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Dokpesi Released After ‘Incident’ At London Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The founder of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has been released after an “incident” which led to his delay at the London Heathrow airport on Sunday January 8, 2022. This was contained in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Monday morning by the DAAR Communications management. Giving details […]

Multiple Explosions Hit Kyiv On New Year’s Eve

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Several blasts shook Kyiv on Saturday afternoon with air raid sirens sounding in the Ukrainian capital. At least ten explosions were heard in the city, according to AFP, with local authorities announcing an air raid alert and urging residents to go to shelters. The strikes targeted several regions of Ukraine, including the […]

Former Pope Benedict XVI Dies At 95

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former pope Benedict XVI has died at the age of 95, the Vatican announced Saturday, almost a decade after he became the first pontiff to resign in six centuries. “With sorrow, I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the […]

Former Pope Benedict Is Very Sick – Pope Francis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis has stated that Pope Benedict XVI, his predecessor, is “very sick”. “I want to ask you all for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict who sustains the Church in his silence. He is very sick,” Francis said. “Let’s ask the Lord to comfort him and sustain him in this […]

The Ukraine War And Other Global Events That Shaped 2022

(AFRICAN EXAMINER): From the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the overturning of abortion laws in the United States, here is a roundup of the biggest events to mark 2022. War in Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin launches the biggest invasion in Europe since World War II when he sends troops into Ukraine on February 24, […]

King Charles Welcomes S.Africa’s Ramaphosa For First State Visit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – King Charles will host his first state visit since his accession to the British throne when he welcomes South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Charles, 74, has played a leading role in many of the recent official visits by the 112 foreign heads of state during the record-breaking […]

Nigerian Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In Cyprus While Seeking Asylum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A yet-to-be-identified Nigerian woman has been allegedly gang-raped while seeking asylum in Cyprus. According to a report by In-Cyprus, the woman was raped at the Pournara reception centre for asylum seekers in Kokkinotrimithia by five men who are also from Nigeria. The woman, it was gathered, reported the rape to Cyprus authorities […]

European Commission Commits €20m To Tackle Discrimination, Racism, Anti-Semitism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – European Commission has promised to make €20 million available to fighting all forms of discrimination, racism and antisemitism by the end of this year. The Commission’s Vice President, Mr. Margaritis Schinas disclosed this at the first-ever European Union (EU) Civil Society Forum on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life. The two-day event […]

Food, Energy Costs Push UK Inflation To 41-Year High

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The inflation rate in the United Kingdom jumped in the last 12 months to 11.1 percent in October — by one percent from August’s inflation rate. According to the Office for National Statistics, the largest upward contributions came from electricity, gas and other fuels. “Indicative modeled consumer price inflation estimates suggest that […]

Don’t Extradite Refugees To Persecutor States – Büenger

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A member of the German Bundestag, Clara Büenger has condemned the extradition of refugees to the states seeking their persecution. Büenger, who is the spokesperson on refugee policy in her parliamentary group, said, “again and again, people are deported to countries where they are threatened with severe political persecution, indiscriminate imprisonment and […]

Six Dead, 53 Injured In Istanbul Explosion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least six have died and 53 injured in an explosion that rocked the popular Istiklal street in Istanbul on Sunday, Turkey President Recep Erdogan said. He said the explosion was caused by a bomb attack, Al Jazeera is reporting. Mr Erdogan described the explosion as a “treacherous attack” adding that its […]

UK Hails Russia’s Withdrawal From Kherson, Ukraine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Moscow’s “strategic failure” in the city of Kherson will sow doubt among the Russian public about the point of the war in Ukraine, British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Saturday. Kherson was the first major urban hub to fall after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Ukraine on February 24. “Russia’s […]

Rishi Sunak To Be Appointed PM Before Building Cabinet

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rishi Sunak would be appointed as Britain’s next prime minister by the King on Tuesday as he looks to build a new Cabinet that might unite a fractious Conservative party. He took up the reins as leader of the Conservative Party without a vote after rivals Penny Mordaunt and Boris Johnson dropped […]

Boris Johnson Eyes Race To Replace Truss

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contenders to succeed British Prime Minister Liz Truss canvassed for support Friday, with her predecessor Boris Johnson reportedly considering a sensational comeback as he picks up dozens of early nominations from Conservative MPs. Truss’s announcement Thursday that she will resign after less than seven weeks in office has also prompted renewed calls […]

UK Labour Party Calls For General Election After Truss’ Resignation ‘To Avoid Chaos’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The leader of the UK Labour party, Keir Starmer, on Thursday called for a general election after outgoing UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation amid an economic crisis caused by what he described as the “chaos” of the Conservative Party. “This cannot continue. Britain deserves better. Britain cannot afford the […]

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman Resigns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Kingdom Home Secretary, Suella Braverman has resigned her appointment in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Liz Truss on Wednesday. In the letter she posted on her Twitter page, Braverman said she sent a draft ministerial statement that had not been published from her personal email to a colleague […]

UK PM Truss Battles To Stay In Power After Tax Reforms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday battled to stabilise her position after an economic crash forced her into humiliating U-turns on tax reforms, putting her future as leader in doubt. Truss on Tuesday was to meet her cabinet and attempt to rally support among Conservative MPs, some of whom have publicly […]

German Climate Activists Advocate Debt Relief For Poorer Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Disturbed by the current socio-economic challenges facing many low-income countries across the globe, Climate activists have staged a peaceful protest in Germany, calling for debt relief for poorer countries. The group held the protest inside the German Finance Ministry in Berlin, the capital on Monday, demanding a meeting with minister Christian Lindner. […]

Pound Jumps 1% Against Dollar On Uk Govt Action

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The pound jumped more than one percent against the dollar Monday as Britain’s fourth finance minister in as many months prepared to update on UK tax and spending plans that spooked markets in recent weeks. Sterling rallied 1.1 percent to $1.1293 ahead of Jeremy Hunt’s fiscal announcement due 1000 GMT. Hunt became […]

UK’s New Finance Minister Admits ‘Mistakes’, Warns Of Tax Hikes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s new finance minister on Saturday warned of looming tax hikes as he admitted to “mistakes” made in a disastrous budget that still threatens to bring down Prime Minister Liz Truss. “Truss fights for survival,” The Times newspaper headlined a day after she forced chancellor of the exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng to carry […]

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