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UN Chief Mourns Al Jazeera Journalist, Shireen Akleh

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has followed with great sadness the funeral of Palestinian-American journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, in occupied East Jerusalem. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a statement on Friday, said the UN chief was moved by the outpouring of sympathy from thousands of Palestinian mourners over the past […]

UN Body Opposes Attacks On Children, Teachers, Education Facilities In Ukraine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has lent its voice to that of the international community in condemning and calling for an immediate end to all attacks against children, teachers and schools in Ukraine. This coming at the wake of the bombing […]

New UK Visa Exempts Nigerian University Graduates

The United Kingdom is set to begin issuance of a new visa that allows holders of first degrees, masters, and doctorates to travel to the country and work in fields such as science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship by May 30. The visa – high potential individual visa, allows applicants to relocate to the UK without […]

Putin Accuses West Of Plotting To Kill Russian Journalist

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday claimed that his main spy agency had foiled a Western plot to kill a prominent Russian journalist. “This morning, the Federal Security Service stopped the activities of a terrorist group that planned to attack and kill one famous Russian TV journalist. “They have moved to terror, […]

Ukraine War Pushing Poverty Higher —World Bank

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – World Bank Group President, David Malpass has expressed concern over higher poverty rates in developing countries due to war in Ukraine and COVID-19 related shutdown. A statement issued on Monday by the Bank quoted Malpass as making this known in his opening remark at the World Bank Spring Meetings 2022 media roundtable. […]

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Visit Queen Elizabeth First Time In Two Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prince Harry and his wife, Megan Markle have reunited with the Queen of England, two years after stepping down as working members of the British Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex both exited England with their son, Archie, early 2020, and relocated to the United States. Then followed their explosive […]

123 Killed By Storm In Philippines, 920,000 People Affected

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over 920,000 people were affected by the first storm to hit the Philippines this year, triggering massive landslides and floods that killed 123, officials said on Thursday. Most of the fatalities were from Baybay City in Leyte province, 599 kilometres south of Manila, where 86 bodies were retrieved from landslides, police said. […]

Germany Reaffirms Support For Anti-terrorism Fight In Sahel Region

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Government has reiterated its commitment to continue supporting the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region of Africa. German Defence Minister, Christine Lambrecht gave the assurance during her recent visit to West African country of Niger. Germany is part of the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Niger, which helps […]

German Police Shutdown World’s Largest Illegal Online Marketplace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – German investigators have shut down what they said was the world’s largest illegal marketplace on the Darknet, selling illicit goods to some 17 million registered customers. Computer servers in Germany and bitcoins with a total value of 23 million euros (25 million dollars) were seized during a series of raids against the […]

Ukraine Invasion: UN Chief Appeals For ‘Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appealed for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine, so that “serious political negotiations” can advance towards a peace agreement, based on the principles of the UN Nations Charter. Guterres told journalists that a cessation of hostilities would allow essential humanitarian aid to be delivered and […]

Netherlands, EIB Expand Support For Water Projects In Developing Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Dutch government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are poised to scale up their investment in the water and sanitation projects in developing countries. The Dutch government has agreed to provide additional €25 million of new support for the Water Sector Fund which is managed by EIB, a long-term lending institution […]

Pope Francis Speaks On Russia Ukraine War

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis has stated that the present war in Ukraine is a “perverse abuse of power” that has damaged defenseless people to “brutal violence”. “The tragedy of the war taking place in the heart of Europe has left us stunned,” the Pope stated this in a message to a Catholic Church conference […]

UN Body Seeks Additional $20m Funding For School Children In Ukraine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the vast humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises has appealed to it partners to support its effort in raising additional sum of US$20 million to help affected school children in the country. ECW supports quality […]

U.S. Government To Provide Extra $186m For Ukrainian Refugees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. government announced it would provide an additional 186 million dollars in humanitarian aid for refugees that have fled the war in Ukraine. “The additional humanitarian assistance for refugees in Ukraine’s neighboring countries supports the provision of food, safe drinking water, protection, accessible shelter, and emergency health care. “Through the support […]

UK Government Orders Chelsea Fans To Stop Chanting Abramovich’s Name

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea fans must stop the “completely inappropriate” chanting of Russian owner Roman Abramovich’s name, the spokesman for the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. Blues supporters again expressed their backing for Abramovich during Sunday’s home match against NewcastleUnited. This was after he was sanctioned by the British Government last week […]

No Reason For UN Peacekeepers To Be Sent To Ukraine , Russia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russia sees no reason for United Nations peacekeepers to be sent to Ukraine, RIA news agency quoted the Russian foreign ministry as saying. A new round of talks between Russia and Ukraine will be held via video link. Earlier presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych in a televised interview on Monday said more than […]

Portugal Detains Rabbi Over Abramovich Naturalisation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Portuguese prosecutors have detained a rabbi and carried out raids over the naturalisation process of a number of Jewish people, including Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea football club. Portugal’s Public Prosecution Service said late Friday that it has detained the leader of Porto’s Jewish community, Daniel Litvak, as part […]

Russian-German School In Berlin Set Ablaze – Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unknown people have torched the gym entrance of the Lomonosov Russian-German bilingual school in Berlin overnight Friday, the Berlin police said. The police, however, added that the arson did not result in any casualties. “After unknown people set fire to the entrance of a gym in Marzahn this morning, the police department […]

War: One Dies As Russia Hits Civilian Targets In Ukraine’s Dnipro

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Civilian targets came under Russian shelling in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro Friday, killing one, emergency services said, in what appeared to be the first direct attack on the city. Early on Friday, “there were three airstrikes on the city, namely hitting a kindergarten, an apartment building and a two-story shoe […]

Biden Bans Russian Oil Imports To U.S.

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that the United States would no longer allow for the importation of Russian oil, the latest sanction to punish Russia following the invasion of Ukraine. Biden who announced the sanction from the White House said Russian oil would no longer be accepted at U.S. ports. […]

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