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Sexual Harassment: Biden Calls On New York Governor To Resign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Joe Biden has called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign  after an investigation found that he had sexually harassed 11 women. Biden, at a White House press conference on Tuesday, said he believed the prominent democrat should resign. When asked if the governor should be impeached, Biden said, […]

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Indian Army Helicopter Crashes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A helicopter belonging to the Indian army on Tuesday crashed in a dam in the northern state of Punjab, local media reports said. So far there have been no immediate reports of any casualty in the crash. The helicopter crashed in Ranjit Sagar Dam of Pathankot district. “We received information that an […]

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UN General Assembly Creates New Permanent Forum Of People Of African Descent

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Capping years of deliberations, the UN General Assembly on Monday established a new platform to improve the lives of African-descendants, who had suffered racism, racial discrimination and a legacy of enslavement around the globe, for centuries. The 193-member body unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the United Nations Permanent Forum of People of […]

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COVID-19: U.S Delivers 4 Million Doses Moderna Vaccines To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S Mission to Nigeria has stated that the 4,000, 080 Moderna vaccines doses donated to Nigeria was part of President Joe Biden’s commitment to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. Ms Kathleen FitzGibbon, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, said this at the official handover of the vaccines at the national briefing […]

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(BREAKING) US Court Orders Arrest Of Abba Kyari Over Alleged Fraud With Hushpuppi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A United States court has issued a warrant of arrest for a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari. According to a court document obtained by Peoples Gazette, Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down […]

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US Former President Barack Obama Joins NBA Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – National Basketball Association (NBA), the top-flight professional basketball league in the United States of America (USA) has announced that former President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner. The NBA has a decades-long history in Africa and opened an African headquarters in Johannesburg in 2010. The Basketball Africa League […]

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WHO Partners Ondo State Govt To Scale Up COVID-19 Testing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently supporting the Ondo State Government in scaling up COVID-19 sample collection and testing services in the state. The intervention was informed following a decline in most of the COVID-19 monitoring indices in the state. In first week of February this year, the number of samples […]

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Slice Of Charles, Diana’s Wedding Cake To Be Auctioned After 40 Years Of Wedlock

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A slice of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s wedding cake is up for sale 40 years after Charles and Diana tied the knot. The anniversary of their fairy-tale royal nuptials, when the heir to the British throne married shy 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer in the grand St Paul’s Cathedral on July […]

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Nigerian Consulate In New York To Enrol Nationals For NIN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York says it is making arrangement to enroll Nigerians within its jurisdiction for the National Identification Number (NIN) in line with the directive from the Federal Government. The Consul-General, Amb. Lot Egopija, stated at a hybrid Town Hall meeting held at Nigeria House in New York […]

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France Hand US First Olympic Basketball Defeat In 17 Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S lost an Olympic men’s basketball match for the first time in 17 years on Sunday when they started the Tokyo Games with a 76-83 loss to France. The American team led by eight points at half-time, but the French roared back in the third quarter where Kevin Durant ran into […]

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New COVID-19 Report Raises Alarm Over Risk For People Living With HIV

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – HIV infection is a significant independent risk factor for both severe and critical COVID-19 presentation at hospital admission and in-hospital mortality, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report which was released last week at the 11th  International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) found […]

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Creative Director Sacked Over Holocaust Joke

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Creative Director of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has been dismissed over making fun of the Holocaust in the past. Olympics organisers announced the firing of Kentaro Kobayashi on Thursday, and pledged that the entire opening programme of the ceremony at National Stadium would be closely scrutinised again. “How we’re going […]

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Danish Cartoonist, Whose Drawing About Prophet Mohammed Sparked Global Outrage, Dies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has died at the age of 86, Danish newspaper Berlingske reported. He died peacefully after a long illness, the newspaper reported, citing his family. Danish broadcaster TV2 cited the former editor of Jyllands-Posten confirming Westergaard’s death, while Danish public broadcaster DR also cited one of his longtime friends. […]

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Syria’s Al-Assad Sworn In For Fourth Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was, on Saturday, sworn in for a fourth term, amid a worsening economic crisis in the war-ravaged country. In May, al-Assad, who has ruled Syria since 2000, was re-elected after gaining an expected landslide in a presidential election that was dismissed by the opposition as a sham. He […]

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US Confirms First Case Of Monkeypox In Passenger Returning From Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed that a rare case of human monkeypox was detected in Texas, making it the first case of the virus seen in the state. The viral illness was found in a U.S. resident, who recently travelled from Nigeria to the US […]

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[BREAKING] Olympics: Nigerian Official Hospitalised In Tokyo After Testing Positive To COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A Nigerian delegate to the Olympics became the first visitor to the Tokyo Games admitted to hospital with COVID-19. He is the first foreign official to be hospitalised because of COVID-19 on arrival in Tokyo, according to the TV station. The second batch of Team Nigeria’s contingent to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics […]

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France, Germany Raise Humanitarian Support For Nigeria With Additional €400,000

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The French and German Governments have boosted humanitarian support work in crisis-ridden North-East region of Nigeria with additional €400,000. The amount is aimed at supporting the continued operations of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) operated by the World Food Programme (WFP) in the West African nation. The ongoing conflict continues […]

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Pope Francis Leaves Hospital After Operation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis on Wednesday left the Rome hospital where the 84-year-old pontiff underwent an operation on his colon on July 4, an AFP photographer said. The pontiff left the Gemelli University Hospital for the Vatican in a car with darkened windows, the photographer said. Francis had been admitted after suffering from a […]

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UNICEF Chief Resigns Over Family Health Issue

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accepted the resignation of UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Henrietta Fore as Executive Director to devote herself to a family health issue. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General, announced this while briefing correspondents at the UN headquarters in New York, on Tuesday. Haq said the secretary-general […]

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WaterAid Advocates More Investment In WASH Sector To Boost Economic Recovery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline international aid agency, WaterAid has called on governments, donors and businesses around the world to invest more in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to boost economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. WaterAid is currently working in 28 countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalised […]

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