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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Burkina Faso President Kabore Begins Second Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso was on Monday inaugurated for the second five-year term after winning the November 22 presidential election. “I swear before the people of Burkina Faso and on my honour, to preserve, respect, enforce the constitution and laws to do everything possible to ensure justice for […]

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Nigeria To Publish Passport Details Of Travellers Who Evaded COVID-19 Test

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has stated that it will soon publish the passport numbers of 100 travellers who refused to do the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning to the country. The African Examiner recalls that travellers are mandated to run the test seven days after their arrival. At its […]

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Ghana Police Arrests Opposition Party Supporters For ‘Unlawful’ Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ghana police on Thursday arrested 26 supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who were protesting near the offices of the Electoral Commission (EC) in Accra against results of the 7 December, 2020, general elections. A large number of the protesters occupied major streets leading to the EC’s head office, […]

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Group Raises Hope On Africa’s Health Security

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) has announced its plan to launch a new initiative aimed at strengthening health security and resilience in Africa. CCA is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa. It also serves as a neutral, trusted intermediary connecting member firms with the essential […]

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Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo Wins Re-Election As Opposition Kicks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ghanaian electoral commission on Wednesday declared incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the country’s presidential election. The 76-year-old Akufo-Addo from the center-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) beat his opponent and predecessor John Dramani Mahama of the center-left National Democratic Congress (NDC) with 51.59% of the vote. It is expected that […]

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ECOWAS Sends 125 Observers To Monitor Ghana Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Monday it had deployed a 125-member mission to Ghana to observe the presidential and parliamentary elections. Polls across the Western African country opened on Monday morning. “A 125-member ECOWAS Observer Mission has arrived in Ghana to observe the presidential and parliamentary elections, […]

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