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Nigeria: Jackie Aina Got Engaged and Her Ring is So Gorgeous!
on 21/08/2019 at 11:48
[allAfrica] Cape Town -We can't get over how big the ring is.
Somalia: U.S. Says Airstrike in Somalia Kills Al-Shabaab Militant
on 21/08/2019 at 10:01
[Shabelle] The U.S. military says it has conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab militant in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, killing a militant.
Angola: Minister Invites U.S. Investors
on 21/08/2019 at 06:39
[ANGOP] Luanda -Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto Monday in Washington invited US investors to participate in the future privatization process in the country.
Angola: U.S. Diplomat Reaffirms Need to Fight Corruption
on 21/08/2019 at 06:39
[ANGOP] Benguela -The US ambassador to Angola Nina Maria Fite reaffirmed on Tuesday, in Benguela that the ongoing fight against corruption and transparency must continue, to ease the interest of US companies in investing in Angola.
Kenya: Akasha Accomplices Should Be Sent Direct to Face Trial in U.S.
on 21/08/2019 at 05:59
[Nation] The 25-year jail sentence handed out to Kenyan drug baron Baktash Akasha by a court in the United States should serve as a powerful reminder to all in positions of power and authority here that crime does not pay.
Nigeria: U.S. Allocates Additional U.S.$75 Million to Fight Against HIV/Aids
on 21/08/2019 at 05:11
[Premium Times] The United States government says it has allocated an additional $75 million to the fight against HIV/AIDs in Nigeria through its President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Nigeria: Nigerian Shia Leader Zakzaky Alleges U.S. Involvement in Treatment in India
on 20/08/2019 at 18:47
[Council on Foreign Relations] Washington, DC -On August 13, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky arrived in India to receive medical treatment. Three days later, he returned to Nigeria having refused medical treatment. Upon his return, he was placed under arrest. He found his treatment in New Delhi to be unsatisfactory and objected to the tight security arrangements that had been put in place. He and some of his followers are claiming that the United States was behind his perceived poor treatment in India.
Southern Africa: SADC's Anti-Sanctions Stance Opens New Frontier
on 20/08/2019 at 12:04
[The Herald] For more than two decades, Zimbabwe has sustained its call for the removal of illegal sanctions imposed by a few Western countries, United States and the European bloc following Government's decision to redistribute land for the benefit of the landless majority.
Ghana: 52 Ghanaians Deported From U.S., Saudi Arabia
on 20/08/2019 at 12:02
[Ghanaian Times] A total of 52 Ghanaians deported from the United States of America (USA) and Saudi Arabia for various offences, have arrived in the country, the Ghana Immigration Service has said.
Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Adds New York's JFK Airport to Its Network
on 20/08/2019 at 12:00
[Ghanaian Times] Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest growing African carriers, has started three weekly services to John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan.
Zimbabwe: Solidarity to End Sanctions Welcome
on 20/08/2019 at 11:44
[The Herald] The 39th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania last week made a bold collective decision when all the countries in the regional bloc resolved to declare October 25 as solidarity day against illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.
Liberia: Amb. Patten Calls for Diaspora Liberians' Support
on 20/08/2019 at 10:06
[Observer] George S.W. Patten Sr., Liberia's Ambassador accredited to the United States of America, described diaspora Liberians' role in the country's development programs as "critical", a release from Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has said.
Zimbabwe: U.S. Under Fire Over Opposition Protests
on 20/08/2019 at 09:08
[The Herald] The United States has come under fire for working in cahoots with the country's detractors by allegedly funding and encouraging opposition MDC-Alliance's violent demonstrations in an attempt to overthrow President Mnangagwa's Government.
Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Youths Blast U.S. Ambassador for 'Meddling' in Politics
on 20/08/2019 at 06:43
[New Zimbabwe] THE Zanu PF youth league has accused US ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian Nichols of sponsoring terrorism in the country and further called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reign in on the diplomat.
Kenya: How Baktash Akasha's Plea for Lenient Jail Term Failed
on 20/08/2019 at 05:40
[Nairobi News] Confessed international drug trafficker Baktash Akasha made a moving confession in a US court on Friday, expressing remorse for his past deeds and pleading for a lesser sentence.
