committee, has lamented the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, disclosing that a footballer with a promising future has gotten pregnant during the partial lockdown in the country. Boateng who was speaking to Accra-based radio station, Adom FM, stated that she […]

Ghana: 533 Workers Test Positive of COVID-19 in 1 Industrial Facility

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More than 500 workers at an industrial facility in Ghana have tested positive for the coronavirus, the country’s health service said, as total cases jumped by nearly 30 per cent in a single day. The health service did not name the facility, where it said in a statement that 533 out 1,300 […]

ECOWAS Commission Denies Ordering COVID-19 Organic Medication

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ECOWAS Commission has refuted a report that it, along with its health Institution, West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), has ordered COVID Organics (CVO) medicines. The Directorate of Communications, ECOWAS Commission, debunked the report   in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. According to the statement, the ECOWAS Commission and WAHO reiterate their commitments […]

President Gnassingbe Sworn-In in Togo Amid COVID-19 Fears

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe was inaugurated on Sunday at a ceremony that was minimised to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Some 200 guests – all wearing face masks and practicing social distancing – attended the ceremony. With borders closed, it was only attended by diplomats already in the country. The televised […]

Sierra Leone Pledges to Strengthen Trade Relations With Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sierra Leone has pledged to strengthen economic relations with Nigeria by investing in its mining sector. Dr Solomon Gembeh, High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on the sidelines of the commemoration of Sierra Leone’s 59th Independence Anniversary. […]

African Union Condemns Discrimination Against African Residents in Southern China

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African residents of the southern Chinese metropolis Guangzhou have complained that they are experiencing discrimination and being accused of spreading the coronavirus, triggering diplomatic tensions. People of African origin have been evicted from their homes at short notice, sent to stay in hotels, arbitrarily told to undergo virus tests or placed under 14-day […]

China’s Medical Supplies For 18 African Countries Arrive in Accra

 AFRICAN EXAMINER) – China’s medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived in Accra and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, and Liberia. The others are Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of […]

ECOWAS Sets Up Help Desks, Restricts Missions, Meetings To Combat Coronavirus

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – To fight the spread of the coronavirus disease in West Africa, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has directed the establishment of Committees on Coronavirus Management in all its institutions. It also placed stringent restriction on meetings and missions as well as cancelled all prior approvals for meetings or mission, […]

Gabon, Ghana Record First Cases Of Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gabon and Ghana have confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, also called Covid-19. In a statement issued early hours of Friday, Gabon’s government said its case was a 27-year-old Gabonese man who had returned from France on Sunday, March 8. On its own, Ghana’s Health Ministry said its two cases were people who […]

Coronavirus: ECOWAS Members State Strengthen Preparedness, Readiness

By Muyiwa Bamidele (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A two-day simulation exercise to strengthen regional preparedness and readiness capacities to Covid-19 epidemic in West Africa has commenced in Abuja, the Nigeria capital.  The objectives of the simulation exercise include test operational capacities of ERRRT to adequately respond in case the Covid-19 outbreak in case of immediate deployment; to Identify gaps and […]

ECOWAS Health Ministers Step up Measures to Tackle Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measures and response to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic in China, Ministers of Health in west Africa region have emphasized the urgency of the current situation as they  agreed on strategies for protecting the population of the region. Nigeria Minister of State for Health Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora made this […]

ECOWAS Sets Up Committee On Closure of Nigeria’s Land Borders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER0 – The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has constituted a committee, headed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso,  to study and make a full report on Nigeria’s land border closure with her neighbours. The decision to set up the committee was agreed Sunday night in Addis Ababa, […]

Gambia Police Clash With Protesters Demanding President Barrow’s Resignation

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Police fired tear gas in clashes with several thousand protesters demanding the resignation of Gambia’s President Adama Barrow on Sunday, an opposition leader told dpa. Demonstrators retaliated with stones and by burning tires in the streets of the capital Banjul, opposition coalition leader Abdou Njie said. The demonstrators are angry that Barrow […]

Nigeria Studying Adoption Of Eco As ECOWAS Common Currency, Says Finance Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government says it is studying the situation on change of West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) currency, Eco, to be used as ECOWAS single currency. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed,made this known in a statement by Yunusa Abdullahi, her Special Adviser, Media and […]

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