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Nigeria To Reopen Its Land Border Soon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has stated that the country’s land borders may be reopened soon. African Examiner reports that the borders have been closed since August 2019. However, Ahmed, while speaking with State House correspondents on Wednesday disclosed that the presidential committee set up on the […]

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Mali Workers Begin 72-Hour Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Union of Workers of Mali (UNTM), the largest trade union in the country, is observing a 72-hour strike started on Wednesday, after the failure of negotiations with the government, the general-secretary, Yacouba Katilé, has announced. “The UNTM waited for the government for more than 10 days to find a common […]

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BREAKING: Jerry Rawlings, Ghana’s Ex-president, Dies Of COVID-19

Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings has died at the age of 73. According to reports from Ghana, the former president died in hospital in the capital, Accra, after a short illness. He died of COVID-19 complications African Examiner writes that Rawlings ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001 He led two coups, first in 1979, […]

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Nigerian Traders In Ghana Beg For Evacuation To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Nigerian traders in Ghana on Wednesday called on the Nigerian government to evacuate them from Ghana. The traders, in a Save-Our-Soul letter delivered to the Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said they were seeking a secure and peaceful return to Nigeria. In a statement signed by Gabriel […]

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Clashes Over Cattle Leave 16 Civilians Dead In South Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bona Panek Biar, governor of Warrap on Wednesday said 16 civilians were killed and scores wounded in South Sudan’s northern Warrap region following clashes over cattle. Biar disclosed that the civilians were killed during clashes over cattle that erupted from Sunday until Tuesday between the Jalwau and Luanyjang clans of the Dinka […]

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#EndSARS: Police Commission Urges Restraint To Avert Anarchy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the level of destructions visited on innocent Nigerians, public facilities and businesses in the country by miscreants that hijacked the #EndSAR protests, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has called for restraint. The commission warned that any attempt to force the country into a state of lawlessness will be an ill […]

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6 Feared Dead, Many Injured As Soldiers Open Fire At Lagos EndSARS Protesters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Heavy gunshots were heard at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos State on Tuesday as soldiers reportedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters. Six persons were feared dead in the attack while many injured victims have been rushed to nearby hospitals. An eyewitness, Samuel Ajani, said many protesters were injured. Ajani noted that […]

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ECOWAS Threatens Total Embargo If Mali Refuses to Meet Its Transition Demands

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali’s National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the country’s current governing body set up by mutinous soldiers, had been given one week to meet the  demands of ECOWAS to avoid a total embargo, said CNSP’s spokesperson on Thursday. “The CNSP has been given a week to comply with their […]

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AfDB Supports AU’s COVID-19 Response With $27.33m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) ­- The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved $27.33 million in grants to boost the African Union’s (AU) efforts to mobilize a continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank’s Board of Directors approval of the grants is sequel to a meeting of the extended Bureau of the Conference of Heads […]

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Hostility: Ghana Extends Olive Branch to Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the riot act read by the Federal Government to hostility towards Nigerians in Ghana, the Ghanaian authorities has extended the olive branch, promising commitment to warm relations with Nigeria. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ghanaian authority said it would engage the Federal Government of Nigeria with a view to […]

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BREAKING: Ousted Mali’s President Regains Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINR) – Mali’s new military rulers said that former president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who had been detained since the country’s coup on August 18, had been freed. The junta, which calls itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), said on Facebook it was “informing public and international opinion that former […]

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Mali Transition Must Be Quick, France Military Action to Continue –French Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – France’s Foreign Minister said on Thursday the transition in Mali needs to be quick, but that the coup d’etat in the country would not stop French military operations targeting militants. The leaders of the military coup that ousted President Ibrahim Keita in Mali on Aug. 18 have told a delegation of West […]

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Cote d’Ivoire President Applies To Run For Third Term Amid Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara on Monday submitted his application to run for a third term after more protests by opponents who say the constitution forbids him to contest the October election. Over the weekend several shops and a timber truck were torched during ethnic violence between Ouattara supporters and opposition in […]

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Mali Military Junta Wants 3-Year Rule, Agrees to Free Detained President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has agreed to release the ousted president, a source in a visiting West African delegation and the rebel soldiers said Sunday. Last week’s coup — Mali’s second in eight years — followed months of […]

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Bomb Explosion Kills 4 Soldiers In Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Days after military officers in Mali seized power from President Ibrahim Keita, four soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion in the centre of the country. The AFP, quoting a military source, reports that an explosive device detonated when a vehicle conveying some of the military junta reached Koro, a borderline town […]

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Mali Coup: Detained President May Be Deported to Senegal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) The new Malian authorities, who came to power after the recent coup, are discussing with Senegal the possible deportation of detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to Senegal, a Malian military source told Sputnik. “There are talks with Senegal on his (Keita’s) deportation (to Senegal)” the source said on late Thursday. The coup began […]

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ECOWAS Suspends Mali, Imposes Economic Sanctions

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended Mali membership after the arrest of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister, Boubou Cisse. This development is coming amid jubilation in Mali after soldiers detained the president and the Prime Minister. In a statement on Tuesday, ECOWAS also […]

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Again, Buhari, Jonathan Meet Over Mali; Reject Call For Keita’s Resignation

Photo: President Buhari Receives Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan And ECOWAS Delegation On  Mali Crisis. Credit: @Sundayaghaeze By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has rejected the call by the Republic of Mali’s main opposition, M5 to President Ibrahim Keita to resign and vacate office. A former President and Special […]

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Muslim Group, MURIC, Denies Collecting $200,000 From ISWAP

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lagos based human rights group – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has decried the allegation by the Sahara Strategy Group (SSG), on collection of the sum of $200,000 from a terrorist group – the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP). MURIC while speaking through its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola described […]

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Ghana’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 40,000 With Over 200 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana has confirmed 455 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total case count to 40,097 on Friday, the latest update from the Ghana Health Service said. The total recovered and discharged cases increased to 36, 638, as officials discharged 254 more patients who had completed their period of treatment. Seven […]

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