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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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Unemployment In Russia Surged During Pandemic – Putin

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the unemployment rate in Russia has increased from 4.6 per cent  to over six per cent during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that it is unfortunate during the pandemic the unemployment in the country has grown. “ Before  COVID-19, the total unemployment rate was […]

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Millions In Switzerland In Party Mood After Historic Win Over France

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Yann Sommer’s save in the penalty shootout against France’s superstar Kylian Mbappe in Bucharest has turned Switzerland into a gigantic party mile. The country’s first quarterfinal appearance in over 67 years at the European Championship has triggered incomparable emotions among most of the 8.5 million inhabitants. Packed streets in all regions with […]

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UN Deputy Chief Hails Re-Appointment Of Guterres

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ms. Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, says the re-appointment of Antonio Guterres as Secretary-General by the 193 members of the global body was a vote of confidence in his leadership. Mohammed stated in New York that the appointment of Guterres was coming at a time of extremely difficult circumstance for the […]

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Amina Mohammed Re-Appointed UN Deputy Secretary-General

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed has been re-appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. António Guterres on Friday asked Mohammed to serve as Deputy Secretary-General for a second term, shortly after the UN General Assembly re-appointed him for a second term. Guterres’ second term starts on January 1, 2022, and will run for […]

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Group Seeks UN’s Intervention On Kidnapping Of Students In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The frontline Civil Society and not-for-profit  group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the United Nations (UN) and global leaders to intervene and rescue students kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria. The association said it is only in Nigeria globally that terrorists have made it a hobby with the […]

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Canon Raise Creative Communities Across Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) is a division within Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME) and a subsidiary of Canon Europe has reaffirmed its commitment to building closer ties and collaborations with its customers in Africa. CCNA on Wednesday invited film and photography communities to get closer and announce collaborations with […]

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Soaring E-Waste Affects The Health Of Millions Of Children – WHO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the health of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide is at risk from the illegal processing of old electrical or electronic devices. WHO raised the alert on Tuesday in a landmark new report on the toxic threat, entitled: “Children and Digital Dumpsites’’. In a statement coinciding […]

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Lockdown Easing Sees Britain’s Economy Grow

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The easing of lockdown restrictions in  April  has helped the UK economy grow at its fastest rate since July 2020 as households returned to high street stores and took advantage of hairdressers reopening, according to data. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of economic growth, […]

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French President Slapped While Greeting Crowd

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A man slapped French President Emmanuel Macron full in the face on Tuesday as he was greeting people behind a fence during a visit to the Drome region. Macron was there to discuss reopening of restaurants as the country eases out of lockdown. The Elysee Palace confirmed the authenticity of a video […]

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World Court Opens Trial Of Darfur Militia Leader

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The trial of a warlord charged with war crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region began before an international tribunal on Monday, about 15 years after investigations into the alleged atrocities started. Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said as the case kicked off, Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman was accused of murder, rape and torture in […]

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UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson Sets Wedding Date

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds have set a wedding date for next year after delaying plans due to the pandemic. Known for his colourful love life, Johnson will be only the second prime minister ever to marry while in office, following Robert Jenkinson in 1822. The  couple […]

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Berlin Police In Mass Raid On Suspected Child Pornographers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Police in  Berlin  conducted a mass raid on suspected users and producers of child pornography. According to the police more than 40 apartments and other rooms in the German capital were searched from early Wednesday morning. The police said that the raids was in connections with the suspected use and distribution of […]

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Sadiq Khan Reelected As London Mayor

(AFRICAN EXXAMINER) – Labour’s Sadiq Khan has won a second term as London’s mayor, beating Conservative rival Shaun Bailey. He won 55.2% of the popular vote, after entering a run-off with Mr Bailey when neither managed to secure a majority in the first round of voting. The former MP became the first Muslim mayor of […]

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Turkey Prepares For Its Toughest Shutdown Since Start Of COVID-19

Fresh Deadly Explosion Rocks Izmir City in Turkey

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –   Turkey will impose a three-week-long nationwide shutdown  on Thursday, its toughest lockdown since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, after it recently failed to curb a surge in infections and deaths. The measures, including the closure of schools and shopping malls and restricted intercity travel, starting from 7 pm (1600 GMT) and […]

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Why UK May Consider Asylum For IPOB, MASSOB Members

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A move by the United Kingdom to grant asylum to some members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has pitted the Federal Government and the UK. The British government is considering asylum for members of the groups […]

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Prince Philip Interred In Royal Vault Of St George’s Chapel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prince Philip’s coffin has been interred in the royal vault of St George’s Chapel. It was placed on a catafalque on a marble slab and lowered into the vault by an electric motor. The vault was created between 1804 and 1810 for George III, who died in 1820 and is one of […]

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Pope Dedicates Easter Monday Prayer To The Elderly And Sick

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Pope Francis has  dedicated his noon-day public prayer on Easter Monday to the elderly and sick, as well as residents of nursing homes, saying he hoped his words gave them encouragement and hope. The prayer known as the Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven) was delivered from the Vatican and viewable for streaming. […]

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