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Trump Meets Rival Russian President Vladimir Putin

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Mr. Donald Trump has admitted getting on with Russia is “a good thing, not a bad thing”. Trump made this assertion at the start of his first summit with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Trump affirmed he hoped for an “extraordinary relationship” as he met in Helsinki, Finland with […]

Whatsapp Announces New ‘Forward’ Feature to Combat Fake News

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Trending social media platform WhatsApp has announced the launch of a new feature globally. The new characteristic will highlight when a message has been forwarded and not composed by the sender. The platform announced the development Tuesday through its official blog following calls from various parts of the world, including India, to […]

Migrants’ Rescue Boat Arrives Spain After Rejection By Italy, Malta

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Humanitarian rescue boat, which carried 60 migrants rescued off Libya, docked in Barcelona on Wednesday. The boat was docked after being turned away by Malta and Italy, in the latest example of European divisions on immigration. Spain’s new Socialist Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, had offered, for the second time in a […]

Leftist, López Obrador Elected New Mexico’s President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has won Mexico’s Presidential election. In his victory speech, Obrador said: “profound change”  adding “we will pursue a relationship of friendship and co-operation with the United States, always rooted in mutual respect and in the defence of our fellow Mexicans who live and work honourably in […]

Maryland: 5 Killed, Several Injured in Attack on Annapolis Newspaper Building

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) No fewer than five people were killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire inside the building that houses the Capital Gazette. Police confirmed there were five fatalities in the shooting and that the suspect was armed with a shotgun. According to police, first shots were reported at 2:40 p.m. after […]

U.S. Withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The U.S. on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel.” U.S. envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, who announced her country’s decision in Washington, slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting U.S. efforts to reform the council. She also […]

Jailed Russian Pilot, Yaroshenko Transferred to Another U.S. Prison

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Jailed Russian Pilot, Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year prison term in the U.S. State of New Jersey, is being transferred to another facility. The Russian Embassy in the United States stated this in a statement on Wednesday. “According to the Embassy’s information, Russian citizen K.V. Yaroshenko, unfairly sentenced in the […]

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Dies in Apparent Suicide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric […]

Saudi Arabia Begin Issuing Driving Licences to Women

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Saudi Arabia on Monday began issuing its first driving licences to women in decades, state media reported. “The first group of women today received their Saudi driving licences,’’ the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. “The general directorate of traffic started replacing international driving licences recognised in the kingdom with Saudi licences,’’ […]

Spain Prime Minister Forced to Quit in No Confidence Vote

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament. Socialist Leader Pedro Sánchez, who filed the motion after Mr Rajoy’s party was implicated in an alleged corruption scandal, will now become the new PM. “We’re going to sign a new page in the history […]

Hurricane Maria Kills 4,600 People in Puerto Rico

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over 4,600 people have been killed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The figure, according to estimates by a Harvard University study, was 70 times more than official toll, which toll stands at 64. Researchers said a third of deaths after September’s hurricane were due to interruptions in medical care caused by power […]

Putin Will Step Down as President After Term Expires In 2024

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would respect the Russian constitution which bans anyone from serving two consecutive presidential terms, meaning he will step down from his post in 2024 when his current term expires. His remarks, made to reporters at an economic forum in St Petersburg and broadcast on state TV, […]

BREAKING: Trump Cancels US-North Korea Summit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has cancelled the planned summit with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un. Trump in a letter to Kim disclosed he made the decision based on the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent North Korean statement. Mr. Trump said it would be “inappropriate” to hold the summit as scheduled […]

Israeli Court Suspends Deportation For Human Rights Worker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Israeli court on Wednesday froze a deportation order for a Human Rights Watch (HRW) staffer in a case that has spurned condemnation from the EU and other rights groups. Earlier this month, Israel’s Interior Ministry revoked the work permit of Omar Shakir, a U.S. citizen, who heads the HRW office in […]

Germany to Check 18,000 Asylum Decisions Amid Bribe Scandal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) will check 18,000 decisions on granting asylum since 2000 on suspicion of corruption in its Bremen branch, local media reported on Friday. In April, a scandal erupted after it was revealed that a former official of BAMF’s Bremen regional office and his four other […]

Funeral Held for 58 Killed in Fresh Israeli, Palestine Conflict

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Funerals have been held Tuesday in Gaza for 58 Palestinians reportedly killed Monday when Israeli troops opened fire during protests. The incident is considered the deadliest day of violence in the disputed area since a war in 2014. Another death of a 51-year-old man was reported Tuesday; still, peace prevailed as the dead […]

Iraqi Journalist Who Threw Shoes At Bush Running for Parliament

Photo: Muntazer al-Zaidi  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush during a news conference a decade ago is standing for parliament, campaigning against corruption and the sectarianism that has plagued his country. TV correspondent Muntazer al-Zaidi became famous across Iraq and the Middle East after throwing his […]

Russia Moves to Deepen Ties With Iran Despite U.S. Sanctions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russia is to  deepen ties with Iran, in spite of  the U.S. decision to boycott international nuclear deal and impose new sanctions on Tehran,  Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the U.S. was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. He said […]

Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal, Announces Sweeping New Sanctions

(African examiner) – US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran. Calling it “decaying and rotten”, he said the deal was “an embarrassment” to him “as a citizen”. Going against advice from European allies, he said he would reimpose economic sanctions that were waived when the […]

Putin Takes New Oath of Office

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken oath of office for a new six-year term. After taking the oath Monday, the Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin handed him over to him the symbols of state power as well as announced his assumption of office. It would be recalled that Presidential election held in […]

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