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Trump Breaks Silence On Navalny Death, Says US ‘In Decline’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Donald Trump on Monday ended his lengthy silence on the death of Alexei Navalny, in a statement that avoided criticism of the Kremlin and instead portrayed the Russian opposition leader’s sudden passing as a sign of a collapsing United States. Navalny died in unexplained circumstances at age 47 in an Arctic prison […]

Top UN Court Rejects South Africa’s Request For More Gaza Measures

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN’s top court Friday rejected South Africa’s request to put more legal pressure on Israel to halt a threatened offensive against the Gaza city of Rafah, saying it was “bound to comply with existing measures.” Pretoria has already filed a complaint against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in […]

Trump Fined $355m, Banned From New York Business In Fraud Trial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A New York judge ordered Donald Trump to pay $355 million over fraud allegations and banned him from running companies in the state for three years Friday in a major blow to his business empire and financial standing. Trump — almost certain to be the Republican presidential nominee this November — was […]

French Court Confirms Former President Sarkozy One-Year Prison Sentence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Paris appeals court on Wednesday confirmed a conviction for former president Nicolas Sarkozy over illegal campaign financing but lightened his original one-year prison sentence. The appeals court said he should serve six months, with another six months suspended. The ruling was still harsher than the one-year suspended sentence that prosecutors called […]

UK Unemployment Rate Worsen By 3.8%

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s unemployment rate dipped in the final quarter of last year but wage growth eased as the country’s inflation stayed elevated, official data showed Tuesday. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in the three months to the end of November, the Office for National Statistics said in a […]

Biden Joins TikTok Ahead Of 2024 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Joe Biden belatedly joined TikTok on Sunday, marking his debut on the social media platform with a 26-second video. The move comes after fierce US government criticism of the video-sharing platform in recent years, most notably from Republicans but also from the Biden administration. TikTok is owned by Chinese firm […]

UK Leader Sunak Pays More Than $630,000 In Taxes In 2023

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, a former banker, paid more than 500,000 pounds ($630,000) in taxes in 2023, his office revealed on Friday. The 43-year-old, who has been prime minister since October 2022, had revenues of 2.2 million pounds in the 2022-23 tax year, a 13-percent increase on the previous year, according […]

King Charles III Diagnosed With Cancer – Buckingham Palace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and has begun treatment, Buckingham Palace said on Monday, just a week after he was discharged from hospital for prostate surgery. Following the announcement, the 75-year-old Charles’s estranged son Prince Harry made it known that he had spoken with the king […]

IMF Says Central Banks Should Not Rush Into Rate Cuts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –The IMF sees a greater risk to the global economy if central banks start cutting interest rates too soon than if they move “slightly” too late, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Thursday. The US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank (ECB) and others have held interest rates elevated in recent months in an […]

Tunisia, UN Agency Sign Deal To Boost Social Protection For Farmers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Tunisia inked an agreement to improve social protection for Tunisia’s agricultural workers, the Tunisian Ministry of Social Affairs said. The agreement was signed in Tunis by Tunisia’s Social Affairs Minister Malek Ezzahi and Mohamed Amrani, acting representative for FAO’s subregional office for North Africa. […]

US Pledges Economic Partnership With Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has assured Nigerians of his country’s willingness to promote economic ties in his official visit to President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The African Examiner writes that Secretary Blinken , who is presently on an African tour, arrived at the Presidential Villa […]

Blinken To Meet Key West African Presidents To Rally Support

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday meets the presidents of Nigeria and Ivory Coast in a bid to forge a united front with key African democracies as crises engulf the world. In Abidjan, Blinken will meet Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, a veteran leader who has won US praise for consolidating […]

Trump Trial Delayed Over Juror COVID Symptoms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Donald Trump’s sexual assault defamation trial was delayed after a juror reported COVID symptoms Monday, the eve of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary vote. The juror in the civil case, at which Trump says he will testify, reported symptoms of fever, as did one of Trump’s lawyers who had a separate […]

Israel Launches Air Strikes In Syria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Israel launched pre-dawn air strikes near the Syrian capital on Tuesday, state media said citing a military source, at a time of heightened regional tensions over the Gaza war. Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Israel had targeted a military position that also housed members of Lebanon’s Iran-backed […]

UK Inflation Unexpectedly Quickens

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British inflation unexpectedly rose in December, data showed Wednesday, dashing expectations of a slowdown, dimming hopes of an early interest rate cut and prolonging a cost-of-living squeeze before an election. The Consumer Prices Index accelerated slightly to four percent last month, as rising alcohol and tobacco prices sparked the first increase since […]

Trump Back On Trial For Defamation In Sexual Assault Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Donald Trump is expected to be back in court Tuesday in New York for a civil case in which he has already been found liable for sexually abusing and defaming the writer E. Jean Carroll. A jury in May of last year concluded that Trump sexually assaulted her in the dressing room […]

Protesters Storm White House In Gaza’s Support As War Enters 100th Day

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thousands of pro-Palestine protesters marched in Washington, London and elsewhere on Saturday as part of a “global day of action” to demand an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza fighting and to oppose US and British support for Israel. In Washington, large crowds waved Palestinian flags as the mostly young protesters — many […]

Fireworks, Weapons Light Up Skies As World Enters 2024

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fireworks illuminated skies over Paris, Rio and Sydney to celebrate the entry to 2024, while rockets and strikes marked the year’s earliest hours in Israel, Gaza and Ukraine. Much of the world’s population — now more than eight billion — is hoping to shake off high living costs and global tumult in […]

China’s Economy Is ‘More Resilient,’ Says President Xi In New Year Speech

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Sunday his country’s economy had weathered a storm and grown “more resilient and dynamic” this year, in a speech to the nation marking the new year. Xi also promised in an address broadcast on state-run channel CCTV that China would “surely be reunified” — a reference […]

Netanyahu Says Gaza War Exacting ‘Heavy Price’ On Israel Army

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the Gaza war was exacting a “very heavy price” as the toll of soldiers killed in fighting with Hamas mounted. “This is a difficult morning, after a very difficult day of fighting in Gaza,” he said after the army announced 14 soldiers had been […]

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