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US Sanctions Five North Koreans After Missile Launch

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on five North Koreans linked to the country’s ballistic missile program, a day after Pyongyang carried out what it said was the launch of a hypersonic missile. The Treasury Department said the five North Koreans being sanctioned were “responsible for procuring goods for the DPRK’s (North […]

Officer Accidentally Kills Child While Arresting Suspect In Los Angeles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Los Angeles police on Friday confirmed the death of a 14-year-old girl who was accidentally killed when an officer opened fire while arresting an assault suspect in a clothing store. In a statement released on Thursday, the police said they received calls about an armed attack at a store and when the […]

Two U.S. Lawmakers Petition Biden Over Ethiopia’s Suspension From AGOA Trade Programme 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chair of the United States of America Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator Chris Van Hollen and the Chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congresswoman Karen Bass have urged President Joe Biden to reconsider Ethiopia’s suspension from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) at the end of […]

Canada Lifts Travel Ban On Nigeria, Nine Other African Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canada announced Friday the lifting of a ban on foreign travelers from Nigeria and nine other African countries. The country also re-imposed testing, warning that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 risks quickly overwhelming hospitals. Apart from Nigeria, the travel restriction on flights is also lifted on South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, […]

Biden Signs 2 Executive Orders, Targets Drug Traffickers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed two executive orders restructuring how the federal government coordinates transnational criminal investigations, and expanding the sanctions programme to target narco-trafficking persons and organisations. Biden, in a statement from the White House, said the Administration was formally establishing the U.S. Council on Trans-national Organised Crime. ”The […]

COVID-19: U.S Confirms 2 Cases Of Omicron Variant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The U.S. State’s Health Department, has  confirmed second case of COVID-19 Omicron variant in Minnesota, a day after it reported first case of the new variant. The U.S. reported its first case of the Omicron variant in California on Wednesday. The concerned Minnesota resident, an adult male, had a recent travel history […]

JUST IN: Canada Extends Travel Ban To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amid the growing concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Canada has added Egypt, Malawi, and Nigeria to the ‘travel ban’ list. “We are adding three countries to the list of these countries that we talked about last Friday, these are Malawi, Egypt and Nigeria,” Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos was quoted […]

U.S. Tightens COVID-19 Travel Rules As Countries Race To Quell Omicron Threat

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Air travelers to the United States (U.S.) will face tougher Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing rules as several countries moved to seal-off their borders amid growing uncertainty around the virulence of the Omicron variant. The Omicron variant has the ability to dodge existing vaccines. In Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong and Japan said they would expand […]

3 Students Shot Dead, 8 Injured At Michigan High School, Suspect Arrested

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A 15-year-old boy killed three fellow high school students and wounded eight other people after opening fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a Michigan high school, and was quickly arrested, police said. One of those wounded was a teacher and the rest were students at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, about […]

Biden Urges booster shots Amid Growing Concern For Omicron Variant

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  U.S. President, Joe Biden, has urged vaccinated Americans to get their COVID-19 booster shots amidst the growing concerns about the potential threat posed by the new Omicron variant. Biden, who made the call on Monday, also pleaded with those who have yet to be vaccinated to get their first dose. He made […]

Canada Detects Two Cases Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant From Two Travelers To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canada said on Sunday it has detected its first cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid in two people who had travelled recently to Nigeria. The government of Ontario confirmed that the two cases are in the capital, Ottawa. Federal and Ontario provincial officials said both patients are in isolation while […]

102 Native American Children Die At Boarding School In Nebraska

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Researchers in the U.S. state of Nebraska have identified 102 students who died at a government-run boarding school as Native American children, British newspaper The Independent said in a report. The students, most of them young children, were identified as researchers continue to search for a cemetery used by the Genoa U.S. […]

US Removes Nigeria From List Of ‘Religious Freedom’ Violators

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria was on Wednesday not mentioned by the United States on the list of countries engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom” US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, in a statement titled, ‘Religious Freedom Designations’ said; “The United States will not waiver in its commitment to advocate […]

Detained U.S. Journalist Released By Myanmar Junta

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Detained American journalist, Denny Fenster, has been released and deported amid growing international pressure after a Myanmar court sentenced him to 11 years in prison. According to his employer, Frontier Myanmar, “we are relieved that Danny is finally out of prison, somewhere he never should have been in the first place.” Frontier’s […]

44 Newcomers Boost Forbes’ 400 List Of America’s Richest People, Trump Still Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  American business magazine, Forbes, says 44 newcomers joined its list of 400 America’s richest people in 2021, a post on its verified Instagram page @Forbes, on Sunday, said. According to the magazine, the 400 richest Americans are now 40 per cent richer than they were last year—worth a collective $4.5 trillion. Those […]

Google Loses Appeal Over €2.4bn EU Competition Fine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The EU General Court on Wednesday upheld on a 2.4-billion-euro (2.8-billion-dollar) European Commission competition fine from 2017 against Google for abusing its market dominance by promoting its own shopping service. Dismissing the U.S. tech giant’s appeal, the European Union’s second highest court backed the conclusions drawn by the EU executive branch. The […]

US Rappers Travis Scott, Drake Sued As Eight Die In Texas Concert

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rappers Travis Scott and Drake have been sued for having “incited mayhem” after eight people were killed and dozens injured in a crush during a Texas concert, the law firm confirmed on Sunday. Texas firm Thomas J. Henry Law on Sunday tweeted a story published by the Daily Mail on the suit, […]

BREAKING: Facebook Changes Name To ‘Meta’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Facebook on Thursday announced that it has changed its company name to ‘Meta’. This rebranding is coming amid series of scrutiny and widespread backlash over its business practices. According to its founder Mark Zuckerberg, the new name won’t affect how the company uses or shares data and the corporate structure isn’t changing. […]

Biden Heads To Europe To Help Shape Key Decisions At G20, COP26 Summits

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States (U.S.) President Joe Biden will embark on a five-day tour of Europe on Thursday to attend two crucial global summits, according to the White House. The White House further said that Biden would first head to Italy for the G20 Summit, an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the […]

Man’s Family Fatally Shot By LA Police Gets $17m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A federal jury awarded 17 million dollars for damages on Wednesday to the family of a mentally disabled man who was fatally shot by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer inside a Costco in Corona. The jury’s verdict came a day after U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal found that Officer Salvador […]

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