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ECW Announces New $1.2m Education Grant For Children With Disabilities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced a new $1.2 million grant to enhance education opportunities for children and adolescents with disabilities. Around the world, children and adolescents with disabilities are 49 percent more likely to have never attended school – […]

Nordic Development Fund Raise Financial Support To Boost Urbanization In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a bid to further strengthen its partnership with African Development Bank (AfDB), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced a significant increase in its financial support for urban city development in Africa. This is coming at the heels of the rapidly growing cities that bear the brunt of the impact of […]

ADF Project Creates Jobs For Thousands Of Young People In Malawi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- A project funded by the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, has helped in creating thousands of jobs for youth in Malawi. The Jobs for Youth in Malawi project which was implemented between 2017 and 2022, has also empowered the young Malawians who gained […]

TikTok CEO To Testify Before US Congress In March

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify in March to US lawmakers in Washington where the Chinese social media app faces accusations that it is beholden to the Communist Party in Beijing. TikTok, whose parent company ByteDance is Chinese, is fighting for its survival in the United States with rising calls from […]

47 Dead, 150 Injured In Pakistan Mosque Blast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police officers were among at least 47 killed and 150 wounded in a blast at a mosque inside a highly sensitive Pakistan police headquarters, prompting the government to put the country on high alert. The attack happened during afternoon worship in the provincial capital of Peshawar, close to former tribal areas along […]

New Empowerment Initiative Trains African Scientists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 11 doctorate-level scientists from Africa are currently being trained on cutting-edge technology to adapt agriculture to climate change. Climate change is making it harder to grow enough nutritious food, but this first-of-its-kind course is aimed at harnessing a result-oriented breeding tool to adapt agriculture to new threats. The training […]

American NGO Reaffirms Commitment To Clean Water In Western Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Water Project, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), based in the United States of America (USA), has reaffirmed its commitment to building sustainable water projects aimed at bringing clean, safe, and reliable water to the communities of Vihiga County in Western Kenya. The non-profit organization, which has a regional headquarters in Kakamega, Kenya, […]

UN Body Raise Hope World’s Most Vulnerable Children

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of its High-Level Financing Conference which comes up in Geneva, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), has reassured that the event will impact positively on the plight of the vulnerable children across the world. ECW is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. It works through the multilateral […]

Biden Orders US Flags Lowered For California Shooting Victims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Joe Biden on Sunday ordered all US flags at public buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Monterey Park, California. Biden directed that flags be lowered until sunset on January 26 “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts […]

US Vows To Deny Visas To Any Who Incites Violence During Nigeria General  Election 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US government has stated that it does not have a preferred candidate in Nigeria’s general election.  Will Stevens, the United States consul general, made this known during a town hall meeting organised by the Niger-Delta Open Observatory (NOGO), in Asaba, the capital of Delta, on Saturday.  Stevens also cautioned that the […]

Ukraine Interior Minister, 16 Others Die As Plane Crashes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sixteen people, including two children and Ukraine’s interior minister, have been declared dead after a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten outside the capital Kyiv, officials said on Wednesday. “In total, 16 people are currently known to have died,” the head of national police, Igor Klymenko, said. Among those who died are several […]

China’s Population Shrinks For First Time In More Than 60 Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – China’s population shrank last year for the first time in more than six decades, official data showed Tuesday, as the birth rate slows in the face of mounting financial pressures and shifting social attitudes. The world’s most populous country is facing a looming demographic crisis as its workforce ages, which analysts warn […]

Ukraine Missile Toll Rises To 40 As Russia Denies Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The toll from a devastating strike on the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro rose to 40 on Monday, as more bodies were pulled from the debris of one of Russia’s deadliest attacks since its invasion. Kyiv has called for more weapons to defend itself and at the weekend received pledges of British […]

US Flights Resume After System Outage Grounds Operation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Flights from the United States were disrupted after a major system failure in the early hours of Wednesday prompted the government to ground all flights in the country. The system glitch, which caused adjustments to flight operations, was due to an overnight outage to the Notice to Air Missions system that provides […]

System Outage Halts Flights Across US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US Federal Aviation Authority ordered a temporary halt to all domestic flight departures Wednesday, after a major system outage that disrupted air traffic across the country. Airlines and airports were left scrambling with news of the nationwide pause, as the White House said there was no immediate evidence of a cyberattack. […]

World Bank Downgrades 2023 Global Growth Forecast To 1.7%

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global economic growth was projected to slow to 1.7 per cent in 2023, 1.3 percentage points below the forecast made in June last year. Marking its third-weakest pace in nearly three decades, the World Bank Group said in its latest Global Economic Prospects release. Given such adverse shocks as high inflation, rising […]

COVID-19: WHO Allays Fears As XBB.1.5 Variant Spreads To Europe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Hans Kluge, head of the World Health Organisation for Europe, says the ongoing COVID-19 surge in China is not expected to significantly impact the European region. Kluge, in a statement on Tuesday, explained that this was because the two variants circulating in China were already present in European countries, according to […]

Dokpesi Released After ‘Incident’ At London Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The founder of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has been released after an “incident” which led to his delay at the London Heathrow airport on Sunday January 8, 2022. This was contained in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Monday morning by the DAAR Communications management. Giving details […]

22 Die From Heart Attacks In India’s Uttar Pradesh Amid Cold Wave Shock

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Officials on Friday said at least 22 people had died from heart attacks in one single day amid cold wave conditions in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The deaths were reported in Kanpur, about 88 km west of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. According to data released by […]

Multiple Explosions Hit Kyiv On New Year’s Eve

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Several blasts shook Kyiv on Saturday afternoon with air raid sirens sounding in the Ukrainian capital. At least ten explosions were heard in the city, according to AFP, with local authorities announcing an air raid alert and urging residents to go to shelters. The strikes targeted several regions of Ukraine, including the […]

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