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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 […]

Sudan Accuses Foreign Aid Agencies of Violating its Airspace, Issues Strong Warning

Sudan’s military has accused foreign aid agencies of violating its airspace, and has said it will “firmly deal” with them, the AFP news agency reports. A cargo plane flying for “international and regional NGOs” breached Sudan’s airspace on 17 and 20 May, a military statement quoted by AFP says. “Sudan’s army warns that any aircraft that violates […]

EgyptAir Crash: Signal from Emergency Beacon ‘Detected’

Search teams looking for the flight recorders of the EgyptAir plane have picked up a radio signal from an emergency locator transmitter, Egyptian investigators say. This could help to narrow the search area for the “black boxes” to a 5km (3 mile) radius in the Mediterranean Sea. A deep-water operation will start in the coming […]

30 Die, 77 Rescue As Another Migrants Boat Sinks Into Mediterranean Sea

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 30 migrants have died, while 77 were rescued by EU naval units, after another boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast. The alert about the latest accident was raised by a Luxembourg reconnaissance plane which saw the sinking boat. After, ships from an EU task […]

EgyptAir Plane Wreckage Found in Mediterranean

Egypt found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel the mystery of why it swerved and plummeted into the sea. Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt’s coastal […]

Tunisian Police Raid Two Suspected Terror Hideouts

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police raids on suspected terrorist hideouts in Tunisia left four officers and at least two suspects dead Wednesday. Police stormed a terror cell north of Tunis where a number of militants from across the country had gathered to plan what the police called “synchronized attacks.” Two militants were killed and […]

Djibouti President Sworn In for Fourth Term

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh was sworn in for a fourth term in office Sunday in a ceremony attended by several regional heads of states and dignitaries. Guelleh took the oath of office at his presidential residence in the capital, Djibouti City. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, Somali President Hassan […]

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