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  • Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa in New York For UN General Assembly
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:59

    [The Herald] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in New York for the 73rd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly, during which he will also advance Zimbabwe's economic transformation agenda by meeting key business and political constituencies. […]

  • Africa:U.S. Blocks Slave-Made Goods to 'Safeguard American Jobs'
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:23

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] The U.S. Department of Labor struck an 'America First' tone as it released its list of slave-made goods […]

  • Kenya:'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' Very Relevant to Kenyan Women
    on 20/09/2018 at 07:59

    [Nation] The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, the Amazon-streaming series that's in its first season, just won big time at the 70th annual Emmy Awards on Monday night at the Microsoft Centre in Los Angeles, USA. […]

  • Nigeria:Let's Declare War Against Poverty
    on 19/09/2018 at 13:58

    [Leadership] Not many Nigerians were surprised when the country was adjudged the poverty capital of the world, recently. […]

  • Liberia:13 Liberian Entrepreneurs Depart for U.S Competition to Promote Made-in-Liberia Products
    on 19/09/2018 at 11:58

    [New Democrat] The Liberia Chamber of Commerce, LCC has proudly announced that 13 Liberian Entrepreneurs who were recently selected and sponsorship to part take in the African Growth & Opportunity Act or (AGOA) Expo & Trade Fair scheduled to be held in New York, the United States from September 27 to the 30th, 2018 are expected to depart for the Country next week. […]

  • Kenya:Safaricom Thika Data Centre Gets Design Certification From U.S. IT Firm
    on 19/09/2018 at 05:36

    [Capital FM] Thika -Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, joining data centers in the world to be certified by the data center certification organisation. […]

  • South Sudan:Déjà Vu All Over Again
    on 18/09/2018 at 22:21

    [Atlantic Council] The so-called peace deal between South Sudan's warring parties is in fact a "desperate play" by the country's two main political actors to fend off international sanctions and extend their hold on power, according to J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center. […]

  • Africa:Address by Assistant Secretary Nagy to "Africa Braintrust' Conference
    on 18/09/2018 at 20:07

    [State Department] Washington, DC -Representative Bass, distinguished guests, scholars, colleagues, and friends. I'm honored to be in the company of so many friends of Africa. […]

  • Africa:U.S. is Africa's 'Ideal Partner' for Promoting Democratic Institutions & Economic Growth – Tibor Nagy
    on 18/09/2018 at 06:22

    [allAfrica] After having the honor of serving my country as a diplomat for more than 30 years -- 22 of them in eight different African countries -- this week I have the opportunity for the first time to underscore U.S. interests in and commitment to the continent at the United Nations General Assembly. […]

  • South Africa:2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Now Open!
    on 18/09/2018 at 05:27

    [U.S. Embassy Harare] The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship application is now open. We are looking for 42 young Zimbabwean leaders who have a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in business, or civic engagement. Visit to start the application process […]

  • Africa:ENOUGH Briefs Security Council in First-Ever Session On Corruption and Conflict
    on 17/09/2018 at 16:22

    [ENOUGH] Today, the U.N. Security Council held its first-ever session on the critical connection between corruption and conflict. […]

  • Kenya:Tragedy As Kenyan in US Hits Son in Car Accident
    on 14/09/2018 at 13:46

    [Nation] Kansas -A Kenyan family living in the US is in pain after the father hit and killed their 18-month son while reversing his car on Monday. […]

  • Senegal:Why Nasa Chose Senegal to Find Out More About an Asteroid in Outerspace
    on 14/09/2018 at 13:27

    [The Conversation Africa] Dozens of scientists from NASA and France, along with five tons of astronomical equipment descended on Dakar, Senegal in August 2018. They joined 21 Senegalese scientists in an important mission: collecting precious data in preparation for the flyby of an asteroid called Ultima Thule on January 2019. The project marked the first time Senegal was involved in a space mission to explore our solar system. Natasha Joseph from the Conversation Africa asked the chairman of the African Initiative for Planetary and […]

  • South Africa:US Warns Citizens Travelling to SA, Following Latest Crime Stats
    on 14/09/2018 at 12:36

    [News24Wire] The US Department of State on Wednesday issued a travel advisory to its citizens travelling to South Africa, following the release of the annual crime statistics by the SA Police Service. […]

  • Ethiopia:Travel Alert - Addis Ababa
    on 14/09/2018 at 12:34

    [U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor reports of protests, civil unrest, and violence throughout Addis Ababa, with police deployed in response. These incidents may continue through the weekend with little or no warning. Expect an increased police presence and be prepared for road closures, especially along the border between Addis Ababa and the Oromia region, and around Bole International Airport. […]

  • Kenya:Odinga Calls Off U.S. Trip as Hurricane Florence Heads to North Carolina
    on 14/09/2018 at 08:10

    [Nairobi News] ODM leader Raila Odinga has cancelled his planned visit to the United States following a travel advisory issued by his would-be host. […]

