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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 […]

UN Body Wants Girls Back To School In Afghanistan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has called on the authorities in Afghanistan to allow girls return to school. ECW supports quality education outcomes for refugee, internally displaced and other crisis-affected girls and boys, so that no one is left behind. […]

29 People Die Of Leptospirosis In Fiji

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fiji says that it has recorded 991 cases of leptospirosis with 29 deaths this year, 53 cases of typhoid with five deaths and 965 confirmed cases of dengue fever. This was according to the Health Ministry on Wednesday. Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria that enter the body through skin or eyes, nose […]

Hundreds Flee Homes As Volcano Erupts In Indonesia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Indonesia’s Mount Merapi unleashed a torrent of hot clouds, turning the sky a fiery red, as molten lava flowed down its slopes on Thursday with the eruption forcing over 250 people to flee their homes, authorities said. The volcano — one of the most active in the world – erupted multiple times […]

Japan Closes Kiev Embassy Until Further Notice

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Japan is closing its embassy in Kiev until further notice amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Japanese Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said on Wednesday that it would operate a liaison office in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv near the border with Poland. Japanese citizens in Ukraine could seek support there, […]

Russia Makes U –Turn ,Closes Airspace To 35 Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In response to the decision by multiple countries to close their airspace to Russian aircraft, Russian aviation authority, Rosaviatsiya, on Monday announced that it was closing Russian airspace to 35 countries. Countries affected by the indefinite ban include all EU member states and Canada. The EU took the decision to ban Russian […]

Putin Suspended As Honourary President Of World Judo Federation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The world judo governing body (IJU) has taken personal action against Russian President Vladimir Putin following the invasion of Ukraine. “In light of the ongoing war (conflict) in Ukraine, the International Judo Federation announces the suspension of Mr. Vladimir Putin’s status as Honorary President and Ambassador of the International Judo Federation,” it […]

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – North Korea has fired an “unidentified projectile”, South Korea’s military said early Sunday, what would be Pyongyang’s eighth launch this year after a month of relative calm on the peninsula during the Beijing Olympics. Pyongyang carried out a record-breaking blitz of weapons tests last month, including of its most powerful missile since […]

Russian Invasion: Nigeria Urges Citizens In Ukraine To Protect Themselves

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Embassy in Ukraine has urged citizens in the country to remain calm and be responsible for their own personal security. It advised those who want to relocate to a safe place to ensure that they validate all their resident documents for ease of return to Ukraine when they desire. This […]

Russian Forces Attack Ukraine After Putin’s TV Declaration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russian forces fired missiles at several cities in Ukraine and landed troops on its coast on Thursday, officials and media said, after President Vladimir Putin authorised what he called a special military operation in the east. Shortly after Putin spoke in a televised address on Russian state TV, explosions could be heard […]

Japan’s Foreign Ministry Withdrawing Most Of Its Diplomatic Personnel From Ukraine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Japan is evacuating almost all of its embassy staff from Ukraine and also calling on its nationals in the country to leave immediately, according to Japan’s Foreign Ministry. The Japanese Embassy in Kiev will only offer limited services after the evacuation of the diplomatic staff, the ministry said. On Friday, the Japanese […]

Bangladesh: Human Right Experts Demand Justice On Killing Of 2 Journalists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  UN human rights experts on Friday decried the ‘appalling’ culture of impunity around killing of journalists, especially in Bangladesh, demanding justice for two journalists who were killed in the country 10 years ago. “Authorities in Bangladesh have yet to conduct investigation into the murder of prominent journalists Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi […]

Outrage As A 17 Year Old Woman’s Beheading In Iran Sparks Debate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The so-called “honour killing” of a woman at the hands of her husband has caused nationwide outrage in Iran and criticism of the judicial system. An honour killing is the murder of an individual, either an outsider or a member of a family by someone seeking to protect what they see as […]

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