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One Dead, Many Injured as Car Rams into Pedestrians in Times Square

One person was killed and about a dozen were injured when a car struck pedestrians in New York’s Times Square on Thursday at about noon, according to the Fire Department. The driver appeared to have been either drunk or on drugs, a law enforcement official said. He has a history of DWI arrests, the official […]

North Korea Detain Another US Citizen

(CNN)North Korea has detained a US citizen on suspicion of acts against the Pyongyang regime, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday. The regime described Kim Hak-song as “a man who was doing business in relation to the operation of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.” KCNA said the American was detained Saturday, but […]

Co-pilot Dies Just Minutes Before Landing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An American Airlines co-pilot died after suffering a medical emergency just before landing at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, airport Wednesday afternoon, officials said. American Airlines Flight 1353 landed safely after leaving Dallas and was met at the gate by medical personnel, according to Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Dan Jiron. The airline identified […]

Trump’s Ban Order: Disney Warns against US-China Trade War

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following drop in its sales, Walt Disney’s Chief Executive, Bob Iger has warned against a trade war between the US and China, alarming the trend would spell doom for business. The warning was against the background of the policies being pursued by US President Donald Trump which could set off […]

Stalemate As Democrat Senators Shun Confirmation Votes Of Trump Cabinet’s Nominees

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Democrats on the US Senate Finance Committee have opted out of votes for two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees, forcing a postponement of the exercise. The Lawmakers said they wanted more information especially on the financial activities of health nominee Tom Price and his treasury counterpart, Stephen Mnuchin. Other […]

Terrorism: 6 Killed, 8 Injured in Canada’s Mosque Shooting

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than six people have been killed and another eight wounded, Sunday night, during a suspected terrorist shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, according to police. The Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre (mosque) had over 50 people who had gathered for evening prayers. A suspect was arrested at the […]

Trump Shows Willingness To Relate With US Foes, Russia, China

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has expressed willingness to work with Russia and China, provided they cooperate. Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would however remain “at least for a period of time”, yet, could be lifted later. Mr Trump restated sanctions on Russia could […]

US Poll Hacking: Trump Blows Hot; Gives Self 90 Days to issue Report

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has given himself mandate of 90 days within which a report on allegations of Russian hacking during the US Presidential election campaign will be issued. Trump however in a series of tweets, described the the allegations as “made-up facts by sleazebag political operatives”. It would […]

FB Founder, Zuckerberg For US President Job? Set To Tour 30 States

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After last week declaration that he was no longer an atheist, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the task he has placed before himself in the year 2017 is to tour minimum of 30 US States, so as to understudy the way of life of the residents. Zuckerberg who […]

Trump Appoints Persistent Critic, Governor Nikki Haley as UN Envoy

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has named South Carolina Governor Mrs. Nikki Haley as the US ambassador to the United Nations UN. Mrs. Haley who is the daughter of Indian immigrants and a vocal critic of Mr. Trump during campaign, is the first non-white female cabinet-level official appointed by Trump. The […]

Trump Declares US ‘ll Dump TPP When Resumes Office

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has declared his country will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on his first day in the White House. Trump made the declaration in a video message which highlighted what he intends to do first when he resumes in January 2017. The Republican pledged […]

Trump Nominates 3 Allies for US Top Security Jobs

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has nominated three of his close allies, including Alabama Senator, Mr. Jeff Sessions as the attorney general and other top security. Mr .Sessions, who is a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, was rejected for an appointment as a Federal judge in […]

US National Intelligence Boss, James Clapper Resigns

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US Director of National Intelligence Mr. James Clapper has submitted his resignation letter. The 75-year-old top American spy told the House Intelligence Committee that “it felt pretty good”. His resignation had been expected, as President-elect Mr. Donald Trump prepares to unveil his officials. “I submitted my letter of resignation […]

Clinton Expresses Sadness Over Election Outcome; Insists US Comes First

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For the first time, Mrs. Hillary Clinton has expressed disappointment at her loss to Mr. Donald Trump in the last week US Presidential election. Speaking at a children’s charity, the Democratic candidate said she had wanted to “curl up with a good book and never leave the house again”, still, […]

Mrs. Obama Ape Post: Erred Mayor Resigns; Post Source Sacked

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A mayor of a town in the US State of West Virginia, Beverly Whaling has resigned after being caught in a controversy over racist comments against the outgoing First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama. Whaling was caught to have applauded a Facebook post referring to Mrs. Obama as an “ape in […]

Again, Trump Challenges Clinton; Decries US Electoral College System

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite attaining victory through the system, US President-elect, Mr. Donald Trump has decried ‘’Electoral College’’ and declared he aligns with a simple vote. Mr. Trump claimed he could have won the popular vote against his rival, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, if he had campaigned differently. Speaking during an interview Sunday, Mr. […]

Trump Appoints COS, Chief Strategist

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has announced the Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Mr. Reince Priebus as his Chief of Staff (COS). Similarly, Trump has named Mr. Stephen Bannon, from the Breitbart News Network, as his Chief strategist. Priebus in his role will set the tone for the […]

Trump Reverses Stand; Pledges To Sustain Obama’s HealthCare Policy

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unlike his pronounced opposition to some of his policies during the campaign, US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has begun to reverse himself, as he pledged he will leave key parts of his predecessor, President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill, when get to the office. Mr. Trump who during campaign vowed to […]

Trump Arrives White House to Meet Obama For Transition

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Outgoing US President Mr. Barack Obama is playing host to his successor Mr. Donald Trump at the White House to discuss transition, being considered to be ‘’awkward’’. White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama is sincere about ensuring a smooth handover when he meets with Mr. Trump, adding “I’m […]

Clinton Accepts Defeat; Rallies Support for President-elect Trump

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Defeated Democratic Presidential candidate, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Wednesday urged Americans to give US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump a chance to lead. In her first public appearance after the defeat, Mrs. Clinton expressed hope that Mr. Trump would be a successful President for all Americans. “We have seen that our nation […]

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