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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 Prime Minister Liz Truss Resigns Amid Budget Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned following a failed tax-cutting budget that rocked financial markets and which led to a revolt within her own Conservative Party. Truss was in office for just 44 days, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. For 10 days of her premiership government business […]

US Pledges $1m For Nigeria’s Flood-Ravaged Areas

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States has pledged $1 million in immediate humanitarian assistance to support the people affected by unprecedented flooding in Nigeria. The support which will come through the U.S. Agency for International Development, provides emergency shelter assistance, relief commodities, and hygiene kits to promote safe and healthy practices amid the ongoing cholera […]

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 […]

U.S. Trade Agency Announces New Collaboration To Raise Healthcare Access Across Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has announced its partnership with Nigeria’s Mobihealthcare Limited (Mobihealth), which is aimed at expanding healthcare access in Africa. The USTDA helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. It links U.S. businesses to […]

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 […]

Iran Accuses Biden Of ‘Inciting Chaos’ During Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday accused his US counterpart of “inciting chaos” after President Joe Biden expressed support for protests in the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death in custody. “The remarks of the American president, who is inciting chaos, terror and the destruction of another country, serve as a reminder of […]

Female CEO Promotes Headband Wigs As Brand Of Choice For African American Women

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ashley Williams, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HeadbandWigs.com, the largest Black-owned retailer of high-quality, luxury headband wigs, may not have invented headband wigs, she is however, taking credit for popularizing them among Black women. With the help of her business partner, Williams was able to acquire the best possible […]

U.S.-based Foundation Honours Adesina With Exemplary Leadership Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Foundation for Democracy in Africa, an advocacy and research think tank based in the United States has conferred its topmost Medal of Glory Award on the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina for his exemplary leadership. The Medal of Glory Award is the Foundation’s highest honour, given annually for […]

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 […]

Capitol Riot Probe: Trump Planned 2020 Victory Speech ‘No Matter What’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lawmakers investigating Donald Trump’s involvement in last year’s US Capitol insurrection offered fresh evidence Thursday that the defeated president had planned to declare victory in the 2020 election — regardless of the outcome. Trump had a “premeditated plan” formulated months before the vote to claim he had won on election night, whatever […]

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 […]

Famous African American Screen Writer Christopher Moore Releases New Novel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A seasoned African American television and film writer, Christopher J. Moore has launched his fifth novel, a heart-wrenching story about family and police brutality. The new book entitled, “Justifiable”, is inspired by so many events in the United States concerning police interaction with Black people, and in the book, the author takes […]

(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 […]

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