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Iran’s Health Minister Tested Positive to Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Iran’s Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi and an MP Mahmoud Sadeghi, have both tested positive to the new coronavirus Covid – 19. The development happened as the country struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15. The country is one of three hot-spots outside China causing concern that the virus could be becoming a pandemic. […]

Wikileaks Founder, Assange Divulges Sources; Risks 175 Years Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has reportedly revealed the names of sources who subsequently “disappeared” after putting them at risk. A lawyer for the US government made the claim at Woolwich Crown Court, in London, on the opening day of Mr. Assange’s extradition hearing. The court was allegedly told that the Australian, 48, was guilty […]

UK Stops Visas For Low Skilled Workers in Post-Brexit Immigration Policies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Kingdom UK authority has declared that low-skilled workers would no longer be granted visas under the post-Brexit immigration plans. Consequently, employers have been urged to “move away” from relying on “cheap labour” from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology. The UK Home Office said the EU and […]

About 40 Americans on Quarantine Cruise Ship in Japan Infected With Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new coronavirus is still ravaging unabated as the forty Americans being taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is reportedly being infected. US officials said among 400 people from the US leaving the vessel were docked in Japan. Reports said most are due to depart for the US on two government-chartered aircraft. However, those […]

#Coronavirus: WHO DG Arrives China As Death Toll Hits 81

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The death toll in China’s new and raging coronavirus has risen to 81, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. Following the outbreak, the National new Year holiday has been extended by three days till Sunday, in an attempt to contain the spread. On Monday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Wuhan, the capital of Hubei […]

UN Chief, Deputy Mourn Victims Of Sudanese Plane Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his Deputy, Ms Amina Mohammed, have expressed sadness over Thursday’s plane crash in Sudan that reportedly killed no fewer than all 18 people. Reports say four children and three judges were among the dead in the accident involving a Sudanese military plane. “The Secretary-General is saddened at the […]

Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 16 People Dead

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 16 inmates were killed and five wounded in clashes at a prison in central Mexico, security officials said on Wednesday. Police reinforcements who entered the prison in Zacatecas after the riot erupted found four guns and several sharp objects that could be used for stabbing. Zacatecas state security chief Ismael Camberos […]

Protesters Attack US Embassy in Iraq, Condemn Deadly Air strikes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Protesters enraged by the recent deadly US air strikes targeted at an Iran-backed Iraqi militia have attacked the US embassy compound in the capital Baghdad. While responding, the US troops fired tear gas to disperse the crowd that breached the outer wall of the compound, which is in the capital’s heavily fortified Green […]

US President, Donald Trump Impeached for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- — The House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, making him the third president in history to be charged with committing high crimes and misdemeanors and face removal by the Senate. On a day of constitutional consequence and raging partisan tension, the votes on the two articles […]

U.S. Threatens Visa Restrictions Over South Sudan Peace Process

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. on Thursday threatened visa restrictions on anyone, who attempts to damage the peace process in South Sudan as Washington upped its pressure on the country to form a unity government and re-evaluates its relationship with the African nation. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington would implement visa restrictions […]

U.S. Warns Citizens Not to Travel To Burkina Faso

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. has raised its travel advisory for Burkina Faso to level 4, advising citizens not to travel to the country “due to terrorism, crime, and kidnapping”. In an advisory, the State Department said it had ordered all family members of U.S. government employees not of age to leave the West African […]

Twitter Moves to Purge Out Dormant Accounts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twitter is set to begin massive purging of accounts that have been inactive for over six months. The social media platform said the affected accounts will be spared, provided the owners log in before Wednesday, December 11 deadlines. The ‘’cull’’ Twitter disclosed will include users who have stopped posting to the site because […]

Uber Loses Licence In London, Says It Will Appeal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Transport for London (TfL) on Monday refused to give the ride-hailing company Uber, a new licence to operate in London over safety and security concerns. The licensing body said in a statement that “TfL has identified a pattern of failures by the company including several breaches that placed passengers and their safety […]

German Court Bans Uber’s Main Service

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The internet-based transport company Uber may no longer use its app to connect customers with rental car drivers in Germany, according to a court order. The service UberX violates the passenger transport law, the regional court of Cologne ruled after a Cologne taxi operator had sued the company, demanding an injunction be […]

Johnson Faces Resignation Calls Over ‘unlawful’ Parliament Suspension

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Jeremy Corbyn is leading calls for Boris Johnson to resign after the Supreme Court ruled the PM’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful. The Labour leader said Mr Johnson should “consider his position” in a short statement to the party’s conference in Brighton. The SNP and some Labour MPs have said the […]

World Leaders Set To Speak At UN, With Trump In Focus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – World leaders will begin the annual days of speeches at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s address expected to draw much of the focus. Trump is speaking amid worsening tensions between the U.S. and Iran. While the U.S. president has not ruled out meeting […]

Islamic State Claims Deadly Bus Bombing in Iraq

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The radical Sunni Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the bombing of a passenger bus that killed at least 11 people in Iraq’s mostly Shiite province of Karbala the day before. The explosion was caused by a bomb planted inside the bus, according to the Iraqi Interior Ministry. Islamic State […]

Trump Fires John Bolton As National Security Adviser

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The two men offered opposing accounts on Bolton’s less than friendly departure, a leave-taking example of what had been a fractious […]

U.S. Fines Google $170m For YouTube Collecting Data On Children

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday said the U.S. has ordered Google to pay $170 million in order to settle allegations of YouTube collecting data from minors without the consent of their parents. The commission said the U.S. government had previously accused the video hosting platform, which belongs to the tech […]

Protest: Taiwan ‘Extremely Concerned’ By Hong Kong Arrests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Taiwan says it is “extremely concerned” by reports about the arrests of three pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong. Presidential Office spokesman Ting Yun-kung made the government’s position known in a statement on Friday. “We urge both Beijing and Hong Kong authorities to adopt dialogue rather than suppressing arrests,” Ting said. He added […]

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