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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Brazil’s Speaker Overrules House Impeachment Against President Rousseff

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Impeachment plot against the embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has taken a confusing dimension. The new twist is on the account of the acting Speaker of the Brazilian Lower House, Waldir Maranhao’s annulment of a vote in the House on April 17, 2016 which allowed the impeachment proceedings to extend […]

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Republican Iowa Caucus: Ted Cruz Defeats Trump, Rubio

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) — Sen. Ted Cruz scored a hard-fought upset win over businessman Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday night, while former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders were locked in a virtual tie on the Democratic side with most of the votes counted. Cruz (Tex.) made good on his […]

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Protests Ravage Ferguson As Grand Jury Fails To Indict White Cop In Fatal Killing of Black Teen

(Reuters) – Missouri’s governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, while the local mayor said the governor did not do enough to protect businesses from looting. Attorneys for the family […]

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