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US President, Donald Trump Doesn’t Know the Difference Between Weather and Climate

Photo: US President, Donald Trump (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Weather Channel responded to a tweet from President Trump on global warming by highlighting the difference between climate and weather. The account on Friday linked to an article accusing the Trump administration of ignoring science and said that 2017 was likely to be one of the […]

US Confirms Return of Full Visa Services in Turkey

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US authority has confirmed that its missions in Turkey are to resume full visa services following security assurances from Turkey’s government on the consular staff. It would be recalled that US had suspended all non-immigrant visa services after the arrest of one of its consulate employees in October. The affected […]

Trump Threatens to Sanction Countries that Oppose Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital  

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Mr. Donald Trump has threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that back a United Nations resolution opposing the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump fumed: “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. “Let them […]

Putin Orders Withdrawal of Russian Troops From Syria

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. Mr. Putin made the order Monday during an unannounced visit to the war turn Middle East country. While on the visit, Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim […]

Cinemas Return to Saudi Arabia After 3 Decades of Ban

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After over three decades of ban, the Saudi Arabia Kingdom authority has announced it will lift a ban on commercial cinemas. In effect, the Ministry of Culture and Information has confirmed it would begin issuing licences immediately, while the first cinemas were expected to open in March 2018. Crown Prince […]

US Allies, Foes Kick Against Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some of the traditional US allies and foes, including UK, Saudi Arabia, France, Turkey and Iraq have kicked against President Donald Trump Wednesday’s declaration, which recognized Jerusalem as the new Israel’s capital. While France and UK categorically expressed opposition to the decision, Saudi Arabia described the action as “unjustified and irresponsible”. Similarly, […]

Trump: US now Recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has announced that his country has now recognized Jerusalem as the Israel’s capital. Trump Wednesday’s declaration automatically upturned decades of official US policy. Mr. Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. He indicated that the US would […]

Hunger-Striking Moroccan Activist Hospitalised

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A detained activist on hunger strike in Morocco was has been rushed to hospital, cutting short his court appearance in the commercial capital, Casablanca, one of his lawyers has said, the AFP news agency reports. Unemployed Nasser Zefzafi was attending a hearing with 53 co-defendants when he said he “felt faint”, Abdessadek […]

Theresa May: Trump Was Wrong to Retweet far-right Posts

Photo: UK Prime Minister Theresa May  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said Donald Trump was “wrong” to retweet posts from a British far-right group. But she stressed the “special relationship” between Britain and the US was “in both our nations’ interests” and should continue. And she rejected calls to cancel a state […]

Bloody Terrorists’ Attack Killed 184 Muslim Worshipers in Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – About 184 people were killed Friday as suspected terrorists launched a fatal offensive on a mosque located in Egypt’s North Sinai province. Almost 125 people were also reportedly injured in the attack. According to witnesses’ accounts, al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during the week’s Friday […]

Death Toll in Iraq Quake Rises to 348

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 348 people have been killed, while almost 6,000 injured in a 7.3-magnitude earthquake which shook the northern border region between Iran and Iraq. The majority of those who died were said to be in Iran’s western Kermanshah province. Specifically, seven people died in Iraq, where people fled […]

BREAKING: Gunman Kills At Least 27, Injuring Several at Texas Church

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 27 people have died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County. A police commissioner at the scene confirmed that at least 27 people had died. Several others are reported to […]

Ousted Catalonia’s Leader, 4 Aides Surrender To Belgian Police

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The deposed Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former advisers have handed themselves to the Belgian police. A prosecutor’s’ spokesman who confirmed the development, said an investigating judge would decide by Monday morning whether to execute an EU arrest warrant issued by a Spanish judge last Friday. It […]

After Years of Research, New Great Ape Species Identified In Indonesia

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Scientists who have been wondering for years over the genetic “peculiarity” of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests in 1997. Since then, a […]

Republican Tax Proposal Massive Giveaway to Very Rich, Big Corporations, Says Sen. Van Hollen

Photo: Senator Chris Van Hollen By Oludare Fase, Baltimore (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US Senator Chris Van Hollen has criticized the Republicans tax proposals saying its a big tax break for the very wealthy Americans and the big corporations. The senator, representing the state of Maryland stated this Thursday after Republicans released the framework of their […]

8 Killed, Several Injured in Terrorist Attack in New York

Photo: Sayfullo Saipov BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Five Argentine Friends and three others have been killed in a truck attack which occurred in New York Tuesday. All together, eight people were killed while 12 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. The victims, all men […]

Again, Suicide Bombers Kill 40 in Afghan’s Shia Mosque

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Again, not less than 40 people Friday were killed in two separate attacks on Shia Muslim mosques in Afghanistan According to the officials, a gunman entered the Imam Zaman mosque in the capital Kabul before opened fire and detonated an explosive, killing more over 30 worshippers. The second attack which occurred in […]

43 Afghan Soldiers Killed; 9 Wounded in Suicide Bomb Attacks

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – About 43 Afghan soldiers Thursday were killed while nine wounded after two suicide bombers in Humvee trucks targeted a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. Apart from this, six persons were said to be missing while 10 militants are believed to have died. The Taliban has claimed responsibility […]

Jacinda Ardern Becomes New Zealand’s Youngest Prime Minister

Photo: Jacinda Ardern (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856. Her Labour Party came second in September’s election, where no […]

Referendum: Spain Move to Suspend Catalonia Autonomy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spain is to start suspending Catalonia’s autonomy from Saturday, as the region’s leader threatens to declare independence. The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region. Catalonia’s leader said the region’s parliament would vote on independence if Spain continued […]

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