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Several Killed In Syria By Suspected Israeli Strikes 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) Several people were killed in a suspected Israeli attack near Aleppo in north-western Syria, state media reported early Monday citing a military source. The area around Aleppo was targeted by airstrikes overnight, it said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported missiles had hit the positions of a pro-Iranian militia […]

Ex-Guatemalan President, Deputy Jailed 16 Years For Corruption

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Guatemalan court on Wednesday sentenced former President Otto Perez to 16 years in prison, finding him guilty of leading a massive customs fraud scheme while in office. Perez, who was forced to resign in 2015, was found guilty of racketeering and fraud targeting the customs system, Judge Irma Valdes said as […]

Former Costa Rican President, Carlos Alvarado Quesada Joins Tufts University As Professor Of Diplomacy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Fletcher School at Tufts University has announced that the immediate past President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada joined the faculty as Professor of Practice in Diplomacy and as Senior Fellow in the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World. The appointment of the 48th president of […]

40 People Injured During Feminist Demonstration In Mexico

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over 40 people sustained injuries during the feminist demonstrations on the occasion of International Women’s Day in the capital of Mexico, the city’s Ministry of Citizen Security said on Wednesday. “The Rescue Squad and Medical Emergencies provided more than 40 medical services to people that have suffered from dehydration, heatstroke, and others. […]

Haiti Remains In ‘Acute Political Crisis,’ Envoy Tells Security Council

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  UN envoy, Helen La Lime, says Haiti remains in “acute political and institutional crisis’’ despite some signs of progress in ending the political, economic and humanitarian crises in the country. Lime, head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), told the Security Council on Friday that the crisis Haiti had […]

Haiti At ‘Crossroads’ Entering Post-Earthquake Reconstruction – Deputy UN Chief

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Haiti is once more at a ‘crossroads’, six months after a devastating earthquake hit the south-west of the country, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed. Mohammed was speaking at an international event hosted by the Haitian government in the country’s capital Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. The event is aimed at supporting […]

Brazilian Police Arrest Hacker Accused Of Stealing From Neymar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Brazilian police have arrested a man they believe hacked into Neymar’s bank accounts and repeatedly stole small sums of money totaling more than 40,000 dollars, officials in Sao Paulo said. Police said the alleged hacker worked at an unnamed bank where the Paris St-Germain (PSG) and Brazil player and his business manager […]

Late Diego Maradona’s Brother Hugo Dies At Age 52

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Hugo Maradona, the younger brother of late Diego Maradona who also played football, has died, his lawyer confirmed on Tuesday. Lawyer Angelo Pisani said that Hugo Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 52. He died in his home in Monte di Procida near the city of Naples where […]

Haitian Prime Minister Announces New Cabinet

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Thursday announced members of his new Cabinet, four months after he took the leadership of the country following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Henry, while introducing the new cabinet said “one of the main tasks of this government is to create a safe and […]

Colombia’s Most-Wanted Drug Kingpin, Otoniel, Captured

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Colombia’s most-wanted drug trafficker and the leader of the country’s largest criminal gang has been captured. Dairo Antonio Úsuga, known as Otoniel, was seized at his jungle hideout by the country’s security forces, Al Jazeera reports. The Colombian government had offered $800,000 reward for information about his whereabouts, while the United States […]

Haiti In The Throes Of Political, Economic, And Natural Disasters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – If you think that the problems of Haiti do not concern you, I am afraid, you may be mistaken. Haitian’s are descendants of slaves mostly from West Africa, including Nigeria. Some of these slaves might well have shared the same lineage with your ancestors hundreds of years ago. Besides, as a country […]

Reigning Mrs World Resigns, As First Runner Up Takes Over

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The international Mrs. World Inc. Organisation, says it has accepted the resignation of 2020 Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, a Sri Lankan national after she decided to hand over her crown. The organisation, in a statement on Wednesday, said that following Jurie’s resignation, Kate Schneider, the first runner-up at the international pageant and […]

Four Minneapolis Police Officer Fired After Killing A Black Man Pinned to the Ground

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn’t breathe, officials said Tuesday. The FBI is investigating the incident, which drew widespread condemnation of the officers after a video showing part […]

Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 16 People Dead

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 16 inmates were killed and five wounded in clashes at a prison in central Mexico, security officials said on Wednesday. Police reinforcements who entered the prison in Zacatecas after the riot erupted found four guns and several sharp objects that could be used for stabbing. Zacatecas state security chief Ismael Camberos […]

Gunman Kills 4 Worshipers in Brazil Cathedral

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A gunman opened fire inside the Catholic cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas on Tuesday and fatally shot four people praying in the pews before killing himself after police wounded him, authorities said. Police identified the shooter as Euler Fernando Gandolfo, 49, a systems analyst with no criminal record. Gandolfo entered […]

Corruption: Ex-Brazilian President, Lula Silva Gets 12 Years Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been sentenced to 12 years prison term. The jail term begins Friday, after a judge, Justice Sergio Moro gave him 24 hours to surrender to police. The order from Justice Moro, head of Brazil’s huge “Car Wash” anti-graft probe, came as a complete […]

Corruption: Court Jails Former Bangladesh PM, Son, Aides For 55 Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bangladeshi police and thousands of protesters have clashed as the opposition leader Ms. Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years over corruption. The trial against Ms. Zia centred around the sum of $252,000 meant for an orphanage trust which was set up when she was still serving as the Prime Minister. […]

UN Orders Myanmar de facto Leader to End Ethnic Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations (UN) has declared that Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has  been given  “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad. Antonio Guterres told the BBC unless she acted now, “the tragedy will […]

Myanmar: De Facto Leader San Suu Kyi to miss UN Convention Over Poor Intervention

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to miss a key UN debate next week, following mounting criticism of her poor handling of a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority. No fewer than 379,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since violence began late last month. Presently, the entire […]

Buhari Travels To Nairobi For TICAD VI 

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya from August 27-28, 2016. The summit according to a statement issued in Abuja by his SA on Media and Publicity Mr. Femi Adeshina is co-organized by the Government of Japan, the […]

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