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Niger Say 44 People Killed, Many Houses Destroyed in Floods

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 44 people have been killed in floods caused by torrential rains this season in Niger. Director General of Civil Protection and Disasters Colonel Aboubacar Bako said flooding has destroyed hundreds of homes since June near Niamey. The United Nations warned in May that 106,000 people could be at risk of […]

2 Moroccan Peacekeepers Killed in Central African Republic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says two Moroccan peacekeepers have been killed in a southeastern town where another Moroccan was killed Sunday. A statement says the two peacekeepers were killed by suspected anti-Balaka militia while another peacekeeper was injured. They had been restocking water for the town’s humanitarian needs […]

UAE Not Responsibility For Qatar’s News Agency Hacking –Minister

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied it was responsible for the alleged hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Monday that the media allegation was “untrue”. Gargash reiterated that the UAE and five other Arab nations had not […]

Niger Army Rescues 92 Migrants in Sahara Desert

Troops in northern Niger have rescued nearly 100 migrants who were on the brink of death in the Sahara Desert, an army statement has said. Traffickers abandoned the group, which included women and children, without water and food, it added. One child is reported to have died, but there is no confirmation of this. The […]

Kabul Bombing Kills at Least 80, Shaking City Center

AFRICAN EXAMINER — A truck bombing near the Afghan presidential palace early Wednesday killed at least 80 people and wounded hundreds, officials said. The death toll seemed certain to rise, and the attack appeared to be one of the bloodiest of the long Afghan war. The huge blast during the morning rush hour caused panic […]

Terrorism: Gunmen Kill about 28 in Attack on Christians in Egypt

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tragedy occurred in  central Egypt Friday morning after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt killing about 28 people and injuring several of them. The Egypt tragedy occurred in Minya province, about 220km (140 miles) south of the capital Cairo, the Egypt’s capital, as the […]

UN Increases Appeal for South Sudan Aid

The United Nations has increased its appeal for aid to help South Sudanese refugees, calling for at least $1.4 billion to provide food, water, and health services. “Bitter conflict and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in South Sudan are driving people from their homes in record numbers,” said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. A U.N. […]

Sudan Summons US Diplomat Over Travel Ban

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States’ chief diplomat in Sudan has been summoned to the country’s foreign ministry in protest over the 90-day travel ban imposed on Sudanese travelling to the US, Reuters news agency reports. Sudan is among six majority Muslim countries to be included in the revised list issued earlier this week. Somalia […]

SPECIAL REPORT: South Sudan Groan under Second Ravaging Famine

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A full blown famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first ever to be announced in any part of the world in the last six years. South Sudan government and the United Nations (UN) confirmed that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the […]

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Half Brother Killed in Malaysia

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, has reportedly been killed with poison in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. According Malaysian police, a North Korean man who they identified as “Kim Chol”, instead of Kim Jong-nam, was waiting at the airport for a flight to Macau Monday but […]

28 Killed, Over 50 Injured in Baghdad Twin Bomb Attack

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 28 people were killed, while over 50 injured Saturday, in a twin bomb which erupted in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital. The explosions which responsibility has been claimed by the so-called (IS), occurred one after another in the busy al-Sinak market. More than 50 people were injured. Many of the […]

Italian Police Kill Berlin Attack Suspect

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Berlin market attack suspect, Anis Amri, has been shot dead by police in Milan. Italy’s Interior Minister Marco Minniti confirmed that the man who opened fire on police, who asked him for ID during a routine patrol in the Sesto San Giovanni area in the early hours of Friday, was […]

70 Killed in IS Bomb Attack in Iraq

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 70 Shia pilgrims were Thursday killed in a truck bomb attack at a road block in Iraq. The eruption occurred at a gas station and restaurant near al-Hilla, some 100km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital. Officials said the road stop was full of people returning […]

World Leaders React To Trump’s Electoral Victory

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More world leaders have reacted to the US President-elect, Mr. Donald Trump’s victory. Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump in a telegram. The Foreign Ministry said that China was hoping to work with the new US government to boost bilateral relations. “US China trade relations are mutually beneficial. […]

Hundreds Feared Dead As Egypt Migrant Boat Capsize

Survivors from a boat which capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday have told the BBC that hundreds of people may have drowned. The boat was carrying between 450 and 600 migrants when it capsized eight miles (12km) off the coast, they say. The numbers have not been confirmed. Authorities say they have rescued 163 […]

Niger Bans Export of Donkeys as Demand from Asia Rises

Niger has banned the export of donkeys, warning that a three-fold increase in trade, mainly to Asian countries, is threatening its donkey population. “If the export continues the animals will be decimated,” a government official has told the BBC. China imports many donkey hides, using the gelatin in medicinal tonics, aphrodisiacs and anti-ageing creams. In […]

Rivers Group Warns Sylva Against ‘Deadly’ Media Attacks On Justice Odili

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A socio-cultural group, Rivers Truth Movement, has accused a former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, as the mastermind of the “deadly media attacks” on Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court which it claimed was politically motivated. The group has, however, warned Sylva to desist or face the wrath […]

Egypt Convict Former Auditor of Spreading False News

Egypt’s former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has been given a prison sentence for spreading “false news”. Hisham Geneina was fired in March by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi after estimating corruption had cost Egypt $67.6bn (£51.3bn) over four years. He was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $2,200 but […]

Morocco Moves to Rejoin African Union After 32 Years

Morocco has formally announced its wish to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after leaving the organisation. In a message to the AU summit in Rwanda, the Moroccan King Mohammed VI said the time had come for his country to retake its place within its institutional family. Morocco left the AU in 1984, after the […]

EgyptAir crash: Recorder shows pilots ‘battled fire’

Pilots of the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May battled to extinguish a fire, the cockpit voice recorder reportedly shows. The data, revealed by sources close to the investigation but not yet made public, backs up evidence from the flight recorder of smoke in the cabin. Recovered wreckage also showed signs […]

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