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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 […]

Macron Urges U.S. Congress To Reject Narrow Nationalism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – French President Emmanuel Macron has urged U.S. to reject narrow nationalism and engage the world, telling American lawmakers on Wednesday that modern economic and security challenges must be shared responsibility. Capping a three-day visit to the U.S., Macron told a joint meeting of Congress that isolationism and nationalism were “a tempting remedy […]

Armenian Prime Minister, Serzh Sargsyan Resigns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the protest instigated by opposition, the Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned from the office. Mr. Sargsyan’s resignation occurred after 11 days of protests against his overdue stay in power. The opposition supporters accuse him of serving beyond the maximum and mandatory 10 years as President. The PM while making […]

57 Killed, 119 Wounded in Suicide Bomb Attack at Afghanistan Voters Registration Center

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, 57 people have been killed, while 119 people were injured in the Afghan capital Kabul in a suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre. Officials confirmed that the dead include 21 women and five children – killed when the blast hit the queue outside. Voter registration began this month […]

German Police Raid Prostitution Ring, Detain More Than 100

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More than 1,500 officers of German police on Wednesday carried out nationwide raids against members of suspected illegal prostitution ring in the biggest single operation in the history of German police. A police spokesperson confirmed media reports that seven arrest warrants were successfully delivered and more than 100 individuals were temporarily taken […]

Israeli Military Destroys Longest Tunnel In Gaza Strip

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Israeli Military claims it has disabled a major tunnel dug by militants which reached into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the channel was the longest and deepest tunnel of its kind Israel had discovered. A Military spokesman Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel had been […]

Corruption: Ex-Brazilian President, Lula Silva Gets 12 Years Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been sentenced to 12 years prison term. The jail term begins Friday, after a judge, Justice Sergio Moro gave him 24 hours to surrender to police. The order from Justice Moro, head of Brazil’s huge “Car Wash” anti-graft probe, came as a complete […]

Vatican Denies Pope Says “Hell Does Not Exist”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis has denied the Thursday’s story that reported him as saying “Hell Does Not Exist.” In an alleged interview for Italian journal La Repubblica, the pope told atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari that bad souls “are not punished” and that “There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.” The […]

Mob Protests Against Authority’s Laxity Over Russian Deadly Fire Disaster

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thousands of protesters have stormed the Siberian city of Kemerovo, to express their dissatisfaction at Russian officials over the Sunday leisure complex fire incident which killed not less than 64, including 41 children. President Vladimir Putin arrived in the city earlier and blamed “criminal negligence” for Sunday’s blaze. Reports indicate that relatives […]

Trump Fires National Security Adviser, McMaster

Photo: President Trump and H.R. McMaster ________________________________________________________________________________ (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Donald Trump is set to replace the US National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster. The incoming is the Bush-era defence hawk and former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton. In a hint tweet, Mr. Trump thanked Gen. McMaster, hailing him that he had done an […]

French Police Detains Sarkozy Over Gaddafi’s Election Funding

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday was being held in police custody for questioning by Magistrates over allegations of benefitting from Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign. France opened a judicial inquiry in 2013 into allegations that Sarkozy’s successful 2007 election bid benefited from illicit funds from late Libyan leader […]

UK Police Begin Investigation into Death of Russian Business Mogul, Glushkov

Photo: Late Russian business mogul,  Nikolai Glushkov (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UK Police have begun a murder investigation after the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in south-west London. Late Glushkov was found dead at his home in New Malden on Monday, March 12, 2018. Autopsy examination revealed that 68-year-old Glushkov died from “compression to […]

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