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Spain’s Daily Coronavirus Case, Death Toll Fall For 2nd Day In Row

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Saturday as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was expected to announce a new extension to lockdown measures that have confined most Spaniards to their homes for three weeks. The total death toll rose to 11,744 – the world’s second […]

Oil Prices Surge As Saudi Arabia, Russia Sue For Truce

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global oil prices have reportedly surged after US President Donald Trump said he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to end a feud that has driven the product prices to 18-year lows. Trump tweeted “I expect & hope” the two countries would agree to cut supply by 10 million barrels “and maybe substantially more”. […]

Saudi Arabia Urges Intending 2020 Pilgrims to Delay Bookings Over COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Saudi Arabia authority has requested Muslims intending to be part of this year’s Hajj rites to delay booking. The request follows uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, still raging in various countries across the world. Hajj Minister, Mohammed Banten said Tuesday that the Saudi Arabia kingdom was concerned about the safety of pilgrims, […]

Prince Charles Ends Self-Isolation After Coronavirus Infection

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s Prince Charles has ended his self-isolation following his positive test for the novel coronavirus, his office said. “Having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation,” Clarence House said, using another of Charles’ royal titles. Clarence House reported on Wednesday that Charles, 71, had tested positive for […]

BREAKING: UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. “Together […]

Turkey Extends Virus Restrictions to Supermarkets, Public Transport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Turkey on Tuesday announced nationwide restrictions on supermarkets and public transport to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the death toll rose to 37. The Interior Ministry said that supermarkets and grocery stores will only be opened between 9 am (0600 GMT) and 9 p.m, and that there will be limits […]

EU Sets to Impose 30-day Travel Ban On ‘Outsiders’

…Postpones EURO 2020 Football Games (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) is set to ban travelers from outside the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis. The measure is reportedly expected to apply to 26 EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, with […]

Brazilian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Meeting With Trump, Pence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bolsonaro also came in contact with a number of other politicians, including Vice President Mike Pence, Sen, Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott as well as the entire First Family. Despite the fact that they came in such close contact with two men who have tested positive for the virus, no one […]

Trump Announces New Travel Restrictions To Combat Spread CoronaVirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has announced extensive new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the new coronavirus – Covid-19. Trump in a televised address Wednesday, said all travel from European countries would be suspended for the next 30 days. He however noted “strong but necessary” restrictions would […]

3,500 Passengers, Crew on Cruise Ship Wait Off California Coast For Coronavirus Screening

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A cruise ship carrying 3,500 people Friday waited off the coast of California while tests for the new coronavirus – Covid-19 are carried out on them. Earlier, one passenger died and at least four others became infected on a previous voyage by the ship – the Grand Princess. Reports said Californian Governor, Gavin Newsom […]

Coronavirus Infection Rages As Saudi Arabia Records First Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Saudi Arabia authorities have announced the first coronavirus case in the Kingdom. The case according to Arab News Monday was identified in a Saudi citizen traveling from Iran to the country through Bahrain. The report said the person did not disclose to Saudi authorities that they had visited Iran before Bahrain. […]

Iran’s Health Minister Tested Positive to Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Iran’s Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi and an MP Mahmoud Sadeghi, have both tested positive to the new coronavirus Covid – 19. The development happened as the country struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15. The country is one of three hot-spots outside China causing concern that the virus could be becoming a pandemic. […]

Wikileaks Founder, Assange Divulges Sources; Risks 175 Years Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has reportedly revealed the names of sources who subsequently “disappeared” after putting them at risk. A lawyer for the US government made the claim at Woolwich Crown Court, in London, on the opening day of Mr. Assange’s extradition hearing. The court was allegedly told that the Australian, 48, was guilty […]

UK Stops Visas For Low Skilled Workers in Post-Brexit Immigration Policies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Kingdom UK authority has declared that low-skilled workers would no longer be granted visas under the post-Brexit immigration plans. Consequently, employers have been urged to “move away” from relying on “cheap labour” from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology. The UK Home Office said the EU and […]

About 40 Americans on Quarantine Cruise Ship in Japan Infected With Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new coronavirus is still ravaging unabated as the forty Americans being taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is reportedly being infected. US officials said among 400 people from the US leaving the vessel were docked in Japan. Reports said most are due to depart for the US on two government-chartered aircraft. However, those […]

#Coronavirus: WHO DG Arrives China As Death Toll Hits 81

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The death toll in China’s new and raging coronavirus has risen to 81, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. Following the outbreak, the National new Year holiday has been extended by three days till Sunday, in an attempt to contain the spread. On Monday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Wuhan, the capital of Hubei […]

UN Chief, Deputy Mourn Victims Of Sudanese Plane Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his Deputy, Ms Amina Mohammed, have expressed sadness over Thursday’s plane crash in Sudan that reportedly killed no fewer than all 18 people. Reports say four children and three judges were among the dead in the accident involving a Sudanese military plane. “The Secretary-General is saddened at the […]

Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 16 People Dead

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 16 inmates were killed and five wounded in clashes at a prison in central Mexico, security officials said on Wednesday. Police reinforcements who entered the prison in Zacatecas after the riot erupted found four guns and several sharp objects that could be used for stabbing. Zacatecas state security chief Ismael Camberos […]

Protesters Attack US Embassy in Iraq, Condemn Deadly Air strikes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Protesters enraged by the recent deadly US air strikes targeted at an Iran-backed Iraqi militia have attacked the US embassy compound in the capital Baghdad. While responding, the US troops fired tear gas to disperse the crowd that breached the outer wall of the compound, which is in the capital’s heavily fortified Green […]

US President, Donald Trump Impeached for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- — The House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, making him the third president in history to be charged with committing high crimes and misdemeanors and face removal by the Senate. On a day of constitutional consequence and raging partisan tension, the votes on the two articles […]

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