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Macron Urges U.S. Congress To Reject Narrow Nationalism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – French President Emmanuel Macron has urged U.S. to reject narrow nationalism and engage the world, telling American lawmakers on Wednesday that modern economic and security challenges must be shared responsibility. Capping a three-day visit to the U.S., Macron told a joint meeting of Congress that isolationism and nationalism were “a tempting remedy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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have kicked against the plan by the Facebook FB to include an app targeted at teenagers, demanding that it should be withdrawn.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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BREAKING: Gunman Kills At Least 27, Injuring Several at Texas Church

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 27 people have died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County. A police commissioner at the scene confirmed that at least 27 people had died. Several others are reported to […]

Republican Tax Proposal Massive Giveaway to Very Rich, Big Corporations, Says Sen. Van Hollen

Photo: Senator Chris Van Hollen By Oludare Fase, Baltimore (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US Senator Chris Van Hollen has criticized the Republicans tax proposals saying its a big tax break for the very wealthy Americans and the big corporations. The senator, representing the state of Maryland stated this Thursday after Republicans released the framework of their […]

Police Identify Las Vegas Mass Shooting Suspect

Photo: Stephen Paddock (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The suspect in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history has been identified as Stephen Paddock, authorities said. Paddock, 64, is from Mesquite, Nev., about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas and had been known to local law enforcement. The shooting is not believed to be connected to international […]

Top Trump’s Cabinet Member Resigns Over Expensive Chartered Flights Scandal

Photo: Tom Price (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The health and human services secretary Tom Price has resigned, after revelations that he spent more than $1m of taxpayers’ money on travel including chartered flights. Reports about such travel by Price and other cabinet members – including EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, interior secretary Ryan Zinkeand veterans affairs director […]

Iran Dares UN, US; Tests New Missile

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the UN ban, Iran claims it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile. The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1242 miles), was shown on state TV. The time of the test was not clear. US President Mr. Donald Trump on Tuesday at the UN […]

North Korea Replies Trump; Describes His Attack As ‘Barking Of Dog’  

NEW YORK, US (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – North Korea has described verbal attack by the US President Donald Trump describing it and Iran as ”rogue nations” as ”the sound of a barking dog”. The North Korean Foreign Minister Mr. Ri Yong-ho’s made the reply in the first official response of the Asian country. Trump in his […]

UNGA 72: Trump Declares North Korea, Iran As ”Rogue Nations”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has declared North Korea and Iran as ”rogue Nations”, warning them against attempt to launch threat. Trump made the declaration Tuesday in his speech at the ongoing General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nation General Assembly in NewYork. President Muhammadu Buhari is also billed to […]

Storm Surge Warnings Issued for South Florida as Hurricane Irma Approaches

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first official hurricane warnings were issued for Florida by the National Hurricane Center late Thursday evening as the storm continues to draw closer to the U.S. South Florida and the Florida Keys were both issued hurricane warnings and storm surge warnings as the National Weather Service sent out its 11 p.m. […]

Death Toll in Barcelona Van Attack Hits 13

Reports say at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured after a van rammed through crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday in what the Spanish Prime Minister described as a barbaric act of terror. Eyewitnesses reported scenes of panic and chaos as the van plowed down the renowned Las Ramblas […]

US Dismisses North Korea Missile Threat on Guam

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the North Korea threat to launch missile strikes, US has replied that it is yet to confirm any looming attack on her Pacific territory of Guam. The North’s official news agency Tuesday reported the plan which involved firing medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based. The […]

Scaramucci Sacked as Trump Media Chief in Just 10 Days After Appointment

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than 10 days in the post. The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues. Mr Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts with his appointment. […]

Trump Bans Transgender People from Serving in US Military

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Mr. Donald Trump has declared that ”transgender” people will no more be engaged in “any capacity” in the Military. In a series of tweet, Mr. Trump said he had consulted with military experts and cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, […]

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