  • Kenya:Former 'Churchill Show' Comedian Returns Home After Broke Life in U.S.
    on 14/09/2018 at 08:09

    [Nairobi News] Former 'Churchil Show' comedian David Kagongo, famously known as David The Student, has returned home after finding life unbearable in the United States. […]

  • Liberia:VP Taylor Raps On Challenges ... In Health Sector
    on 14/09/2018 at 06:52

    [NEWS] Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has described the USAID-sponsored Maternal &Child Survival Program (MCSP) as essential to tackling some of the health challenges confronting the country's health sector. […]

  • South Africa:Fraud-Accused Centre for Disease Control Boss Released On R100k Bail
    on 13/09/2018 at 08:15

    [News24Wire] A United States embassy Centre for Disease Control boss, who is facing charges of fraud and corruption, was released on R100 000 bail in the Cape Town Regional Court on Wednesday. […]

  • Niger:The Role of Foreign Military Forces in Niger
    on 13/09/2018 at 05:56

    [The Conversation Africa] Niger is one of the most militarised countries in Africa. In November 2017, this came to wider notice when four American Special Forces soldiers and at least four of their Nigerien counterparts died in an ambush. Since then, the military presence has only intensified. Why are these forces there, whose interests are they serving and are they having the impact that was intended? […]

  • Ethiopia:Americans, Indians Invest in Ethiopia to Upgrade Banking Sector
    on 12/09/2018 at 12:46

    [The Exchange] American multinational computer technology corporation Oracle Corporation is set to shape the banking sector in Ethiopia following a vital technological upgrade. The computer software company recently improved the servers of Bunna International Bank, a financial institution based in the capital of Ethiopia, for effective operation in serving its customers. […]

  • Nigeria:U.S. Berates Nigeria Over Fuel Subsidy, Electricity Tariff
    on 12/09/2018 at 11:46

    [Vanguard] The United States, yesterday, disclosed that Nigeria's inability to eliminate subsidy on petroleum products and failure to hands off the fixing of electricity tariffs is hampering the provision of critical social infrastructure in the country. […]

  • Africa:U.S. Refusal to Be Investigated By the ICC Redeems African Leaders
    on 12/09/2018 at 10:12

    [This is Africa] America's contemptuous dismissal of the International Criminal Court's attempts to investigate allegations of torture against US soldiers in Afghanistan demands a relook of African leaders' long-standing criticism of this institution. […]

  • Mauritius:Bitter Feud Over UK's Last Remaining African Colony
    on 11/09/2018 at 15:35

    [Legalbrief] The future of an Indian Ocean archipelago which is the last remaining African colony of the old British Empire came into sharp focus at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week. […]

  • Seychelles:Mauritius' Claim to Disputed Islands Concerns Chagos Community in Seychelles
    on 11/09/2018 at 15:26

    [Seychelles News Agency] The Chagos community in Seychelles has expressed concerns over demands from the Mauritian government that the Chagos islands are returned back to Mauritius. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Joint IRI/NDI Statement on Post-Election Observations in Zimbabwe
    on 11/09/2018 at 15:16

    [IRI] The joint International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) Zimbabwe International Election Observation Mission (ZIEOM) hosted a six-person post-election delegation to Harare on September 4-8, 2018.  As part of its comprehensive effort to observe the July 30, 2018 harmonized elections, the ZIEOM's post-election delegation was co-led by Ambassador Johnnie Carson and Constance Newman both former U.S. Assistant Secretaries of State for African Affairs. The delegation […]

  • Africa:US Threatens to Arrest ICC Judges Over War Crimes Probe
    on 11/09/2018 at 08:57

    [Deutsche Welle] Washington will sanction and prosecute ICC judges who open an investigation into US war crimes in Afghanistan, said a top official. In November, the ICC chief prosecutor requested a probe into criminal action by the US. […]

  • Nigeria:How U.S. Is Partnering Nigeria to Strengthen Health Sector - Diplomat
    on 11/09/2018 at 05:07

    [Premium Times] The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, on Monday urged Nigeria to continue to invest in building resilient health systems as this will safeguard citizens and act as a strategy to bolster economic transformation in the nation. […]

  • Libya:CIA Likely to Launch Drone Strikes in Libya - Report
    on 10/09/2018 at 14:55

    [allAfrica] The American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is preparing to carry out secret drone attacks against militants in Libya, a leading U.S. newspaper reports. […]

  • Kenya:Did Trump and Uhuru Discuss China's Debt to Kenya?
    on 10/09/2018 at 08:44

    [The Exchange] A few weeks before President Uhuru Kenyatta traveled for a meeting with US president Donald Trump in Washington, sixteen US senators had written to the US Secretary of Treasury and US Secretary to the Department of State asking them to caution them against US tax payers money not being used by IMF to bail out countries indebted to China. […]


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