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No Place For This Kind Of Violence, Says Biden After Trump Rally Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States President Joe Biden led the condemnation after his election rival Donald Trump was wounded in a shooting incident at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday that also reportedly killed at least one bystander. Political leaders on both sides of the aisle slammed the violence minutes after the Republican candidate was […]

Labour Party Set For Landslide Win In UK Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s main opposition Labour party looks set for a landslide election win, exit polls indicated on Thursday, ending 14 years of right-wing Conservative rule marked by financial austerity, Brexit division and scandal. As polling stations closed at 10:00 pm (2100 GMT), the survey for UK broadcasters suggested centre-left Labour would win 410 […]

Hurricane Beryl Kills 5, Hurtles Towards Jamaica

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hurricane Beryl was hurtling towards Jamaica Tuesday as a monster Category 5 storm, after killing at least five people and causing widespread destruction in a deadly sweep across the southeastern Caribbean. Though expected to weaken slightly later Tuesday, the hurricane is still on track to slam into Jamaica on Wednesday as a […]

113 Countries Yet To Have Woman Head Of State – UN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women has said 113 countries have never had a woman Head of State and only 26 are led by a woman today. The UN Women, in a new figure on gender equality released on Monday, said […]

United States Awards $26.6m Grants To 33 Nigerian Companies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says it has awarded 26.6 million dollars in co-investment grants to 33 companies in Nigeria through its global hunger and food security initiative. Ms Michelle Corzine, Director of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Power, USAID, announced this at a partnership meeting on Monday in Abuja. […]

Israel Attacks Hezbollah Positions In Lebanon As UN Chief Urges Calm

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Israeli army announced on Friday that it conducted airstrikes against Iran-backed militia Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon in response to ongoing attacks on northern Israel. There were no reports of injuries, according to a statement issued by the Israeli military on Friday evening. The information could not be independently verified. UN […]

Ukraine Accuses North Korea Of Helping Russia Murder Civilians

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A senior Ukrainian presidential aide on Wednesday said North Korea was helping Russia kill Ukrainian civilians and called for greater international isolation of both countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday signed a comprehensive strategic partnership, deepening military and political ties that have flourished since […]

Biden Pledges Not To Pardon Son Or Commute Sentence

Biden Pledges Not To Pardon Son Or Commute Sentence (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not pardon his son Hunter or commute any sentence following Hunter’s conviction on charges of lying about his drug addiction while buying a handgun. “No,” Biden replied when reporters at a G7 summit press […]

Far-Right Gains, Weaker Macron, Other EU Vote Takeaways

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Far-right parties made striking gains in European Union elections on Sunday, while the ultimate losers were French President Emmanuel Macron — and the Greens. Here are five takeaways from the vote which saw Europe’s centrist political groups emerge relatively unscathed and higher turnout than in 2019 among the bloc’s 27 states. – […]

European Union Increases Schengen Visa Fee To €90

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) has raised Schengen visa application fees from €80 to €90 for adult African and other non-EU citizens. According to the European Commission, the new visa fees will come into effect on June 11, 2024. “All visa applications submitted on or after this date will be subject to the […]

UK’s Sunak Dismisses Resignation Talk After D-Day Row

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday dismissed rumours that he would quit before the July 4 general election, as criticism about his early departure from D-Day commemoration events rumbled on. The Conservative leader issued an apology after outrage from veterans’ groups that he declined to join other world leaders at an […]

Tinubu Congratulates Mexico’s First Female President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Ms. Claudia Sheinbaum on her historic election as the first female President of the United Mexican States (Mexico). Presidential Spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said Sheinbaum won the Mexican presidential election by a landslide, becoming the first female President in the country […]

Several Killed In Syria By Suspected Israeli Strikes 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) Several people were killed in a suspected Israeli attack near Aleppo in north-western Syria, state media reported early Monday citing a military source. The area around Aleppo was targeted by airstrikes overnight, it said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported missiles had hit the positions of a pro-Iranian militia […]

Trump Campaign Announces $35m Raised After Conviction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Donald Trump’s campaign said Friday it had raised $35 million in online small-dollar donations after he was convicted in his New York hush money trial, boasting that the verdict had galvanized his support “like never before.” The record-shattering figure amounted to almost double the next best fundraising day for the campaign on […]

Trump Found Guilty On All 34 Counts In Porn Star Hush Money Trial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Donald Trump has now become the first ex- U.S. president to be convicted of a crime when a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying documents to cover up a payment to silence a porn star ahead of the 2016 election. After two days of deliberation, the 12-member jury unanimously pronounced […]

Macron To Meet Scholz At Climax Of 3-Day State Visit To Germany

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – French President Emmanuel Macron is to hold talks with Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday on the final day of his three-day state visit to Germany. They would visit along with government ministers from both countries. Their talks would centre on European competition policy and cooperation in defence. Before the talks are held […]

UK Holds General Election July 4, Says PM Sunak

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that the country will hold a general election on July 4. “I spoke with His Majesty the King to request the dissolution of parliament. The king has granted this request and we will have a general election on July 4,” Sunak said in 10 Downing Street. […]

Trump Campaign Deletes ‘Reich’ Video As Biden Assails Rival

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Donald Trump’s social media account on Tuesday removed a video showing fake headlines about a “unified reich” if he wins the 2024 US election, as President Joe Biden accused his election rival of using “Hitler’s language.” Trump’s campaign blamed an inattentive staffer for reposting the 30-second clip, which flashed a series of […]

Huge Crowds In Iran Capital For President’s Funeral

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers for late president Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday as huge crowds thronged the capital Tehran for his funeral procession. Flanked by top officials, Khamenei said prayers over the coffins of the eight dead from Sunday’s helicopter crash, who also included foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. A […]

IMF Cautions On Timing Of UK Rate Cut

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said the Bank of England should be mindful over when to start cutting interest rates or risk harming an economy recently out of recession. The warning came as the IMF ramped up its UK economic growth forecast but warned over “difficult” fiscal choices to stabilise debt, […]

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