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3 Killed Near British Parliament in London Terrorist Attack

Picture caption: Police and paramedics rescuing those injured in Wednesday’s London Terrorist attack LONDON — Three people were killed and 20 others wounded Wednesday after a terrorist attack at Britain’s Parliament sent crowds of tourists and lawmakers fleeing for safety. The victims included a police officer stabbed at the House of Commons who died despite […]

Brexit: PM Theresa May to Make Official Declaration Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Kingdom UK Prime Minister Mrs.Theresa May will on Wednesday officially notify the European Union EU about her exit. In effect, May said she would write a letter to the EU’s 27 other members, indicating that she expected negotiations with them to begin as quickly as possible. The new move […]

Abductors Of Imo Magistrate Demand N20 Million Ransom

By Ignatius Okpara IMO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Abductors of Mrs. P. U. Adikibe – a serving female Magistrate in Imo State, South- East Nigeria, have demanded a N20 million ransom from her family before she could be set free from captivity. A family source who craved anonymity for fear of the unknown made this […]

French Security Operatives Kill Terrorist Suspect at Paris Airport

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A man suspected to be terrorist has been shot dead after making an attempt to seize a soldier’s weapon at Paris’s Orly airport. The 39-year-old who has been on the Police watch-list according to French officials was killed by the security forces after attacking a patrol in the airport’s south […]

Russian Agents Behind Yahoo Account Hack -US

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US Department of Justice has indicted two Russian spies over the theft of Yahoo user accounts. Previously, Yahoo alleged that state-sponsored” hackers were behind the 2014 breach which affected 500 million accounts. It was not immediately clear whether the charges, expected to be announced by the Justice Department later […]

Court Sacks South Korean Female President Over Corruption

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been forced out of the office. She is the country’s first democratically elected leader to be ousted from the office. Judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach the former President over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil. Consequently, […]

US Travel Ban: Trump Secretly Signs New Order; Removes Iraq from List

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. Iraq which was among the first seven affected Muslim countries has been removed from the list. Immigrants from Iraq with valid visas will now be allowed to enter the US. The […]

LafargeHolcim Alleges Rival Factory Funds Armed Group in Syria

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cement maker – LafargeHolcim has announced it has uncovered facts about a rival Lafarge factory in Syria which provides funding to local armed groups. LafargeHolcim said those in charge of the Jalabiya plant had taken “unacceptable” measures in order to keep the plant open and protect employees. It alleged that […]

Slain US Navy Commando’s Father Snubs Trump

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The father of a US Navy Seal killed in a raid in a suspected al-Qaeda compound in Yemen January Bill Owens said he refused to meet the US President Mr. Donald Trump when the son’s body arrived home. It would be recalled that the raid took place January 28, 2017. It was […]

Security Operatives Arrest More Suspects over Killing of North Korean Leader’s Half Brother

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Security operatives have arrested two more suspects in connection with the death of the North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia. A female Indonesian suspect and a Malaysian man perceived to be her boyfriend were both arrested and detained Thursday. Also, a woman travelling on a Vietnamese passport […]

Trump Slams US Intelligence, Media over Document Leaks

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After the resignation of his National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn and demand by prominent Republicans, US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the country’s intelligence community and media after the latest reports of contacts between members of his team and Russia. Consequently, Trump has accused the National Security Agency (NSA) […]

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 […]

Trump’s National Security Adviser Resigns Amid Russian Controversy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following widespread reports he had misled Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russia. In his resignation letter, Flynn, a retired Army general, acknowledged late Monday he had “inadvertently briefed” Pence and others with “incomplete information” regarding his phone […]

Trump Loses as US Appeals Court Okays Suspension of his Immigration Ban

A federal appeals court Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. The three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco unanimously declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the United States. “We […]

Trump’s Ban Order: Disney Warns against US-China Trade War

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following drop in its sales, Walt Disney’s Chief Executive, Bob Iger has warned against a trade war between the US and China, alarming the trend would spell doom for business. The warning was against the background of the policies being pursued by US President Donald Trump which could set off […]

Court Convicts Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny over Embezzlement

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Russian main opposition leader, Mr. Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement. Local media report that the judge was still reading the verdict in the city of Kirov, still, yet, it was clear that Mr. Navalny had been convicted. In the event that a suspended sentence was pronounced, […]

Prominent Democrats Oppose Neil Gorsuch For Apex Court Appointment

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prominent Democrats have strongly opposed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the vacant position in the Supreme Court. Mr. Trump named the Colorado appeals court judge on Tuesday to replace the late Antonin Scalia. Still, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer expressed reservation and said he had “very serious […]

Stalemate As Democrat Senators Shun Confirmation Votes Of Trump Cabinet’s Nominees

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Democrats on the US Senate Finance Committee have opted out of votes for two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees, forcing a postponement of the exercise. The Lawmakers said they wanted more information especially on the financial activities of health nominee Tom Price and his treasury counterpart, Stephen Mnuchin. Other […]

Austria Hints on Plan to Ban Use of Full–Face Veils – Niqab

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Austria’s ruling coalition is set to prohibit the use of full-face veils (Niqab) in public spaces such as courts and schools. It is similarly considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols. The new measures are seen as an attempt to counter the […]

Terrorism: 6 Killed, 8 Injured in Canada’s Mosque Shooting

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than six people have been killed and another eight wounded, Sunday night, during a suspected terrorist shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, according to police. The Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre (mosque) had over 50 people who had gathered for evening prayers. A suspect was arrested at the […]

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