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EU Approves Over €181m Humanitarian Aid For West, Central Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) has announced that it has allocated €181.5 million humanitarian aid for West and Central Africa this year. This is coming at the heels of the region’s protracted crises driven by conflict and worsened by other factors such as climate change and the global spike in food prices. One […]

Africa’s Youth Population Are Innovation Enthusiasts – Urama

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Acting Chief Economist of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Kevin Urama has harped on the need to effectively maximize the enormous advantages of Africa’s huge youth population, saying that they are innovation enthusiasts. Urama made the observation during a recent meeting between AfDB delegation and Swiss ambassadors in the West Africa region, […]

Gambia Arrest Five Soldiers Over Alleged Coup Plot

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Government of Gambia has arrested five soldiers over an alleged coup plot, the government said. The arrests made between Wednesday and Thursday followed intelligence reports received by the government that some soldiers of the Gambian army were plotting to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Adama Barrow. A statement from […]

Côte d’Ivoire Prime Minister Urges Support For Private Sector On Renewable Energy Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Patrick Achi has urged the coalition of public development banks to do more to support the private sector and for the development of renewable energy. The prime minister gave the charge in his opening remarks at the ongoing third edition of Finance in Common Summit (FICS) in […]

Mali Threatens To Defend Against French Sovereignty Violations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali’s foreign affairs minister on Tuesday said the military government would exercise its right to self-defence if France continued to undermine the West African country’s sovereignty and national security. Speaking at a United Nations Security Council briefing on Mali in New York, Minister Abdoulaye Diop repeated allegations that France had violated its […]

Abidjan Agog As Finance In Common Summit Kicks Off Today

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Abidjan the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire is buzzing with activities as stakeholders and representatives of Public Development Banks (PDBs) from around the world converge for the kick- off of this year’s edition of Finance in Common Summit (FICS) today. The FICS is the global network of all PDBs, which aims to […]

ADF Approves Over $10m To Boost Electricity Access In Côte d’Ivoire

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional financing window of the African Development Bank Group has approved $10.53 million in financial support to Côte d’Ivoire for the implementation of its rural electrification programme. Established in 1972, the ADF became operational in 1974. Administered by the AfDB, it comprises, till date, 32 contributing countries […]

AfDB’s Project Strengthens Judiciary In Guinea-Bissau

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Things are currently looking up for lawyers and judicial officials in Guinea-Bissau, courtesy of a project supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The AfDB’s project has helped improve the quality of training for judicial actors, including lawyers in the West African nation. Notably, it also contributed to an increase in the […]

Mali Players Apologise For Fighting At FIBA Women’s World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two Mali basket ballers who were filmed fighting with each other at the FIBA Women’s World Cup have apologized, saying they were frustrated after their team were eliminated from the tournament. The fight was between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou. It broke out as Serbia’s Sasa Cado was being interviewed in […]

Guinea Ex-Ruler Camara, Others Face Trial For Alleged Massacre Of Protesters In 2009

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The trial of Guinea former military ruler, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara and 10 others from the Guinean security forces, for the alleged massacre and rape of protesters in 2009 started on Wednesday. Camara and others are facing trial for the alleged massacre of over 150 people and the rape of at least […]

Senegal Secures Over €28m Loan From AfDB For Road Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senegalese Government has secured a €28.88 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the rehabilitation of the road and transport network linking six municipalities in the country. The target areas are Yeumbel Nord (Dakar suburbs), Keur Massar and Guédiawaye (Dakar region), Thiès (West), Kaolack (Centre-West) and Saint-Louis (North-West). Road […]

Mali, AfDB Join Forces To Accelerate Implementation Of Anti-poverty Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Mali and the African Development Bank (AfDB), have agreed to accelerate ongoing country projects that aim to reduce poverty. This is coming at the heels of a high-level AfDB mission to the West African nation, which ended on 16th September. A delegation of the bank staff and the Malian […]

John Kerry Travels To Nigeria, Kenya On Climate Action

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry will travel to Nigeria and Senegal to engage in discussions with government counterparts and the private sector regarding strengthening climate action and the upcoming 27th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The special presidential envoy will arrive Abuja […]

Niger Moves To End Prostitution

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kaltum Rufa’i, Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, says the government is determined to end the activities of commercial sex workers in the state. Rufa’i, in an interview, noted that there were state laws against such activity. She added that the government would investigate the report […]

Gambia Probes Link Between Child Deaths, Paracetamol Syrup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gambia’s government is investigating whether the deaths of dozens of young children from kidney failure in recent months are linked to a paracetamol syrup, the head of the country’s health service said on Thursday. A spike in cases of acute kidney injury among children under the age of five was detected in […]

Mali Appoints Government Spokesman Abdoulaye Maiga As Interim PM

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali has appointed an interim prime minister to act in place of leader Choguel Maiga, who is resting amid media reports he had been hospitalised. Col. Abdoulaye Maiga, currently government spokesman and minister of territorial administration, is the new acting prime minister, a government statement said. Earlier this month, Paris-based Jeune Afrique […]

Peacekeeping Troop Rotations Resume In Mali – UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The rotation of peacekeeping troops in and out of Mali has resumed after a month’s suspension by the Malian government, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. The rotations began Monday with a contingent from Bangladesh, said Stephane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. No fewer than 400 soldiers from Senegal […]

Buhari Congratulates William Ruto On Election As Kenyan President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of Kenya, William Ruto, on his victory in the general elections The President also commended the people of Kenya for the peaceful and transparent outcome of the elections, which once again demonstrated that the democratic process, values and principles remain the best way for the […]

Paradigm Initiative Slams Sierra Leonian Govt Over Internet Shutdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline Pan-African social enterprise, Paradigm Initiative (PIN) has chided the Government of Sierra Leone over its recent shutdown of the internet in the West African nation, following political protests that erupted. PIN essentially builds ICT-enabled support systems and advocates for digital rights to improve the livelihoods of under-served young Africans. The […]

6 Police Officers Killed In Sierra Leone Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Six police officers were killed in anti-government protests in northern and western Sierra Leone on Wednesday, the head of police said on Thursday. Two officers were killed in the capital, Freetown, three in the northern town of Kamakwie and one in the northern city of Makeni, police inspector general William Fayia Sellu […]

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