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Myanmar Military Threatens Jail For Online ‘Likes’ For Opponents

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Myanmar’s ruling junta, on Tuesday, warned the public against showing moral support for a “terrorist” resistance movement. The junta also threatened jail terms of up to 10 years just for liking or sharing its content on social media. Myanmar has been plagued by violence since the military seized power in 2021 with […]

Why Qatar Postponed Buhari’s Planned Visit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Qatar has asked for a change in dates for the scheduled visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country in September. According to a note which was dated August 19 from the embassy of Qatar in Abuja to the ministry of foreign affairs, the dates of the proposed visitation […]

UN Deputy Secretary General Hails Japan Over Establishment Of TICAD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed has commended the foresight of the Government of Japan in establishing the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in 1903. TICAD, which takes place every three years, is organized by the government of Japan, the United Nations, the United Nations Development […]

Japan, AfDB To Support Africa’s Private Sector With $5bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Japan and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have pledged $5 billion support package for Africa’s private sector. This is coming as part of the financial cooperation under the fifth phase of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA) from 2023 to 2025. Japan announced the launch of […]

TICAD8 To Shore Up Japanese-Africa Economic Cooperation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the upcoming 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8), there are clear indications that the event will further boost Japanese-Africa economic cooperation. Running from 27 to 28 August, TICAD8 which be held in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, will bring together delegates from across the continent, including the African Development […]

Pakistan Rains, Floods Leave Over 900 Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As many as 903 people were killed, nearly 1,300 injured and thousands left homeless as heavy monsoon rains and flash floods continued to wreck havoc in Pakistan since mid-June. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Wednesday. More than 70 people died and over 82,000 houses were damaged over the past […]

Global Peace Ambassador Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishanker Arrives Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global Peace Ambassador and world-renowned humanitarian, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has arrived in Nigeria to attend a culture festival. Ravishankar is a global humanitarian and a spiritual leader who has rekindled traditions of yoga and meditation that have helped millions achieve personal and social transformation by relieving stress and discovering inner […]

Buhari Mourns Japan Ex-Prime Minister Shinzo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the gruesome assassination of the former prime minister. In a condolence message by his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, the president also condoled with the Government and people of Japan […]

Former Japanese PM Feared Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot on Friday while delivering a speech ahead of a parliamentary election, with public broadcaster NHK saying a man armed with an apparently homemade gun opened fired at him from behind. The former prime minister collapsed and showed no sign of life after he was […]

Hajj 2022: Nigerian Pilgrims Depart For Makkah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first batch of 510 pilgrims from Borno are departing Madinah on Friday to Makkah to commence the main Hajj rituals. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pilgrims would be transported in luxury buses in compliance to the COVID-19 protocols. An official at the Madinah control centre told NAN […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

North Korea ‘ll Strike With Nuclear Weapons If South Attacks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kim Yo Jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong Un, on Tuesday said North Korea opposes war but would use nuclear weapons if South Korea attacks. Kim Yo Jong, a senior official in the government and ruling party, said it was a “very big mistake” for South Korea’s minister of defence to […]

India Hikes Fuel Prices For 8th Time In 9 Days

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – India on Wednesday increased fuel price again making it the eighth time in the last nine days. According to a price notification by state fuel retailers, in the capital city of Delhi, petrol and diesel prices have been hiked by INR 0.80 a litre respectively. A liter of petrol in Delhi now […]

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