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Lebanese Judge Orders Detention Of Top Officials Over Beirut Explosion

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Beirut judge has ordered the detention of the director of Lebanese customs and a port director, after the massive blast which ripped through the capital city’s port. This is according to a report by the Lebanese National News agency. Tuesday’s explosion killed 154 people and injured more than 4,000, according to […]

16 Killed, Many Injured in Indian Plane Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 16 people have been reportedly killed when an Air India Express plane with 191 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala. The aircraft, according to India’s aviation authority, was en route from Dubai, when it skidded off the runway and broke in two […]

Beirut Explosion: Residents Accuse Govt Of Corruption; Seek France Support

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – People in Beirut have berated the government over alleged, corruption and negligence on the Tuesday devastating explosion which rocked the city and asked the French authority to come to their aid. The residents who expressed anger while the French President Emmanuel Macron was on a sympathy visit accused the authorities of corruption, neglect and […]

Plane with UN Medical Supplies Arrives in Beirut

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twenty tons of UN supplies to treat people injured by the massive blast in Beirut have reached the Lebanese capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. An aircraft delivered the WHO shipment that covers 1,000 trauma interventions and 1,000 surgeries. The UN health agency said in a statement that it would […]

New York’s Health Commissioner Resigns Over Poor COVID-19 Handling

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New York’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Oxiris Barbot, has resigned over alleged under-utilisation of the department’s “incomparable disease control expertise.” “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the […]

Lebanon Mourns After Massive Explosion Hits Beirut

Lebanon is in mourning after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 78 people and injured more than 4,000 others on Tuesday. The whole city was shaken by the blast, which began with a fire at the port which exploded into a mushroom cloud. President Michel Aoun said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium […]

Lebanese Foreign Minister Resigns to Protest Govt’s Poor Performance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti submitted his resignation on Monday to protest the government’s poor performance, warning that Lebanon could become a “failed state.” Hitti said he wished government members would reconsider many policies and practices to prioritise the interests of the citizens and the country. If those in power did not […]

After Recovery, Brazilian Bolsonaro Ignores COVID-19 Warning, Shakes Hands With Crowd

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, on Friday, again ignored some safety measures recommended for preventing the spread of COVID-19, shaking hands with supporters during a visit to the southern city of Bage, local media reported. Bolsonaro was visiting the city, six days after he had announced his recovery from COVID-19 in the country […]

Dubai Crown Prince Pays $120k Hospital Bill Of Nigerian Couple Stranded With Quadruplets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, popularly known as Fazza has shown kindness to a Nigerian couple stranded in Dubai over huge hospital bills. The couple, Tijani and Suliyah Abdulkareem had been stranded at the hospital since July 1 over $120,000 as hospital bills to deliver their Quadruplets. The babies were said […]

Former Republican Presidential Aspirant, Herman Cain, Dies from COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential Aspirant and affable business magnate, died Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus. Cain, 74, first went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment on July 1, his staff had said. His death was announced on Herman Cain’s website and Facebook page. “Herman Cain – our boss, our […]

Viral Sex Video: UN Suspends Another Employee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations says it has identified and placed on administrative leave without pay another staff member involved in a recent viral sex video in Israel. Mr Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, disclosed this during the daily news briefing held virtually on Monday Haq said: “A third male international staff […]

COVID-19: US Orders China To Close Consulate in Houston

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States, US has given China this Friday, July 25, as deadline for it to close its consulate in Houston, Texas. US State Department said the decision was taken “in order to protect American intellectual property”. The US State Department released a statement shortly after Mr. Wang spoke on Wednesday. “We […]

France: Nantes Cathedral Inferno Linked To Arson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The fire incident which broke at the Cathedral in the French city of Nantes has been linked to suspected arsonists. French Prosecutor, Pierre Sennes said three fires were started at the site and an investigation into suspected arson was under way, Sennes confirmed that the national police would be involved in the […]

UN Announces Second Winners of Nelson Mandela Prize

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations on Friday announced winners of its Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize for 2020. They are Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis, a philanthropist and human rights defender from Greece, and Dr Morissanda Kouyaté, a leading gender advocate from Guinea. President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, announced the laureates in a […]

Detectives Hunt for Killer Of Gokada CEO, Fahim Saleh

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Detectives in New York, are hunting for a suspect in the gruesome murder of Fahim Saleh, the Chief Executive Officer of Lagos-based motorcycle-hailing company, Gokada. The decapitated and dismembered body of Saleh, 33, was found in his luxury Manhattan apartment following an alarm raised by his distraught sister. According to the New […]

COVID-19: Finally, Trump Wears Mask in Public

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. President Donald Trump surprised the world by wearing a mask in public for the first time since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trump had previously refused to wear masks in public, although he had said he would if in a crowd and could not maintain physical distance from […]

Drama as Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria Walks Out on Reps Panel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Houssam Diab, on Thursday, walked out on members of the Nigerian House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, at a meeting which lawmakers now say was informal.   Mr Diab was reportedly asked to appear before the committee to explain the alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in Lebanon. […]

WHO Begins Study on Origin Of COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) says its experts will travel to China to work together with their Chinese counterparts to prepare scientific plans for identifying the zoonotic source of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). WHO, in a statement posted on its website, said the experts would develop the scope and Term of Reference (TOR) […]

Hajj 2020: Saudi Arabia Mandates Use Of Face Masks; Bans Touching Of Kaaba

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Saudi Arabia authorities have mandated wearing of face masks at all times, for the 2020 Hajj intending pilgrims. In addition to this, the Kingdom said it would ensure workers do not allow overcrowding or gatherings during the pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia recently decalraed that only few thousands who reside in the country […]

U.S. COVID-19 Assistance to Nigeria Hits N15.5bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States’ COVID-19 emergency aid to Nigeria rose to $41.3 million (N15.5 billion) as of Thursday, according to the Department of State. This represents an additional 11.3 million dollars (N4.2 billion) compared with the 30 million dollars (N11.2 billion) assistance to Nigeria announced by the U.S. in May. In a statement […]

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