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Google Faces A Fine Of 20% Of Russian Revenue This Month

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Russia said on Tuesday it would fine U.S. tech giant, Google, a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete content deemed illegal. This is Moscow’s strongest effort yet to rein in foreign tech firms. The communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, said Google had failed to pay 32.5 million roubles ($458,100) […]

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Powell, Former U.S. Secretary Of State, Dies At 84

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gen. Colin Powell, the trailblazing son of the South Bronx who rose to the highest ranks of the U.S. military, died of complications from COVID-19 in spite of being fully vaccinated. He was 84 his family  announced  on  Monday. Powell, who served as the first black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]

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Former U.S. President Clinton To Be Discharged Sunday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is expected to be discharged from hospital on Sunday after suffering fatigue, his spokesman, Angel Urena said in a statement. The 75-year-old, who served as president from 1993 to 2001, entered the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening after suffering from fatigue. He will […]

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COVID-19 Caused Rise In TB Deaths For First Time In Decade – WHO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The World Health Organisation (WHO) said deaths from Tuberculosis (TB), one of the top infectious killers in the world, increased for the first time in a decade, as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. WHO’s  2021 Global TB report highlighted how years of global progress in tackling the disease had […]

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Low-Income Countries’ Debt Rises To $850bn In 2020- World Bank Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Low-income countries’ debt rose by 12 per cent to 860 billion dollars in 2020, the International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2022 report of the World Bank says. The report was released on Monday at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Washington. The report said that governments around the world responded […]

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American Actor Granville Adams Dies After Battling Cancer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – American actor, Granville Adams, popularly known as the lead character Zahir Arif in the prison series, Oz, has died at the age of 58 after battling cancer. In a statement by his family via his Instagram page, the actor died with his wife, Christina, by his side. Though the family statement was […]

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Facebook Proposes Feature To ‘Nudge’ Teens Away From Harmful Content

(AFRICAN EXEMINER) – A Facebook executive said Sunday that the company would introduce new measures on its apps to prompt teens away from harmful content, as U.S lawmakers scrutinize how Facebook and subsidiaries like Instagram affect young people’s mental health. Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, also expressed openness to the idea of […]

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California Makes It Illegal To Remove Condom Without Consent

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – California has made it illegal to remove a condom during sex without verbal consent, a practice popularly known as “stealthing.” Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Thursday that classifies the removal of a condom without consent as “sexual battery.” “By passing this bill, we are underlining the importance of consent,” the […]

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Billions Of Dollars Lost As Facebook Shuts Out 2.9 Billion Subscribers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The global economy lost billions of dollars as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram as it shut down at about 4.42pm on Monday. According to NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages and their impact, the outage had already cost the global economy about $160m per hour. Facebook stock had gone down by about 5.5 per cent. […]

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Biden Mourns 700,000 Americans Lost To Covid-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  U.S. President Joe Biden has mourned the about 700,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19. Biden, in his twitter handle on Saturday night, said: “Today, we mark another grim and heartbreaking milestone in this pandemic: over 700,000 Americans lost. “As we acknowledge the tragic scale of this death toll, we must […]

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Biden Administration Slashes Use Of Climate-Warming Gas By 85%

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalised a rule that will slash the use of a potent climate-warming gas commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners by 85 per cent over the next 15 years. This move will help halve greenhouse gas emissions this decade. The rule aims to phase out […]

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Buhari, Biden, Others Attend Opening Of UNGA 76 In New York

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President Muhammadu Buhari and U.S. President Joe Biden were among the world leaders that attended the opening of the General Debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly at the UN headquarters on Tuesday in New York.  Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Permanent Representative of […]

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US Civil Rights Activist Jesse Jackson, Wife Sick With COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Veteran American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson was hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19, despite having been vaccinated, representatives said Saturday. Jackson, 79, and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson, 77, were in treatment at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, the reverend’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition organization said in a statement on Facebook. “Doctors are […]

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Nigerian Embassy In Washington Pledges Close Collaboration With NIDOA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Dr Uzoma Emenike, the new Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation-Americas (NIDOA) to promote patriotism  and cooperation among Nigerians in the U.S. Emenike made the pledge when NIDOA Board of Trustees and officials,  met with her at Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC. In […]

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U.S Court Postpones Trial Of Suspended Abiodun’s Aide To 2022

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A  U.S court has postponed the commencement of Rufai’s trial by five months. Rufai was arrested at the JFK airport in New York on May 14 over alleged $350,000 COVID-19 unemployment fraud in the United States. African Examiner had reported the prosecutor submitted 97,000-page materials at the U.S. District for the Western […]

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Sexual Harassment: Biden Calls On New York Governor To Resign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Joe Biden has called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign  after an investigation found that he had sexually harassed 11 women. Biden, at a White House press conference on Tuesday, said he believed the prominent democrat should resign. When asked if the governor should be impeached, Biden said, […]

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(BREAKING) US Court Orders Arrest Of Abba Kyari Over Alleged Fraud With Hushpuppi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A United States court has issued a warrant of arrest for a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari. According to a court document obtained by Peoples Gazette, Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down […]

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US Former President Barack Obama Joins NBA Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – National Basketball Association (NBA), the top-flight professional basketball league in the United States of America (USA) has announced that former President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner. The NBA has a decades-long history in Africa and opened an African headquarters in Johannesburg in 2010. The Basketball Africa League […]

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Nigerian Consulate In New York To Enrol Nationals For NIN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York says it is making arrangement to enroll Nigerians within its jurisdiction for the National Identification Number (NIN) in line with the directive from the Federal Government. The Consul-General, Amb. Lot Egopija, stated at a hybrid Town Hall meeting held at Nigeria House in New York […]

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Haitian President Assassinated At Private Residence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Haitian President Jovenel Moise, has been assassinated at his private residence by yet to be identified gunmen, the interim prime minister Claude Joseph, said on Wednesday. “At about 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a group of unknown individuals, some of whom spoke Spanish, attacked the president’s private residence and lethally wounded the Head […]

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