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Belgian King Apologises to DR Congo for Colonial Era Cruelty

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Belgian King Philippe has expressed regret for the acts of cruelty committed during the years that his ancestor, Leopold II, presided over what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as his personal property. In a letter to DRC President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday, Philippe wrote for the first time of his […]

Trump Deletes Video With ‘White Power’ Slogan, After Backlash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted and then deleted a video in which his supporters could be heard repeating a “white power” slogan, in the latest instance in which the president was accused of inflaming racial tensions. The phrase is often used by far-right white nationalists and prompted a backlash from within the […]

Video of Sex in UN Official Car Deeply Disturbing –Official

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations (UN) says it has launched investigation into a viral video showing a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel. Spokesman of the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric, told UN correspondents in New York on Friday that the organisation was “shocked and deeply disturbed” by […]

EU May Bar US Travelers Over COVID-19 Failure as Borders Reopen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Travelers from the US may be included among those to be barred from entering European countries as plan has reached top gear to reopen external borders July 1. The resolution was reached at the EU ambassadors meeting which held Wednesday. The alarming rate in which the virus is spreading in the US, […]

Eton College Apologises to Nigerian Ex-Student For Racism

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The headmaster of Eton College has apologized to Nigerian writer, Dillibe Onyeama, for the racism he experienced at the college. The headmaster of the prestigious British public school, Simon Henderson, told the BBC that he is “appalled” by the racism experienced by Onyeama who is the first black person […]

Saudi Arabia Bars International Pilgrims From 2020 Hajj Over Covid-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Finally, the Saudi Arabia authority has declared that international pilgrims will not be allowed to perform this year’s Hajj, The move is to check the spread of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the normal practice, the kingdom’s authority has finalized that only a very limited number of people currently living in the […]

Facebook Removes Trump Campaign Ads for Containing Symbol Linked to Nazis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Facebook on Thursday took down Trump campaign ads that featured a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, saying the posts breached the platform’s policy on hate. “We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organised hate,’’ a Facebook spokesperson told dpa in an emailed statement. “Our policy prohibits using […]

U.S. Missionary Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes In Kenya Orphanage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An American Christian missionary has pleaded guilty in a US court to sexually abusing young girls at the orphanage he started in Kenya. Gregory Dow, 61, admitted to four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign place. The orphanage which was in operation from 2008 to […]

Senior African UN Officials Condemn Systemic Racism In U.S.

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twenty-two senior United Nations officials have issued a joint statement condemning “pervasive and systemic racism” in the United States and beyond. The officials, who are Africans or of African descent, urged authorities and the international community to “go beyond and do more” than just condemning the act. Among the signatories are the […]

George Floyd: Protesters in UK Pull Down Slave Trader Edward Colston’s Statue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Protesters have pulled down a famous slave trader’s statue, Edward Colston in Bristol, UK, as anti-racism protests entered its day two across the country, following the death of an African-American, George Floyd. The incident occurred after peaceful demonstrations in central London Saturday in which clashes were recorded between the protesters and police. On Sunday, […]

Britain to Hold Nationwide Kneeling Rally for George Floyd

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Anti-racism and Black Lives Matter groups plan to hold a rally in central London and a nationwide kneeling on Wednesday to protest the death of African American man George Floyd in U.S. police custody. Black Lives Matter in London encouraged protesters to wear red at an afternoon rally in Hyde Park to “protest […]

AfDB Crisis: Nigeria’s MAGA Group Writes Trump

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Friends of President Donald Trump in Nigeria named ‘MAGA Group’ has written a strongly worded letter to President Donald Trump describing in detail how the recent position of the US Secretary of State ,Robert Munichin is damaging American interest across Africa at a time of Chinese insistent resurgence on the continent. The […]

Twitter Places Warning on Trump Post, Says Tweet Glorifies Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -Twitter said Friday that President Donald Trump violated its rules against glorifying violence when he tweeted about protests over the death of George Floyd. The company, which is already embroiled in a dispute with the president over what is acceptable on the platform, did not remove the tweet. On Thursday, with fires burning […]

Four Minneapolis Police Officer Fired After Killing A Black Man Pinned to the Ground

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn’t breathe, officials said Tuesday. The FBI is investigating the incident, which drew widespread condemnation of the officers after a video showing part […]

Saudi Arabia Okays Mosques to Open for Friday Prayers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabi has issued a directive that Mosques are to reopen for Friday prayers this week, The African Examiner reports. According to the ministry in a circular it issued, stressing that as the Kingdom relaxes measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, mosques will be open […]

German Government to Bailout Lufthansa Amid Covid-19 Loses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, both sides announced on Monday. The deal, which provides for aid and equity measures worth nine billion euros ($9.8 billion), is yet to be approved by Lufthansa’s supervisory board and […]

Britain Requires Travelers From Abroad to Enter 14-Day Self Quarantine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All travelers entering Britain after June 8 must self-isolate for two weeks in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel announced at a news conference on Friday. Travellers entering the country must provide an address and contact details where they intend to stay. Anyone failing to go into quarantine […]

Many Passengers Killed, Houses Destroyed as Commercial Plane Crashes In Pakistan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many passengers have been feared dead as a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore. Reports said emergency services have arrived scene, but yet to confirm casualties so far, still, many of the passengers are believed to have died. The Flight – PK8303 was carrying about 91 passengers and eight […]

Trump Threatens to Pull U.S. Funding To WHO Permanently

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to permanently pull funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO) if it does not commit to “major substantive improvements” within 30 days, according to a letter to the WHO chief shared by Trump on Twitter. In a four-page letter to WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump set […]

BREAKING: Chinese Ambassador to Israel Found Dead At Home

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – China’s Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has died in his apartment in a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israeli media report. Mr Du, 58, was found dead in his bed and the cause of his death has not yet been reported. He was only appointed ambassador in February having previously served as China’s […]

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