Kenya: USA, Norway, Australia to Pace Kipchoge's Sub Two-Hour Run
on 20/08/2019 at 05:22
[Nation] The clock is quickly ticking down to world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge's attempt to become the first man to cover the iconic 42-kilometre distance in under two hours. Dubbed the "INEOS 1:59 Challenge," the attempt has been put together by British manufacturing giant INEOS that backs athletics, sailing and cycling, among other sports.
Africa: U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa
on 19/08/2019 at 15:57
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi and Cape Verde.
Kenya: Drug Lord Baktash Akasha Gets 25 Years in U.S. Jail
on 19/08/2019 at 10:02
[Capital FM] New York -One of Akasha's sons Baktash was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday, for involvement in drug trafficking.
Kenya: U.S. Court Jails Kenyan Drug Lord Baktash Akasha for 25 Years
on 19/08/2019 at 10:01
[Nation] Confessed international drug trafficker Baktash Akasha was handed a 25-year prison sentence by a US judge on Friday.
Rwanda: FBI Trains Local Investigators
on 19/08/2019 at 09:45
[New Times] 25 investigators from Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) yesterday completed a five-day course aimed at equipping them with modern skills in interview and interrogation techniques.
Africa: Levi's, Wrangler Vow to Protect Women Making Jeans From Sexual Abuse
on 19/08/2019 at 06:55
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs.
Nigeria: FBI Arrests Celebrated Young Nigerian Billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke
on 19/08/2019 at 06:48
[This Day] The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke for alleged conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.
Sudan: The United States Welcomes Sudan's Adoption of the Constitutional Declaration
on 19/08/2019 at 06:42
[State Department] The United States congratulates the people of Sudan on the August 17 signing of the Constitutional Declaration and political agreement between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council.
Sudan: International Community Congratulates Sudan On Power-Sharing Agreement
on 19/08/2019 at 05:40
[Radio Dabanga] New York / Khartoum / Washington / Brussels / Lond -Statements congratulating Sudan on the signing of final documents in Khartoum yesterday sealing the political agreement reached between the Transition Military Council (TMC) and Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Constitutional Declaration regarding the Transitional Authority, have been issued by the UN Secretary-General and country team for Sudan, the US and UK governments, and the European Union.
Rwanda: American Tourists to Rwanda Grow By 114% - Travel Agencies Say
on 19/08/2019 at 05:20
[New Times] Numbers of American tourists to Rwanda have grown by 114 per cent year on year, according to data from an international travel agency network.
Nigeria: Govt Not Fiscally Transparent, Says U.S.
on 19/08/2019 at 05:16
[Premium Times] The U.S. has classified the Nigerian government among those that are not fiscally transparent.
Sudan: U.S. Secretary of State - Sudan's Former NISS Head Persona Non Grata in U.S.
on 16/08/2019 at 10:49
[Radio Dabanga] Washington -Salah Gosh, the former head of Sudan's infamous National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), been designated banned from entry into the USA under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), due to his involvement in gross violations of human rights.
Sudan: Gosh Former NISS Director General Banned From Entering the States
on 16/08/2019 at 10:48
[SudaNow] Former chief of spy in the country, Lt Gen Salah Abdalla, known as Salah Gosh, has been officially banned from entering the United States of America.
Nigeria: August 2 Declared As Kunle Adewale Day in Ohio, U.S.
on 16/08/2019 at 08:32
[This Day] On August 2, 2019, Mayor John Cranley, the Mayor of Cincinnati declared August 2, 2019 "Kunle Adewale Day" in Cincinnati, Ohio- USA in honour of the Nigerian artist, Kunle Adewale whose trailblazing career of arts in medicine has been impactful.
Sudan: U.S. Imposes Travel Ban on Former Security Chief
on 16/08/2019 at 08:21
[VOA] The United States has imposed a visa ban on the former director general of Sudan's national intelligence and security services for his alleged involvement in gross human rights violations.