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USAfrica: Basil Nnanna Ukegbu lived a life of excellence. By Emmanuel A. C. Orji

USAfrica: Basil Nnanna Ukegbu lived a life of excellence. By Emmanuel A. C. Orji

A TRIBUTE TO BASIL NNANNA UKEGBU By Emmanuel A. C. Orji Special to USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com  @USAfricaLIVE It is with a deep sense of...


South Africa, ANC challenged to vote against Zuma’s cronies, old politicians

South Africa, ANC challenged to vote against Zuma’s cronies, old politicians

@USAfricaLive   @Chido247 South Africa’s former finance minister Trevor Manuel has publicly stated his opposition to aged bracket of leaders (in their 70s) who...


BrkNEWS: Female suicide bomber kills 8, wounds 18 at a mosque in Nigeria

BrkNEWS: Female suicide bomber kills 8, wounds 18 at a mosque in Nigeria

Nigeria (Reuters) – A female suicide bomber killed eight people and wounded 18 on Monday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, an area regularly...


Piracy and hijackings return to Somalia and Horn of Africa, says U.S commanders

Piracy and hijackings return to Somalia and Horn of Africa, says U.S commanders

By Dickstein Corey/Stars&Stripes CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — The U.S. military in East Africa is monitoring a sudden return of piracy around the Horn of...


USAfrica: Nigeria’s Buhari drops the hammer on Sec to Govt David Lawal, NIA’s Ayo Oke

USAfrica: Nigeria’s Buhari drops the hammer on Sec to Govt David Lawal, NIA’s Ayo Oke

Contract deals and preferential awards forced Buhari to suspend Sec to Govt. [quote font=”helvetica” bgcolor=”#753349″][/quote]Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir...


Pope speaks on “old and new forms of slavery, discrimination”, condemns “oppressive regimes”

Pope speaks on “old and new forms of slavery, discrimination”, condemns “oppressive regimes”

Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive (UPI) — Pope Francis marked Easter Sunday with an address praying for relief for the violence-beset populations of Syria, south...


USAfrica: Trump to Sell $600m Planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

USAfrica: Trump to Sell $600m Planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

Trump to Sell $600m Planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive @Chido247 (AP) The Trump administration will move forward with...


#Terrorism State of Emergency in #Egypt #ISIS claims Palm Sunday bombing of church; killed 44

#Terrorism State of Emergency in #Egypt #ISIS claims Palm Sunday bombing of church; killed 44

By Hamza Hendawi, (AP) Tanta, Egypt — Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm...


Showdown: South Africa President Zuma under pressure as parliament considers ‘no-confidence’ debate

Showdown: South Africa President Zuma under pressure as parliament considers ‘no-confidence’ debate

USAfrica News & Insights from South Africa  Zuma is the first president to face a series of motions of no confidence in the National...


Soccer: Nigerian players problems with getting visas will affect matches in London

Soccer: Nigerian players problems with getting visas will affect matches in London

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria could avoid playing friendlies in London from now on because of problems obtaining visas for staff and players, coach Gernot...


USAfrica: World Bank to inject $57billion into Africa Financing package

USAfrica: World Bank to inject $57billion into Africa Financing package

The World Bank plans to inject $57b into Africa Financing package spread next three years; includes $45b from International Development Association. Special to USAfricaonline.com...


USAfrica: Soyinka writes Derek Walcott lamented Caribbean, African cycle of brutal misrule of dictators

USAfrica: Soyinka writes Derek Walcott lamented Caribbean, African cycle of brutal misrule of dictators

USAfrica: Prof. Wole Soyinka writes a tribute to Derek Walcott, noting the late writer  and recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature lamented Caribbean, African...


USAfrica: As Nigerians protest “South Africans stop killing us” Onyeama, Dambazau meet today in Pretoria with Zuma’s ministers

USAfrica: As Nigerians protest “South Africans stop killing us” Onyeama, Dambazau meet today in Pretoria with Zuma’s ministers

Special to USAfrica (Houston) and USAfricaonline.com • @USAfricaLive  @Chido247 Following up, almost 3 weeks after recent, coordinated spate of attacks against African immigrants, primarily...


Nigeria’s Buhari returns from London, settling into presidential villa

Nigeria’s Buhari returns from London, settling into presidential villa

Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston •  USAfricaonline.com • @USAfricaLIVE After 51 days of a mix of medical check-up and modest vacation in London,...


#Biafra IPOB warns APC against pro-Buhari rally in Anambra

#Biafra IPOB warns APC against pro-Buhari rally in Anambra

By Chido Nwangwu @Chido247 Amidst all the speculation by millions of Nigerians regarding the health status of the Nigerian president Muhammad Buhari, a retired...


93-yrs-old President Mugabe returns to flood-wrecked Zimbabwe

93-yrs-old President Mugabe returns to flood-wrecked Zimbabwe

Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive Harare – Heartened no doubt by the enthusiastic welcome he got in Ghana, ageing President Robert Mugabe is finally back home to...


Obama dismisses Trump’s wiretapping claims as “simply false”

Obama dismisses Trump’s wiretapping claims as “simply false”

@Chido247 @USAfricaLIVE U.S former president Barack Obama’s spokesman, Kevin Lewis, has dismissed president Trump’s Saturday morning claim on Twitter that Obama surveilled Trump Tower...


USAfrica: Buhari’s uninspiring administration, long medical leave and politics of 2019. By Chidi Amuta

USAfrica: Buhari’s uninspiring administration, long medical leave and politics of 2019. By Chidi Amuta

Special to USAfrica [Houston] and USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLIVE   We must quickly draw the line. Between a groundswell of sincere well wishes for a president...


Obamas sign multimillion book deal

Obamas sign multimillion book deal

Special to USAfrica (Houston). @USAfricaLive New York; AFP: Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin...


Oscar snafu: Moonlight wins ‘Best Picture’ after La La Land was incorrectly named

Oscar snafu: Moonlight wins ‘Best Picture’ after La La Land was incorrectly named

Oscar snafu: Moonlight wins ‘Best Picture’ after La La Land was incorrectly named. Special to USAfrica (Houston). @Chido247 @USAfricaLive The movie starring a multi-talented...