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40 Killed In Iraq’s Ferry Mishap  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 40 people are believed to have died after a ferry sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul. The head of Mosul’s civil defence agency reportedly said most of the people on board the vessel were women and children – who could not swim. Rescue teams […]

BREAKING: 49 Killed in New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – 49 people have been reportedly killed and at least 20 others injured in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch in the worst attack in the Pacific country’s history. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a news conference that the mosque shootings appear to have been a well-planned […]

British Lawmakers Back Brexit Delay

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain’s exit from the EU, setting the stage for Prime Minister Theresa May to renew efforts to get her divorce deal approved by parliament next week. Lawmakers approved by 412 votes to 202, a statement setting out the option to request […]

Trump, Kim Meeting Ends in Stalemate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A summit between the US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ended without agreement. This stalemate according Trump followed the US’s refusal to North Korean demands for sanctions relief. “It was all about the sanctions. They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do […]

Terrorism: Trump Refuses Return Of Ex- IS Propagandist to US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has declined the return of a woman Hoda Muthana who left the country and worked as propagandist for the Islamic State (IS) group. Trump in a tweet said he had consequently instructed the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “not to allow (Hoda Muthana) back into the country”. Mr Pompeo had […]

U.S. Senate Passes Border Security Bill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to avert another partial government shutdown with bipartisan spending legislation that funds new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border, but not the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump sought for a wall. The Republican-led Senate backed the bill, which would provide over $300 billion […]

European Court Orders Russia to Pay Georgia $11.5m Over Deportations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ordered Russia to pay Georgia11.5 million dollars over mass expulsions of Georgian citizens in 2006 and 2007. Georgia had alleged that more than 4,600 of its citizens were deported or ordered to leave Russia over several months in response to the arrest in […]

Stabbed Polish Mayor, Pawel Adamowicz Dies  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz has died in hospital, exactly a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people Sunday. He was after taken to hospital for stab injuries and underwent five hours of surgery at a […]

Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker, U.S. House Of Representatives

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi was elected as Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, returning her to a position she last held in January 2011, for her  third term. The 78-year-old veteran lawmaker was nominated by New York Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries, as Democrats took control of the lower chamber. Pelosi carried […]

Pope Advocates For Peace in War Zones

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Pope has called for peace in conflict zones including Yemen and Syria. In his annual Christmas message, Pope noted that the two countries have both been ravaged by civil war for years, pushing their people into humanitarian crises. “My wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity. Fraternity among individuals of […]

Pope: Nobody Will Be Spared In Child Abuse Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Pope Francis said on Friday that no-one in the Catholic Church would avoid punishment if found guilty of child sexual abuse. Francis told the Roman Curia in a traditional pre-Christmas address to the Vatican hierarchy. “Let it be clear that before these abominations the Church will spare no effort to do all […]

Drones Disrupt Flights, Passengers At UK’s Gatwick Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A drone attack at UK’s Gatwick airport has reportedly upset tens of thousands of passengers. The airport which is one of the busiest in UK, runway has been shut since Wednesday night, when two devices were seen flying over the perimeter fence. The airport said 110,000 passengers on 760 flights were due to fly on […]

Gunman Kills 4 Worshipers in Brazil Cathedral

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A gunman opened fire inside the Catholic cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas on Tuesday and fatally shot four people praying in the pews before killing himself after police wounded him, authorities said. Police identified the shooter as Euler Fernando Gandolfo, 49, a systems analyst with no criminal record. Gandolfo entered […]

CIA Says Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Assassination of Journalist Khashoggi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter. The CIA’s assessment, in which officials have said they have high confidence, is the most definitive […]

CNN Floors Trump as Court Orders White House to Return Acosta’s Press Pass

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A judge in Washington has ordered the White House to return a CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass after it was revoked by the US Secret Service. The judge’s order held that the pass must be reinstated as a CNN lawsuit against Donald Trump continues. The judge ruled that the White House decision […]

Turkish President Says Video Of Khashoggi’s Killing Atrocious

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has claimed that recordings related to the killing of the Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, are “appaling” as shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them. Reports from Turkey said Erdogan told reporters on his plane while returning from a weekend visit to France that he had […]

Far-Right Parents Who Named Son After Hitler Jailed in Britain

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler were convicted in Britain on Monday for being members of banned far-right group National Action. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were convicted along with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of being members of the organisation. They also shared messages praising Hitler as well […]

Trump Fires US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday at President Trump’s request, ending the tenure of a beleaguered loyalist whose relationship with the president was ruined when Sessions recused himself from control of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. In a letter to Trump, Sessions wrote he had been […]

US Mid-Term Election: Democrats, Republicans Share Control of Congress

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Democrats have dealt a heavy blow to President Donald Trump as its members have taken control of the US House of Representatives in the just concluded mid-term elections. A Democratic majority in the lower chamber for the first time in eight years by implication will restrict President advantage to steer his programme […]

Saudi Prince Salman Allegedly Describes Late Khashoggi As Dangerous Islamist

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has reportedly told the US that he considered murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be a dangerous Islamist. MBS reported phone call to the White House came before Saudi Arabia admitted late Kashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Saudi Arabia has however denied […]

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