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32 Killed, 60 Injured In Baghdad Suicide Attack


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 32 people have been killed, while over 60 injured in a suicide attack, which targeted Shia worshippers in Baghdad, the Iraq’s’ capital. According to officials, the blast was carried out on a tent in a crowded market in a northern district of the capital city. The attack […]

Buhari Advocates For Peace Among South Sudan Warring Leaders

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BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders of parties to the lingering conflict in South Sudan to honour the terms of the August 2015 Peace Agreement signed by them. While speaking at the meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Situation in South Sudan held on […]

Security Beefed Up as Mogadishu Set to Host IGAD Summit


Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, considered perhaps the most dangerous capital on Earth only a few years back, is preparing to host the 53rd summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development this weekend for the first time, following decades of civil war and instability in the Horn of Africa state. Leaders from all eight members of the […]

Buhari Tasks Rich Nations, World Agencies To Save Lake Chad From Extinction


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rich countries to take urgent actions to save the Lake Chad from extinction, due to effects of climate change. The President gave the task Thursday in Abuja while receiving the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova. Buhari warned that the failure to regenerate the Lake […]

Buhari To Join Other Leaders For Re-Elected Chadian President Inauguration


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to leave Nigeria Monday for N’Djamena to join other Heads of State and Government for the inauguration of the re-elected President Idriss Deby of Chad. In a statement issued Sunday by his SA on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari will be accompanied […]

Renewed Bloody Clashes In South Sudan Rage

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…UN, US Condemn Attacks BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Forces loyal to the President Salva Kiir and his Vice President Riek Machar of South Sudan have engaged in a renewed bloody fighting. The skirmishes started when the supporters of the two leaders began to shoot one another in Juba city, the South Sudan capital. Sources […]

False Bomb Threatened EgyptAir A330-220 Flight, Resumes Journey To China


URGENCH, UZBEKISTAN (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An EgyptAir flight A330-220 which was forced to land Wednesday in Uzbekistan due to a false bomb threat has been cleared and directed to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing, the People’s Republic of China capital. On landing at Urgench International Airport., the entire 118 passengers and 17 crew […]

French Investigators Detect Crashed MS804 EgyptAir Black box Signals

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BAILTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two weeks after the accident, the French investigators have confirmed that signals have been detected from one of the black boxes of MS804 EgyptAir plane which crashed into the Mediterranean sea. Investigators indicated that the signals were picked up by the French vessel Laplace as it was searching the Sea. […]

Despot Ex-Chad Leader, Habre Convicted Over Genocide, Other Crimes

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BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Chadian ruler Hissene Habre, has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison. The ex dictator was convicted by judge for raping, sexual slavery and killing orders he issued during his rule which lasted between 1982 and 1990. He however denied the accusations of killing […]

Debris Of Crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 Found

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BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found near Greek Island of Karpathos. Egyptian Aviation officials confirmed the latest development. The Airbus was en route from Paris to Cairo, Egypt’s capital with 66 passengers and crew when it went down overnight. Officials have reinforced likely terrorist attack, rather than […]

Greece Defence Minister Confirms Disappeared EgyptAir Flight Plunges Into Sea

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BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Greece Defence Minister, Panos Kammenos has confirmed that the EgyptAir flight MS804 eralier declared missing, traveling from Paris to Cairo plunged into the Mediterranean Sea, after making two sharp turns. Kammenos said the Airbus A320 turned 90 degrees left and 360-degree to the right, after which the sad incident occurred. […]

EgyptAir Flight MS804 Disappears From Radar; Suspected To Be Crashed Into Sea

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BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after disappearing from radar overnight. The Airbus A320 went missing at 02:30 Cairo time (00:30 GMT), soon after leaving Greek airspace. There were 56 passengers – including three children – seven crew members and […]

Corruption Comment: Cameron Right but Involved –Group


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Group has blasted the British Prime Minister, David Cameron’s corruption comment about Nigeria saying the statement is “belated, misleading and hypocritical.” In a statement issued by the executive director of the group, Prof Ishaq Akintola, and made available to African Examiner online, the group explained further that […]

Six Month Old Baby Rescued After Four Days Under Collapsed Debris In Kenya

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NAIROBI, KENYA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rescue and humanitarian workers have found alive, a six-month-old girl trapped in the debris of a collapsed building, four days after the disaster, in Nairobi, Keyan capital. The toddler, Dealeryn Saisi Wasike, had since been reunited with her father, Ralson Saisi Wasike. Kenya Red Cross confirmed that the lucky baby […]

Mandela’s Ally Demands Zuma to Resign Over Apex Court’s Ruling

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A South African anti-apartheid veteran, Ahmed Kathrada has called on the embattled President Jacob Zuma to resign from office. The ruling ANC stalwart who was jailed alongside late Nelson Mandela, held that Mr. Zuma’s resignation would end a “crisis of confidence” in the government. Following Zuma’s conviction Thursday, by South African apex court, the President […]

SA Apex Court Convicts Zuma Over Illegal Spending On Private Home


The South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma has been found guilty of violating the constitution, which requires him to repay government money spent on his private home. The country’s apex court ruled Thursday that the treasury has been given 60 days to determine how much Mr. Zuma should repay. One of the earliest reactions to […]

Crash: Russia Orders Metrojet to Suspend All Flights


Russia’s air safety regulator has ordered the airline whose charter jet crashed in Egypt to suspend flights pending the probe. Rostransnadzor, Russia’s transport safety watchdog, on Sunday told Metrojet to ground its fleet of Airbus A321s following Saturday’s crash. Metrojet’s A321-200 crashed in the Sinai Peninsula 23 minutes after taking off from the Red Sea […]

U.S. Diplomat, Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested In Congo


Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo arrested a U.S. diplomat along with pro-democracy activists, journalists and musicians on Sunday following a news conference in the capital Kinshasa, a government spokesman and witnesses said. The event was held by activists from Congo, Senegal and Burkina Faso at a cultural center and was attended by around […]

 South African Court Absolves Pistorius of Murder


Oscar Pistorius who was accused of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp last year has been absolved of committing the criminal offence. A South African Pretoria’s High Court Judge, Thokozile Masipa on Thursday dismissed the charges against Pistorius, declaring that the state failed to prove the case against him beyond the reasonable doubt, but added the […]

CAF Relocates Sierra Leone, Guinea 2015 AFCON Home Games Over Ebola

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lThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has directed relocation of 2015  Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers home games from Sierra Leone and Guinea as both countries currently battle with the cases of deadly Ebola virus. Consequently, the continental football body has written other members about its decision to ask the two countries to relocate game […]

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