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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 […]

Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapses, Killing Several People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A pedestrian walkway in Miami collapsed on Thursday, killing several people. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the fatalities after multiple vehicles were crushed by the span near Florida International University’s campus. According to Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue, there were people on the bridge and several cars underneath it. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Division […]

BREAKING: Trump Fires Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do “a fantastic job”. Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed […]

49 Killed In Bangladesh Plane Crash At Nepal Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 49 people have been killed in a Flight BS211 crash at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport. There were 71 passengers and crew on board of the plane. Reports say rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out. […]

26 Servicemen Killed as Russian Military Plane Crashes in Syria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Russian transport plane has crashed in Syria, killing 26 passengers and six crew members believed on board. The Defence Ministry was quoted as saying that the crash occurred during landing at the Hmeimim airbase, near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia. Russia has confirmed that the plane was not fired upon, […]

13 Russians Indicted For Interfering in US Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation. Three of those named have been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft. The announcement was made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who […]

Many Killed in Florida High School Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 16 people are dead after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officials told CNN. The suspect, a former student, was taken into custody “after he committed this horrific, homicidal, detestable act,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. Law enforcement sources told CNN that the suspect has been identified […]

Russia Jet Carrying 71 People Crashes After Take-off

A Russian airliner has crashed after leaving Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, killing all 65 passengers and six crew on board. The Saratov Airlines jet vanished minutes after take-off and crashed near the village of Argunovo, about 80km (50 miles) south-east of Moscow. The cause of crash is unclear. Investigators and emergency crews are working at the […]

Corruption: Court Jails Former Bangladesh PM, Son, Aides For 55 Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bangladeshi police and thousands of protesters have clashed as the opposition leader Ms. Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years over corruption. The trial against Ms. Zia centred around the sum of $252,000 meant for an orphanage trust which was set up when she was still serving as the Prime Minister. […]

Top Trump Aide Resigns Over Abuse Allegations from Ex-wives

One of President Donald Trump’s closest aides said on Wednesday he would resign after news reports that he emotionally and physically abused his ex-wives. White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter announced he’d step down a day after The Daily Mail, a British tabloid with a U.S. website, published interviews with two of his ex-wives. He […]

Experts Call For Withdrawal Of Teenage Facebook App

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Child’s health experts have kicked against the plan by the Facebook FB to include an app targeted at teenagers, demanding that it should be withdrawn.   Over 100 of the experts in an open letter to the FB boss Mark Zuckerberg, described the Messenger Kids as an “irresponsible” attempt to […]

US to Move Its Israel’s Embassy to Jerusalem in 2019  

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States US has confirmed that it will move her embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2019. US Vice-President Mr. Mike Pence made the confirmation in a speech to the Israeli Parliament. The date just announced is earlier than some had expected when President Donald […]

Kabul Hotel Attackers Target Foreigners -Witness

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Afghan who escaped the attack by suspected terrorists who burst into a Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant Saturday has confirmed that the attackers targeted foreigners. The man whose identity is still being kept secret for security reasons, confessed that he was spared after saying he was an Afghan, just as the suspects […]

Trump Appointee Resigns over Racist Comments Against Blacks, Muslims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A government official appointed by US President Donald Trump has resigned after racist and sexist comments he made were uncovered. Carl Higbie was the external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) agency, which runs volunteer groups. Mr Higbie made the comments on an internet radio show he […]

Winter Olympics: North, South Korea to Stage Joint Parade

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at the next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Similarly, the two countries BBC reports have agreed to field a joint women’s ice hockey team in rare talks at the truce village of Panmunjom. These […]

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 […]

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