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Britain: Around 43,000 May Have Been Given Wrong COVID Test Results

(AFRRICAN EXAMINER) –  An estimate of 43,000 people may have been given wrong negative PCR COVID-19 test results in Britain, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said. The Agency said testing operations provided by Immensa Health Clinic at its laboratory in Wolverhampton have been suspended. “It has been suspended following an investigation into reports of […]

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Over 800 Million People Are Hungry Globally – German NGO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the largest private aid organizations in Germany, Welthungerhilfe has hinted that more than 800 million people are currently going hungry around the world. Welthungerhilfe is politically independent and non-denominational organization that is  fighting hunger around the world and is focusing it works around the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger […]

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Duterte Backs Out Of Philippine Vice-Presidential Bid, Endorses Aide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said that he was retiring from politics and has decided not to run for vice president in next year’s elections. This, he said, was amidst surveys showing Filipinos believed it would violate the constitution. Duterte, whose six-year term as president ends 2022, instead endorsed his long-time […]

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Take The Jab Or Get Another Job, UK Minister Tells Care Home Staff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  British care home workers who are not prepared to get the COVID vaccine should “get out and get another job,’’ Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Saturday. Javid brushed off appeals from providers to pause the legal requirement for staff in England to be fully vaccinated, amid warnings some homes will be […]

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Many British Gas Stations Still Dry, Pig Cull Fears Grow

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Many British gas stations were still dry on Friday after a chaotic week that saw panic buying, fights at the pumps and drivers hoarding fuel in water bottles. These situations follow an acute shortage of truck drivers strained supply chains to breaking point. Shortages of workers in the wake of Brexit and […]

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Sarkozy Bags 1 Year House Arrest After Campaign Expenses Verdict

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –   Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year under house arrest over illegal campaign financing, a court in Paris ruled on Thursday. The court ruled that the 66-year-old could serve the sentence in the form of electronically monitored house arrest with an ankle bracelet. According to the court, Sarkozy […]

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British Soldiers To Deliver Fuel To Ease Supply Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British troops are expected to be deployed within days to help ease a fuel supply crisis, the government said on Wednesday, as the retail and hospitality sectors called for foreign workers to be allowed to fill post-Brexit vacancies. The week-long crisis has triggered panic-buying and sparked violence at forecourts as critics blame […]

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Thousands Flee As Volcanic Eruption Destroys Houses In Spain

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Authorities have evacuated about 5,000 people from villages in the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma as lava spews from an erupting volcano, local officials said. The 15-meter high lava flow has already swallowed 20 houses in the village of El Paso and sections of roads, Mayor Sergio Rodriguez told TVE radio […]

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UNICEF Campaigns: #Reopenschools, As 77m Children Spend 18 Months Shut Out Of Classrooms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the world is facing an education crisis due to the COVID pandemic, that has left nearly 77 million children shut out of the classroom for the past 18 months. UNICEF is closing down its social media channels on Thursday for the next 18 hours to send […]

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British PM Johnson Reshuffles Cabinet

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday moved foreign minister Dominic Raab following sustained criticism of his handling of the Afghanistan crisis, Downing Street said. Johnson made Raab deputy Prime Minister, Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor in a reshuffle that also saw gaffe-prone education secretary Gavin Williamson sacked. Meanwhile, the finance minister […]

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British Worker Numbers Bounce Back As Vacancies Hit Record High

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  UK worker numbers have return to normal to pre-pandemic levels after the biggest jump in employment since 2014, new figures showed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of UK workers on payrolls rose by 241,000 between July and August to move 1,000 above levels before the Coronavirus outbreak. It […]

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Queen Of England Supports Black Lives Matter Movement – Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Queen and the royal family are supporters of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, one of Her Majesty’s representatives has said. Sir Ken Olisa, the first black Lord-Lieutenant for London, revealed to Channel 4 that he had discussed the topic of racism with members of the royal household in the wake […]

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Storage Limits For Sperm, Eggs, Embryos In UK Increased To 55 Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Storage limits for eggs, sperm and embryos would be increased to a maximum of 55 years under British Government plans to give people greater choice over when to start a family. Under the proposals announced by Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Monday, prospective parents would be given the option to keep or […]

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Germany Plans To Invest Over €500m To Boost SMEs In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Government has said that it is currently supporting the AfricaGrow initiative for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa with over €500 million. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel disclosed this in her address at G20 Investment Summit in Berlin last week. The meeting was held under the auspices of the G20 […]

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Groups Boost UN’s Global Education Fund With Additional $5m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – LEGO Foundation and KIRKBI, the owners of The LEGO Group, have donated additional US$5 million to support the funding of Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies. The new funding support for ECW is in response to the escalating crises in Afghanistan and Haiti with […]

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The World Not On Track To Achieve SDGs – UN Sec-Gen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed has said that the world is currently not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mohammed made the observation on Monday during the opening ceremony of this year’s World Water Week holding in Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, under the […]

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Facebook Launches VR Remote Work App

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday launched a test of a new virtual-reality remote work app where users of the company’s Oculus Quest 2 headsets could hold meetings as avatar versions of themselves. The beta test of Facebook’s Horizon Workroom app comes as many companies continue to work from home after the Coronavirus […]

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Slice Of Charles, Diana’s Wedding Cake To Be Auctioned After 40 Years Of Wedlock

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A slice of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s wedding cake is up for sale 40 years after Charles and Diana tied the knot. The anniversary of their fairy-tale royal nuptials, when the heir to the British throne married shy 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer in the grand St Paul’s Cathedral on July […]

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Pope Francis Leaves Hospital After Operation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis on Wednesday left the Rome hospital where the 84-year-old pontiff underwent an operation on his colon on July 4, an AFP photographer said. The pontiff left the Gemelli University Hospital for the Vatican in a car with darkened windows, the photographer said. Francis had been admitted after suffering from a […]

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Pope To Lead Sunday Angelus Prayer From Hospital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis will lead Sunday’s Angelus prayer from the Rome hospital where he is recovering from colon surgery, the Vatican said Friday. “The Angelus will be recited from the 10th floor of the A. Gemelli University Hospital,” spokesman Matteo Bruni said, adding Francis was continuing to improve following last Sunday’s operation. The […]

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