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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 […]

UK Finance Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng Sacked

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday dismissed her Finance Minister, forcing Kwasi Kwarteng to carry the can for turmoil, sparked by her right-wing economic platform as restive Conservatives plotted her own demise. The chancellor of the exchequer was dismissed in person by Truss after he rushed back early from international meetings […]

Group Makes Case For Migrants Facing Deportation In Germany

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A coalition of aid organisations have harped on the need to give fair hearing to migrants taken into custody in Germany and awaiting deportation. In a position paper jointly published and signed by Pro Asyl, Amnesty International Germany, Caritas and Diakonie, among many others, the group said any migrant taken into custody […]

(BREAKING): King Charles III’s Coronation Holds May 6

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The coronation of Britain’s King Charles III will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace announces. The Queen Consort, Camilla, will also be crowned in the ceremony. A statement published by the Royal Family Tuesday titled, ‘The Coronation of His Majesty The […]

Russian Historian Irina Sherbakova Wins German Rights Prize

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Renowned Russian historian and co-founder of the Memorial human rights organization, Irina Sherbakova has been awarded the 2022 Marion Dönhoff Prize for international understanding and reconciliation. Sherbakova’s post humous award was announced on Monday in Hamburg by Germany’s Zeit publishing group. The prize is named after a late editor of the Zeit […]

German Foreign Minister Slams Iranian Govt Over Crackdown On Protesters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock has chided the Iranian leadership over violent crackdown by security forces in Tehran on protests following the death of a woman in custody. Iran has been swept by protests for weeks following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained by the morality police in Tehran […]

IMF Approves $1.3bn Emergency Finance Support For Ukraine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a disbursement of US$1.3 billion (SDR 1,005.9 million) under the food shock window of the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to help meet Ukraine’s urgent balance of payments needs. The scale and intensity of Russia’s war against Ukraine that started […]

Qatar, Europol Join Forces Against Cross-border Crime

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL) have sealed a deal, aimed at preventing and combating cross-border organized crime and terrorism. The signed Working Arrangement will support the Member States of the European Union and Qatar in tackling both crimes frontally. […]

15 EU Countries Call For European Gas Price Cap

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fifteen countries in the European Union (EU) have called for an EU-wide gas price cap as an emergency measure against high energy prices in a letter to Energy Commissioner, Kadri Simson. The letter, on Wednesday, called for an immediate proposal for a maximum price for gas which should apply to deliveries from […]

African Municipal Officials Embark On Study Tour Of Two Scandinavian Cities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Representatives of 11 African cities have begun a study tour of two Scandinavian cities to learn about people-centered solutions to urban planning and development. The 4-day trip to Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden is sponsored by the Urban and Municipal Development Fund. The Fund is hosted by the African Development […]

EU Reaffirms Commitment To Global Green Transition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to playing its role in efforts aimed at advancing the global green transition. President of EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen gave the assurance while speaking at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. The festival which was held at the sidelines of […]

Germany Donates Additional €10m To Boost ECW’s Funding Of Education Ukraine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Government has donated additional €10 million to further support the efforts of Education Cannot Wait (ECW), particularly in the funding of projects in Ukraine’s education sector. The ECW is the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. It supports quality education outcomes for refugee, internally […]

Hungarian Don Wins Oslo Varsity Human Rights Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A renowned and erudite Hungarian historian and professor of Gender Studies at Central European University, Andrea Pető has won the University of Oslo Human Rights Award for the 2022 fiscal year. UiO’s Human Rights Award is given out annually during Oslo Peace Days as a recognition of personal efforts and active involvement […]

Airport In North France To Be Renamed After Queen Elizabeth II

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The airport in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage in northern France is to be renamed after the late British Queen Elizabeth II, who died Sept. 8. It is not yet decided when exactly it will be renamed. Le Touquet-Paris-Plage is a popular holiday destination for British tourists. The coastal commune considers its airport the `most […]

King Charles ‘ll Maintain Friendly Ties With Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, says that King Charles III will continue to maintain and increase the relationship between the United Kingdom and Nigeria as her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, did. Laing stated this in a news conference after the death of Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8, […]

(BREAKING): Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral Holds Sept. 19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place on Sept. 19. African Examiner reports Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at 96. Many dignitaries, eminent personalities around the world have continued to pay glowing tributes to the late monarch. Meanwhile, King Charles III has been formally proclaimed as […]

Buhari Mourns Queen Elizabeth ll

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari says he received with immense sadness news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom. The Nigerian leader made his feelings known in a condolence message issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Thursday in Abuja. He said: ”My family and I, and the more […]

Britain Begins Period Of Mourning For Queen Elizabeth II

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Queen Elizabeth II will be commemorated by pomp and ceremony as Britain begins a period of mourning on Friday to mark the death of its former monarch. Gun salutes will ring out in the capital and bells will toll across the country, with churches, chapels, and cathedrals encouraged by the Church of […]

(BREAKING): Prince Charles Succeeds Queen Elizabeth As King

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday. Her eldest son, Charles, 73, succeeds as king immediately, according to centuries of protocol, beginning a new, less certain chapter for the […]

Fund Managers Converge At Oxford University To Support Africa’s Tech Innovation

(AFRICAN Examiner) – Frontline fund managers will come together next week at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, in the United Kingdom (Uk) to support Africa’s tech innovation boom. From 12 to 16 September, the Boost Africa Technical Assistance Facility and AfricaGrow Technical Assistance Facility will host 40 leading fund managers from select African […]

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