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U.S. ‘ll Defend Taiwan Militarily In Case Of Attack – Biden

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States (U.S.) would defend Taiwan militarily if it was attacked, U.S. President Joe Biden said at a news conference in Japan. Biden added that China had no right to seize the island by force. Asked by a journalist whether the U.S. would defend Taiwan militarily in the case of an […]

Nigeria, UAE to Further Extend Bilateral Ties – Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his determination to do more to ensure the growth and intensification of the strategic partnership between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a short interaction with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the new Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE during a […]

Buhari Joins Prayers For Late UAE President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), joined the Muslim faithful to observe Jummah prayers, at which prayers were said for the repose of the soul of the late President of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. A statement by the President’s media aide, Malam Garba […]

UN Agency Raises Hope For Families Separated At U.S.-Mexico Border  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reassured families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border that they will be supported in reuniting with their loved ones. The UN agency said it will support qualified individuals living in the United States who were affected by family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border between January 20, […]

Karine Jean-Pierre Assumes Duty As New White House Press Secretary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday assumed duty as the new White House press secretary, acknowledging the historic nature of her role and pledging to maintain a transparent dialogue. Jean-Pierre, 44-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants, made history as the first black woman as she took over from Jen Psaki. Her father worked as a […]

Several People Shot At California Church, Says Sheriff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Multiple people were shot Sunday at a church in Laguna Woods in California’s Orange County, prompting a major response from Orange County Sheriff’s officials and other first responders. The number of casualties was not clear. The shooting occurred at the Church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road. The sheriff’s department […]

Sheikh Bin Zayed Elected New UAE President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has been elected the new President of the United Arab Emirates. According to Khaleej Times, Zayed succeeds his brother Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who died on Friday, at the age of 73. The 61-year-old leader will be the country’s third president and 17th Ruler of Abu […]

UN Chief Mourns Al Jazeera Journalist, Shireen Akleh

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has followed with great sadness the funeral of Palestinian-American journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, in occupied East Jerusalem. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a statement on Friday, said the UN chief was moved by the outpouring of sympathy from thousands of Palestinian mourners over the past […]

Late Sheikh Khalifa Zayed Was A Visionary Leader

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has said the death of United Arab Emirate (UAE),President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed “has robbed the world of one of its visionary and most remarkable leaders of modern times.” Buhari, while reacting to the demise of Khalifa yesterday in a statement issued yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant on […]

Mike Tyson Won’t Face Criminal Charges For Punching Plane Passenger

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges after punching a man multiple times before a flight out of San Francisco last month. The announcement came on Tuesday following an investigation by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. It says the circumstances preceding the April 20 confrontation led […]

UN Body Opposes Attacks On Children, Teachers, Education Facilities In Ukraine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has lent its voice to that of the international community in condemning and calling for an immediate end to all attacks against children, teachers and schools in Ukraine. This coming at the wake of the bombing […]

American Billionaire Becomes New Owner Of Chelsea

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Todd Boehly’s consortium has signed an agreement to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich, according to the English club. This was announced by Chelsea on Saturday after Abramovich put the club for sale in March. According to available information, the deal is expected to be completed in late May after all necessary regulatory […]

New UK Visa Exempts Nigerian University Graduates

The United Kingdom is set to begin issuance of a new visa that allows holders of first degrees, masters, and doctorates to travel to the country and work in fields such as science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship by May 30. The visa – high potential individual visa, allows applicants to relocate to the UK without […]

Russia Expels Seven Danish Diplomats

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Russia expelled seven Danish embassy workers on Thursday in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Denmark. “On May 5, the Danish ambassador to Russia, Carsten Søndergaard, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry because Copenhagen unjustifiably declared 15 employees of the Russian embassy and trade mission in Denmark undesirable. “And because […]

Iranian Attempts To Kill Pompeo, U.S. Officials Are ‘Real’ – Blinken

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Iran’s attempts to assassinate former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are real and ongoing, his successor, Antony Blinken, told Congress on Tuesday. Testifying before a Senate panel, Blinken acknowledged details made public last month in a sensitive State Department report that outlined a security arrangement for the former secretary involving round-the-clock government […]

(BREAKING) : Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twitter on Monday confirmed it is selling the platform to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk in a deal valued at $44 billion. The sale was a dramatic shift for the board, which had originally maneuvered to block Musk from taking the social media network private. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning […]

Putin Accuses West Of Plotting To Kill Russian Journalist

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday claimed that his main spy agency had foiled a Western plot to kill a prominent Russian journalist. “This morning, the Federal Security Service stopped the activities of a terrorist group that planned to attack and kill one famous Russian TV journalist. “They have moved to terror, […]

Iraqi Cities Suspend Flights Due To Heavy Dust Storm

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Airports of Baghdad and Najaf on Wednesday, suspended flights after a heavy dust storm hit central Iraq and impaired visibility. The Baghdad International Airport said in a statement that the flights were being suspended because of bad weather and visibility of fewer than 500 meters.’’ He added that flights would resume if […]

Canada Imposes Sanctions On Putin’s Daughters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canada announced on Tuesday that it would place sanctions on 14 associates of the Russian government, including President Vladimir Putin’s two daughters. Mélanie Joly, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that they would answer for their crimes. “We will continue to impose severe costs on the Russian regime in […]

Many Dead As Explosions Hit School In Afghan Capital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Afghan security officials said on Tuesday that at least three explosions targeted a school in the west of Kabul. The Afghan Interior Ministry Spokesperson, Abdul Nafay Takoor, told dpa that the blasts targeted AbdulRaheem Shaheed School, located in the city’s police district 18. He said an investigation was underway; details would be […]

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