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Protester Sets Self On Fire In Front Of Israeli Embassy In Washington, DC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A man set himself on fire outside Israel’s embassy in Washington, DC, on Sunday afternoon in an apparent act of protest. The person was hospitalised with life-threatening injuries. No one else was harmed in the incident, Israel’s foreign ministry told The Times of Israel. The demonstrator was not immediately identified. First responders […]

TikTok CEO To Testify Before US Congress In March

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify in March to US lawmakers in Washington where the Chinese social media app faces accusations that it is beholden to the Communist Party in Beijing. TikTok, whose parent company ByteDance is Chinese, is fighting for its survival in the United States with rising calls from […]

US Flights Resume After System Outage Grounds Operation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Flights from the United States were disrupted after a major system failure in the early hours of Wednesday prompted the government to ground all flights in the country. The system glitch, which caused adjustments to flight operations, was due to an overnight outage to the Notice to Air Missions system that provides […]

System Outage Halts Flights Across US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US Federal Aviation Authority ordered a temporary halt to all domestic flight departures Wednesday, after a major system outage that disrupted air traffic across the country. Airlines and airports were left scrambling with news of the nationwide pause, as the White House said there was no immediate evidence of a cyberattack. […]

Trump Declares 2024 Presidential Bid

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Donald Trump pulled the trigger on a third White House run on Tuesday night, setting the stage for a bruising Republican nomination battle after a poor midterm election showing by his hand-picked candidates weakened his grip on the party. Trump officially launched a campaign for president in 2024, filing papers with the […]

Dead Pennsylvania Lawmaker Re-elected

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who died of cancer last month was re-elected by a crushing margin, news reports quoting preliminary results said. Tony DeLuca, a Democrat who represented a Pittsburgh suburb in the lower house of the state legislature, died of lymphoma on October 9 at the age of 85. It was […]

Trump Hints At Contesting For Presidency 2024

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, has hinted that he would contest for the office of the president in 2024. He disclosed this after a crowd gathered in Iowa on Thursday as he spoke at the first of four rallies in five days in his campaigns for Republican candidates in […]

Elon Musk Announces Price Reduction For Monthly Charge Of Verified Twitter Accounts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New Twitter head Elon Musk said Tuesday that the site will charge $8 per month instead of $20 as announced to verify users’ accounts, arguing the plan would upend the platform’s “current lords & peasants system” and create a new revenue stream for the company. The announcement comes days after the world’s […]

“I Didn’t Buy Twitter For Money But for Humanity” Says Elon Musk

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tesla CEO disclosed this in a post on his official Twitter handle on Thursday. Earlier this month, the billionaire agreed to purchase the micro-blogging platform for the initial offer price of $44 billion. The development came months after filing a notice with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to terminate the […]

Mexico Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Same-sex marriage has become legal throughout Mexico after the state of Tamaulipas became the last in the mostly Catholic country to approve it, the local Congress said Wednesday. The northern border state’s decision ends a 12-year journey toward national marriage equality beginning when the capital Mexico City became the first to celebrate […]

Three Dead, Seven Injured At US School Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Not fewer than three people, including the 19-year-old suspect who opened fire at a high school in St Louis, Missouri, died on Monday. According to BBC, seven others were fatally injured in the shooting that happened at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School around 9:00 am. The doors of the school […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

US Data Integration Company Appoints African American Female CEO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A leading data integration and Edtech firm in the United States, AMSimpkins and Associates (AMSA), has announced the appointment of Laqwacia Simpkins, an African American as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to her present appointment, Simpkins was Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations with AMSA. She previously worked at DH […]

Adidas Puts Partnership With Kanye West ‘Under Review’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – German sportswear giant Adidas put its partnership with Kanye West under review Friday after the US rap star triggered a furor by wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt at Paris Fashion Week. “We have taken the decision to place the partnership under review,” the company said in a statement. The artist now […]

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