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Guterres Condemns Arrest Of UN Personnel In Central African Republic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Secretary-General António Guterres, on Wednesday, strongly condemned the arrest of four members of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), who were arrested in the capital, Bangui. UN Spokesperson, Mr Stéphane Dujarric, in a statement, said the secretary-general called for their release. Local gendarmerie arrested the personnel on Monday […]

Leaders Seek Removal Of Export Restrictions On COVID-19 Vaccines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Multilateral Leaders Taskforce (MLT) on COVID-19 has called on all countries to eliminate export restrictions and any other trade barriers on COVID-19 vaccines and the inputs involved in their production. The membership of MLT comprise of heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group, World Health Organization (WTO) and World […]

Nigeria Receives 100k Doses Of India’s Covishield Vaccines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has received 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from India. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, confirmed this on Tuesday at the national briefing by the PTF in Abuja. HE said: “As you […]

Zimbabwe President Appoints New Ministers

(African Examiner) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made four appointments to his Cabinet to replace ministers who succumbed to Covid-19 last month. This was made known by the Chief Press Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda One of the appointments is the country’s ambassador to United Nations Dr Frederick Shava who […]

Eton College Apologises to Nigerian Ex-Student For Racism

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The headmaster of Eton College has apologized to Nigerian writer, Dillibe Onyeama, for the racism he experienced at the college. The headmaster of the prestigious British public school, Simon Henderson, told the BBC that he is “appalled” by the racism experienced by Onyeama who is the first black person […]

CIA Says Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Assassination of Journalist Khashoggi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter. The CIA’s assessment, in which officials have said they have high confidence, is the most definitive […]

After 15 Years Of Hostility, Eritrea, Somalia Renew Diplomatic Relations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Eritrea and Somalia have taken up diplomatic relations after 15 years of hostility, the two East African nations said Monday. The thawing of relations comes after Somalia’s president on Saturday began a three-day visit to Eritrea in a bid to normalize relations. According to a joint statement, both countries plan to take […]

Migrants’ Rescue Boat Arrives Spain After Rejection By Italy, Malta

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Humanitarian rescue boat, which carried 60 migrants rescued off Libya, docked in Barcelona on Wednesday. The boat was docked after being turned away by Malta and Italy, in the latest example of European divisions on immigration. Spain’s new Socialist Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, had offered, for the second time in a […]

Barely 24 hours after Pledge, Gambians Still Await Jammeh’s Exit

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following his promise late Friday to step down, Gambians Saturday await the departure of former President Yahya Jammeh to a life exile. Jammeh was forced to reach a deal with West African leaders who had opted for regional military intervention. It would be that Jammeh eventually accepted to hand over […]

Mandela’s Foundation Calls For Zuma’s Sack Over Corruption Allegation

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African President – The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has demanded for the sack of the incumbent President Jacob Zuma. In a statement, NMF declared Mr. Zuma has “failed the test” of leadership and South Africa needed to hold him to account those who were “looting” state resources. Entitled […]

32 Killed, 60 Injured In Baghdad Suicide Attack

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 32 people have been killed, while over 60 injured in a suicide attack, which targeted Shia worshippers in Baghdad, the Iraq’s’ capital. According to officials, the blast was carried out on a tent in a crowded market in a northern district of the capital city. The attack […]

Buhari Advocates For Peace Among South Sudan Warring Leaders

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders of parties to the lingering conflict in South Sudan to honour the terms of the August 2015 Peace Agreement signed by them. While speaking at the meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Situation in South Sudan held on […]

Security Beefed Up as Mogadishu Set to Host IGAD Summit

Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, considered perhaps the most dangerous capital on Earth only a few years back, is preparing to host the 53rd summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development this weekend for the first time, following decades of civil war and instability in the Horn of Africa state. Leaders from all eight members of the […]

Buhari Tasks Rich Nations, World Agencies To Save Lake Chad From Extinction

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rich countries to take urgent actions to save the Lake Chad from extinction, due to effects of climate change. The President gave the task Thursday in Abuja while receiving the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova. Buhari warned that the failure to regenerate the Lake […]

Buhari To Join Other Leaders For Re-Elected Chadian President Inauguration

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to leave Nigeria Monday for N’Djamena to join other Heads of State and Government for the inauguration of the re-elected President Idriss Deby of Chad. In a statement issued Sunday by his SA on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari will be accompanied […]

Renewed Bloody Clashes In South Sudan Rage

…UN, US Condemn Attacks BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Forces loyal to the President Salva Kiir and his Vice President Riek Machar of South Sudan have engaged in a renewed bloody fighting. The skirmishes started when the supporters of the two leaders began to shoot one another in Juba city, the South Sudan capital. Sources […]

False Bomb Threatened EgyptAir A330-220 Flight, Resumes Journey To China

URGENCH, UZBEKISTAN (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An EgyptAir flight A330-220 which was forced to land Wednesday in Uzbekistan due to a false bomb threat has been cleared and directed to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing, the People’s Republic of China capital. On landing at Urgench International Airport., the entire 118 passengers and 17 crew […]

French Investigators Detect Crashed MS804 EgyptAir Black box Signals

BAILTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two weeks after the accident, the French investigators have confirmed that signals have been detected from one of the black boxes of MS804 EgyptAir plane which crashed into the Mediterranean sea. Investigators indicated that the signals were picked up by the French vessel Laplace as it was searching the Sea. […]

Despot Ex-Chad Leader, Habre Convicted Over Genocide, Other Crimes

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Chadian ruler Hissene Habre, has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison. The ex dictator was convicted by judge for raping, sexual slavery and killing orders he issued during his rule which lasted between 1982 and 1990. He however denied the accusations of killing […]

Debris Of Crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 Found

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found near Greek Island of Karpathos. Egyptian Aviation officials confirmed the latest development. The Airbus was en route from Paris to Cairo, Egypt’s capital with 66 passengers and crew when it went down overnight. Officials have reinforced likely terrorist attack, rather than […]

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