Obama on Mutallab U.S. intelligence flaws: ‘buck stops with me’

President Obama said the plot was "not the fault of a single individual or organization, but rather a systemic failure across organizations and agencies."

Guinea mayhem was ‘crime against humanity’ by its military rulers, UN report

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Is Sanusi excusing Northern Nigeria’s failings and domination? By Ben Aduba

Sanusi's second point seems that to blame the North for Nigerian failings is futile because the British held down the North while allowing the South a free hand in education. The Northern leaders who led Nigeria such as Babangida were actually guided by southerners. Do not blame the North.

USAfrica: Debating the history and myths of Northern Nigeria domination. By Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

“The problem is: everywhere in this country, there is one Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Itshekiri man whose concern is how to get his hands on the pie and how much he can steal."

Mammogram and Breast Cancer test controversy: Liberian-American women on USAfricaPoll

Allyson Brown Sirleaf, daughter-in-law of Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, lent her voice to the discussion despite being miles away in Liberia. The panel’s findings resonated far beyond these American shores. Allyson shared with USAfricaonline.com that she has “cystic breasts, therefore, mammograms are never clear the first time.” She believes “mammograms are important for every woman. They assure that your breasts are clear of cancer symptoms

Assassination attempt: Guinea’s junta leader Camara ‘critical’; flown to Morocco…

CRISIS IN GUINEA: Assassination attempt by one of his aides in troubled west African country, Guinea's junta leader Camara 'critical'; flown to Morocco.... Guinea's junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, who was wounded in an...

In memory of Nigeria’s anonymous President Yar’Adua and the devil himself, Obasanjo

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Yar’Adua should resign, handover to VP; politicians, activists demand; some signatories deny statement….

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Obama deploys 30,000 soldiers; gets “war president” rebuke from his ally Michael Moore

Obama gets "war president" rebuke from his ally Michael Moore in an open letter Dear President Obama, Do you really want to be the new "war president"?  (On December 1, 2009) at West Point (military...

Danger of Failure of Anambra State for Igbo Civilization

Danger of Failure of Anambra State for Igbo Civilization By Okey Mbonu, JD ----- USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com (characterized by The New York Times as the  most influential African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks) established May 1992, our first edition...

Life and death tales follow Nigeria’s President Yar’Adua to Saudi Arabia, again.…

Life and death tales follow Nigeria's President Yar'Adua to Saudi Arabia, again.… Nigeria President's health, performance and politics USAfricaonline.com Special report By Chido Nwangwu ----- USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com (characterized by The New York Times as the  most influential African-owned, U.S-based...

American families, soldiers anguished by Fort Hood killings by Muslim-American soldier; Obama says no...

Col. Ben Danner said Hasan was shot at least four times and was in critical condition. Hasan, a 39-year-old man from Virginia, was shot multiple times by Sgt. Kimberly Munley, a police officer who was injured in the shooting, Cone said in a Friday morning press conference. Military officials said Munley was in stable condition Friday. Cone said that investigators can't rule out the possibility that terrorism was involved but "the evidence does not suggest that."

AIDS: S. Africa’s prez Zuma vows ‘onslaught’; activists support

"We need to do more, and we need to do better, together. We need to move with urgency and purpose to confront this enormous challenge," he said.

Kidnap crimes: Onitsha America’s prez Egbunike announces N1milllion to Police

USAfricaonline.com NEWS Exclusive: For foiling kidnap crimes, Onitsha America's president Dr. Egbunike announces N1milllion to Police command     Special report by Chido Nwangwu in New York   (Publisher of USAfricaonline.com,www.PhotoWorks.TV and CLASSmagazine, Houston)   In a bold and target-specific response...

Violent protests over poverty in South Africa

With the growing discontent, new President Jacob Zuma is pressured to meet his promise of easing inequality in South Africa. There are millions who are still living in poverty 15 years after the end of apartheid. However the government has fallen short in meeting demands for better basic services like water, electricity, health care and education.

Scientists join forces on AIDS spread in Africa

“We live in a world that is more interconnected every day, and we have all seen how pathogens such as HIV or the swine flu virus can arise in a remote area of the planet and quickly become a global threat,” said Marco Salemi, an assistant professor of pathology, immunology, and laboratory medicine at the UF College of Medicine and senior author of the study. “Understanding the factors that can lead to a full-scale pandemic is essential to protect our species from emerging dangers.”

Literature, Culture and Development: The African Experience

In all of these essays and more, we can readily discern a tentative, but increasingly confident approach towards a definitive statement concerning what Dr. Madubuike was clearly beginning to be convinced was an inevitable linkage between a normative species of African Literature which derived from an authentic elucidation of African cultural values, and the inevitable obligation to fight, through it, for, and promote 'African development'. Now, 'African development', in this context, was not to be construed merely as just a socio-economic term. It is in fact an omnibus term. It implied the cultural and psychological struggle for self-identification in reaction against silly European notions of the non-identity, if you like, of the African person. It implied the political obligation of the African writer, and the critic of his writings, to deploy their talents in support of the struggle to liberate all Africans from their colonial masters. And it also implicated a clear duty, both on the part of the creative writer and of the literary critic of his offerings, to come up with a canonical definition of the Africanness in African literature.

Democrats who voted against public OPTION got $19 million from healthcare firms, lobbyists

Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) alone accounts for nearly $8 million of the total. In addition, five of his former staff members -- including two former chiefs of staff -- are now lobbyists representing organizations with a strong interest in the health care bill. Joan Walsh of Salon took Baucus to task for his vote, writing, "So let's get this straight: Baucus admits the public option would 'hold insurance companies' feet to the fire,' but he voted against it? Is there any clearer evidence that Baucus is in the pocket of the health insurance industry?"

USAfrica: Why Nigerian and Africa’s leaders are leading them nowhere. By Prof. Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

In an interview with the Financial Times (London), Nigeria's leader retired Gen. Obasanjo could not but admit: "In three years I went round the world and did not get anything... I went round the countries in Europe, twice over, I went to Japan, to America, to Canada and got good words... but no action at all." Yet, if Obasanjo continues his current rate of travel overseas in the remaining 12 months of his presidency, he will make a further 30 trips with the whooping cost of US$6 million to Nigeria's forlorn economy.

President Obama, hate-mongers and mob cons

Why has the Republican party given nods and winks to their tailored, predictable, toxic mobocracy of the "healthcare town-hall meetings" masquerading as democratic expressions. Why did they allow shouting down opponents to morph into Republican modus operandi? Joe Wilson had his soul mates in those yelling riot brigades, and beyond. Here's why? Only a few days ago, right-wing talk-radio bomb throwers and distortion artists Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage Wiener and Sean Hannity demanded as required and standard behavior for Republicans and extreme conservatives that for the remainder of the term of Obama's presidency: they must use raucous heckling, wild accusations, shrill partisan roars and physical disruption of public policy events against Obama's policies and moves as the tools of engagement….

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