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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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ECOWAS Experts Meet On Implementation Of Regional ECOVISA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Experts on visa issues from the ECOWAS member states have met on the deployment of the regional visa (ECOVISA) aimed at facilitating the seamless movement of citizens of West African states within the region. The Directorate of Communications in the ECOWAS Commission disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. The experts held […]

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Gambia Leader in Isolation After VP Tests Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow, has gone into self-isolation after his vice-president tested positive for coronavirus. President Barrow will isolate for two weeks. A statement from the country’s State House said Vice-President Isatou Touray had tested positive for the virus. Ms Touray said she was in “good spirits and will be going […]

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Mali Crisis: Again, Buhari, ECOWAS Leaders Hold Extra-ordinary Virtual Meeting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER – ) President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday joined other sub-regional leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in an extra-ordinary  virtual meeting to mitigate the political crisis in Mali.  The meeting was summoned in line with the outcome of Thursday’s meeting of the ECOWAS leaders in Bamako, Mali. The Chairman […]

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Ex-President Jonathan Meets With Buhari Behind Closed Door

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday held a closed door meeting with his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan at the State House, Abuja. The agenda of the meeting was not immediately known, (as at the time of filing this report). However, it was learnt that the former President’s visit was meant to update Buhari on his […]

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Ghana’s Chief Justice Self Isolates Over COVID-19

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Justice of Ghana, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, has gone into self-isolation according to reports and he becomes the latest high-profile personality in Ghana to do so. In a statement signed by the Judicial Secretary, Cynthia Pamela Addo, which revealed that upon the advice of his doctors, the Justice took […]

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Ghana Health Minister Recovers from COVID-19, Returns to Work

By Nwa Dikopa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Health minister of Ghana, Mr. Agyeman-Manu, who tested positive for coronavirus weeks ago has now recovered and resumed official duties. This was disclosed by the Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, who stated that his boss recently inspected a hospital project in Accra. “Once he has been […]

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Ghana Opposition Picks First Female VP Candidate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana’s main opposition has announced a female candidate as a vice-presidential candidate for the first time. Naana Opoku Agyeman will join forces with former president John Dramani Mahama as he attempts a comeback in December’s election. Prof Opoku Agyeman is a former education minister and a former vice-chancellor of the University of […]

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