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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 […]

ECOWAS Ministers Focus On Financing Action-Plan To Combat Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Financing action plans to combat terrorism ravaging ECOWAS Member States has been listed as top agenda among other matters to be discussed during the 83rd Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Council of Ministers. Mr Kalla Ankouroa, Chairman of the Council and Niger Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja, […]

Border Closure: Nigeria Say Benin Republic Unrepentant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has accused the Republic of Benin of being recalcitrant in its importation of prohibited goods for ultimate dumping into Nigeria’s market in spite the partial border closure order. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the accusation when he featured on a “TV Continental”, live Programme, […]

U.S. Warns Citizens Not to Travel To Burkina Faso

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. has raised its travel advisory for Burkina Faso to level 4, advising citizens not to travel to the country “due to terrorism, crime, and kidnapping”. In an advisory, the State Department said it had ordered all family members of U.S. government employees not of age to leave the West African […]

African Swine Fever Breaks Out In Sierra Leone

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation on Wednesday warned the public against eating of dead pigs following the recent outbreak of suspected African Swine Fever in four communities of its capital, Freetown. Mohamed Vandi, the Director, Directorate of Health Security and Emergencies in the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation, while […]

University Of Ghana Denies Sex For Grades Among Lecturers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The University of Ghana, one of the most prestigious universities in the West African country, has refuted an alleged sex scandal. According to the university, there is no evidence showing that some lecturers have slept with students to give them better grades. This came after two of the university’s profound lecturers, Ransford […]

Buhari In Ouagadougou For ECOWAS Summit On Counter-Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to attend the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on Counter Terrosism. A statement from the Media office of the State House, Abuja, said the President was received on arrival at the Ouagadougou International Airport by President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso, on […]

Cote’I Voire Appoints Minister to Work For Adesina’s Re-election As AfDB President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB). Quattara said this at the first Council of Ministers of the country’s new government team on Friday. He explained […]

German Foreign Minister Visits Ebola-Hit Area in Congo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, was scheduled to tour areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus in Congo on Wednesday, during the second leg of his two-country Africa trip. Maas will meet UN Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator, David Gressly in the eastern city of Goma, near the border with Rwanda, to discuss […]

Burkina Faso Leader Tasks ECOWAS On Anti-Corruption

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Christophe Dabire, the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso on Thursday says corruption is a phenomenon that must be curbed for the sustenance of development in the region. Dabire said this when the ECOWAS Delegation on Joint Committee on Political Affairs, Peace, Security and APRM, Gender, Women Empowerment, Social Protection, Legal and […]

Customs Destroy Poisonous Imported Cow Hides At Seme Border

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday burnt the intercepted poisonous animal skin popularly known as “Ponmo” (cow hides) imported into Nigeria. The Customs Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Muhammad Garba, led the team of Joint Border Agencies to the site where the animal skins were destroyed […]

Rwanda, Senegal and DRC Presidents to Speak at Annual Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum

…Over 5,000 Participants, 40 Speakers Expected at the Forum (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s champion of entrepreneurship, has announced the line-up of speakers and activities for the 5th Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs and the African entrepreneurship ecosystem. For the Forum’s Presidential Dialogue, […]

UBA: Leaders Emphasise Importance of History to African Development

Photo Caption: L-R: Chairman of Ghana’s Convention People’s Party:  Ms Samia Nkrumah; Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; Group Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu; Guinean Historian and Playwright, Professor, Djibril Tamsir Niane; Afro musician, Mr. Femi Kuti; and Legal Practitioner and Moderator, Ms. Ayo Obe at UBA’s Africa’s day event in Lagos. —————————————————– (AFRICAN EXAMINER) […]

Cameroonian Envoy Seeks Unity, Peace Among Compatriots

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Consul- General of the Cameroon in Nigeria, Mrs Bessem Manga, has called on her compatriots at home and abroad to close ranks and embrace peace for the emancipation of their country. Manga made the call late on Monday in a speech to mark the 47th Edition of the National Day of Cameroon […]

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