On Africa’s economies and peace, Achebe colloquium calls for good governance, indigenous investments

The Colloquium urges governments in Africa and bold private initiatives to work to grow additional, dedicated indigenous investment and entrepreneurial groups rather than depend largely on foreign aid. To paraphrase one of the keynote speakers, foreign aid is morphine; what is really needed in Africa is a dedicated and thorough operation to remove debilitating poverty that robs the people of their dignity and makes them vulnerable to the manipulation of corrupt, self-serving, and divisive leaders and warlords.

Where are Obama and Romney’s Jobs Policies as we countdown to November elections?

Where are Obama and Romney's Jobs Policies as we countdown to November elections? By Douglas E Schoen Special to USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfrica247, Facebook.com/USAfricaChido and Twitter.com/Chido247 It's a testament to how bad the American employment market has gotten that the  July...

USAfrica: Anambra Women in USA meet in New Orleans for Breast Cancer fundraiser on...

USAfrica: Anambra Women USA meet in New Orleans for Breast Cancer fundraiser on Oct 29; interview with Dr. Mrs. Anthonia Uche Umeh. Special to CLASSmagazine, USAfricaonline.com ,PhotoWorks.TV and the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  IgboEvents, AnambraPolitics, Nigeria360 and UNNalumni As a part of the USAfrica...

Nigeria’s democracy, Anambra’s Governorship election: Winners, Losers and task ahead

Nigeria's democracy, Anambra's Governorship election: Winners, Losers and task ahead By Attorney Chris Aniedobe Edited version for USAfrica, USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine (Houston) and IgboEvents USAfrica, Feb 8, 2010: I am satisfied that the re-election of Governor Peter Obi...

World Bank ex-officials back Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for president

Okonjo-Iweala "would bring the combination of her experience as finance and foreign minister of a large and complex African country with her wide experience of working at all levels of the Bank's hierarchy in different parts of the world, from agricultural economist to managing director."

Rethinking Ebola, ISIS

Stanley McChrystal and Kristina Talbert-Slagle say Ebola and ISIS are serious global health security challenges that mask deeper, more complex problems.

USAfrica: On healthcare delivery, Obiano signs MOU with Rise Health of America

USAfrica: On healthcare delivery, Obiano signs MOU with Rise Health of America Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston,                                      ...

Doing business in Ebola-hit country

The deadly Ebola virus which has ripped through three West African countries has had the biggest impact in Liberia. As of last week, the country has had over 7,000 cases of the disease and nearly 3,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

POLLUTION, OIL and NIGERIA: Liquid Gold or Petro-Dollars Curse?

POLLUTION, OIL and NIGERIA: LIQUID GOLD OR PETRO-GAS CURSE? By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica. Special to USAfrica The Newspaper, Houston (first written/published on October 19, 1998) and USAfricaonline.com http://usafricaonline.com/chido.petrogas.html updated http://usafricaonline.com/2010/07/06/petrogas-pollution-nigeria-chido-october1998 The news report by USAfricaonline.com about...

USAfrica: President Jonathan’s critics are unfair, expect too much. By Benjamin Aduba

He did not become his own man until May 29, 2011. Therefore, Jonathan has been a president for just 8 months no matter what his critics write and say. Jonathan did not have a national constituency or following. He did not espouse any set of galvanizing agenda. He came from Baylesa, a riverine state which, in the estimation of some, is merely required to provide oil, but otherwise to keep quiet.

Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the hospital said in a statement.

Should health workers who treat Ebola be quarantined?

When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home?

WHO: Ebola survivor’s’ blood sold on black market

Desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from Ebola survivors, the World Health Organization warned.

Michelle Obama brings substance, grace and teary credibility to introduce Barack.

I think that particularly, on style of presentation, to her detractors who paint her as "an angry Black woman", she came to Charlotte with an almost cherubic grace and engaging smile; I know that to those human fountains of negativism against her who scream and yell on FoxNews and other partisan platforms that she "hates America", Michelle shattered their wicked lies by restating the Realities of her love for America and the Obamas' gratitude for living the American dream!

Liberia once again ‘Ebola-free’

Ebola's recent reappearance in Liberia is over, the World Health Organization said Thursday, prompting the group to declare the country free of the deadly virus for the second time this year.

OIL in NIGERIA: Liquid Gold or Petro-Dollars Curse? by Chido Nwangwu, USAfrica

OIL in NIGERIA: Liquid Gold or Petro-Dollars Curse? By Chido Nwangwu, USAfrica Founder & Publisher.  Archiving of this updated essay on another web site is Not authorized; only web links are allowed. Written October 19, 1998 and...

Using music to fight Ebola

Health officials trying to educate Liberians about Ebola dangers are using songs to spread the message.

Ebola: Second person dies in Mali

A nurse has died of Ebola in the Malian capital of Bamako, the health ministry said Wednesday, sparking fears that the nation has not yet defeated the deadly virus.

Pistorius is a ‘suicide risk’

Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and is a suicide risk, the doctors who spent a month evaluating his mental health concluded.

USAfrica: Buhari’s policies, actions fuel latest agitation for Biafra. By Femi Aribisala

Buhari's policies, actions fuel latest agitation for Biafra. By Femi Aribisala Special to USAfrica multimedia networks (Houston) and USAfricaonline.com  @USAfricaLive   In the eight years of Obasanjo’s presidency (1999-2007), there was no headline-grabbing demand for Biafra.  Ditto for...

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