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Russia Hopes Tehran, Baku To Settle Border Tensions Diplomatically – Foreign Ministry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Moscow expected that Iran and Azerbaijan would resolve the situation on the border through political and diplomatic methods, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. “We consistently advocate reduction of tensions on the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. “We are convinced that all issues in relations between these two states, […]

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Syria: Twin Blasts In Damascus Kill At Least 13

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  At least 13 people have been killed and three others wounded in twin blasts in the Syrian capital Damascus, state media reported on Wednesday. The state-run Syrian News Agency (SANA) said twin explosive devices were detonated in a terrorist attack while a bus was passing at the President Bridge in Damascus. Images […]

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Indonesia, China Begin Feasibility Study On $560m Coal-To-Methanol Plant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Indonesia and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study of a $560-million-U.S. dollars coal-to-methanol plant, according to a recent statement released from Indonesia’s Industry Ministry. Held in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, on Monday, the signing ceremony was attended by Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita and representatives of […]

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Google Faces A Fine Of 20% Of Russian Revenue This Month

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Russia said on Tuesday it would fine U.S. tech giant, Google, a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete content deemed illegal. This is Moscow’s strongest effort yet to rein in foreign tech firms. The communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, said Google had failed to pay 32.5 million roubles ($458,100) […]

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Powell, Former U.S. Secretary Of State, Dies At 84

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gen. Colin Powell, the trailblazing son of the South Bronx who rose to the highest ranks of the U.S. military, died of complications from COVID-19 in spite of being fully vaccinated. He was 84 his family  announced  on  Monday. Powell, who served as the first black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]

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Philippine Police Kill 4 Chinese Nationals In Drug Sting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Philippine police on Monday killed four Chinese nationals during an anti-illegal drugs operation that lead to the confiscation of more than 262 million pesos (5.24 million dollars) worth of crystal meth. The suspects, from Fujian and Shanxi in China, were known distributors of illegal drugs in the capital and surrounding provinces, a […]

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Chinese Economic Growth Slows In 3rd Quarter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Economic growth in China slowed to 4.9 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter, according to data released on Monday by the statistics office. The third quarter figures are the weakest so far this year. China had posted record growth of 18.3 per cent in the first quarter and 7.9 per cent […]

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Former U.S. President Clinton To Be Discharged Sunday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is expected to be discharged from hospital on Sunday after suffering fatigue, his spokesman, Angel Urena said in a statement. The 75-year-old, who served as president from 1993 to 2001, entered the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening after suffering from fatigue. He will […]

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BREAKING: Seven Dies In Afghan Mosque Blast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least seven people were killed and 15 wounded when an explosion hit a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, a doctor told AFP. “So far seven dead and 13 wounded have been brought to our hospital,” the medic in the southern city’s central hospital said. Details later… […]

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Britain: Around 43,000 May Have Been Given Wrong COVID Test Results

(AFRRICAN EXAMINER) –  An estimate of 43,000 people may have been given wrong negative PCR COVID-19 test results in Britain, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said. The Agency said testing operations provided by Immensa Health Clinic at its laboratory in Wolverhampton have been suspended. “It has been suspended following an investigation into reports of […]

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COVID-19 Caused Rise In TB Deaths For First Time In Decade – WHO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The World Health Organisation (WHO) said deaths from Tuberculosis (TB), one of the top infectious killers in the world, increased for the first time in a decade, as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. WHO’s  2021 Global TB report highlighted how years of global progress in tackling the disease had […]

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Over 800 Million People Are Hungry Globally – German NGO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the largest private aid organizations in Germany, Welthungerhilfe has hinted that more than 800 million people are currently going hungry around the world. Welthungerhilfe is politically independent and non-denominational organization that is  fighting hunger around the world and is focusing it works around the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger […]

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Syria Says Israeli Strike In Homs Countryside Killed One Soldier

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A Syrian soldier was killed and three others wounded in an Israeli airstrike in central Homs province. Syrian TV and the state-run Syrian News Agency (SANA) said that shortly after midnight Israeli strikes hit the eastern countryside of Homs, targeting a communications tower and surrounding points. According to the report, the attack […]

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South Korea’s Employment Growth Hits 7.5-Year High

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Korea’s employment growth has hit the highest in seven and a half years in September, indicating a labour market recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, statistical office data showed on Wednesday. The number of those employed totaled 27,683,000 in September, up 671,000 from a year earlier, according to data from Statistics Korea. […]

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Low-Income Countries’ Debt Rises To $850bn In 2020- World Bank Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Low-income countries’ debt rose by 12 per cent to 860 billion dollars in 2020, the International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2022 report of the World Bank says. The report was released on Monday at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Washington. The report said that governments around the world responded […]

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American Actor Granville Adams Dies After Battling Cancer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – American actor, Granville Adams, popularly known as the lead character Zahir Arif in the prison series, Oz, has died at the age of 58 after battling cancer. In a statement by his family via his Instagram page, the actor died with his wife, Christina, by his side. Though the family statement was […]

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Facebook Proposes Feature To ‘Nudge’ Teens Away From Harmful Content

(AFRICAN EXEMINER) – A Facebook executive said Sunday that the company would introduce new measures on its apps to prompt teens away from harmful content, as U.S lawmakers scrutinize how Facebook and subsidiaries like Instagram affect young people’s mental health. Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, also expressed openness to the idea of […]

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California Makes It Illegal To Remove Condom Without Consent

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – California has made it illegal to remove a condom during sex without verbal consent, a practice popularly known as “stealthing.” Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Thursday that classifies the removal of a condom without consent as “sexual battery.” “By passing this bill, we are underlining the importance of consent,” the […]

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Pakistan Faces Dengue Fever Scare, As COVID-19 Subsides

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An outbreak of dengue fever has hit major Pakistani cities, overwhelming hospitals and further exhausting health workers already fatigued by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Wednesday. Hospitals in the capital Islamabad and eastern city of Lahore were running out of beds in the isolation wards as patients with the symptoms of […]

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Billions Of Dollars Lost As Facebook Shuts Out 2.9 Billion Subscribers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The global economy lost billions of dollars as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram as it shut down at about 4.42pm on Monday. According to NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages and their impact, the outage had already cost the global economy about $160m per hour. Facebook stock had gone down by about 5.5 per cent. […]

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