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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EXAMINER) – A judge in Washington has ordered the White House to return a CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass after it was revoked by the US Secret Service.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 […]

France Launches New Probe into Babies Born Without Arms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – French authorities on Wednesday announced a nationwide probe into possible clusters of babies born without arms, forearms or hands. The announcement came a day after health authority Sante Publique France said it had identified 11 suspected cases in the eastern Ain department between 2000 and 2014. Seven other cases had already been […]

Suspected Terrorist Kills 19, Injures Many in Russia’s College

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 19 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. Russian investigators alleged that an 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov, ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself. Officials and witnesses also confirmed that at least, one blast […]

Journalist Killing: JP Morgan, Others Pull Out of Saudi Investment Conference

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amid growing tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia, many business executives including JP Morgan boss, Jamie Dimon have pulled out of an investment conference coming up later in the month in Riyadh. Other executives who have backed out are: Ford Chairman Bill Ford and Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi. The business conference […]

UK Appoints First Minister for Suicide Prevention

Photo: UK Prime Minister, Theresa May (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May has appointed the health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price as the country’s pioneer UK’s Minister for Suicide Prevention. The move according to a press release issued Thursday was taken in an effort to check the number of people taking their own lives. The […]

Australia Move to Curb Influx Of New Migrants To Big Cities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Australia plans to restrict some new migrants from living in its largest cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, for “at least a few years’’. This is in an effort to ease urban congestion, a Government Minister Alan Tudge said on Tuesday. With immigration expected to be an issue in the next election, the […]

Indonesia’s Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 1,347

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The number of people believed to have died in Friday’s Indonesia earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,347. According to disaster response officials, the death toll Tuesday jumped from a previous confirmed figure of 844. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the […]

Qatar Says First Middle East Electric Cars Underway  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Qatar’s authority Monday confirmed that the country had plans to produce her first electric cars by 2023. The Qatari media reported that the electric vehicles will be manufactured by the factory which will be established at a cost of $9bn. The Chairman of the Qatar Quality company, which is responsible for the project, Ali […]

Turkish Man Desperate to Drop ‘Dollar’ Surname Amid U.S. Row

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Turkish on Thursday said he is desperate to drop the surname ‘dollar’ surname because he was being teased. Ferhat Dolar, 48, from Dalaman in the Aegean province of Mugla, has asked the local civil registration office to replace his surname, explaining to the Milliyet daily: “Due to the recent economic sanctions imposed […]

McCain to Be Buried Sept. 2 -Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Late U.S. Senator John McCain will be buried on Sept. 2 in Annapolis, Maryland, his office said. McCain died at the age of 81 of brain cancer on Saturday. “On Sept. 2 … a private memorial service will take place in the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland, honouring the life […]

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