Nigeria, U.S. and Mutallab terrorism issues: Voice of America’s interview of USAfrica’s Chido Nwangwu.

“Egypt holds a significant number of radical Islamic zealots. (Ayman) Al-Zawahiri, one of the twin leaders of al-Qaida, is an Egyptian. There are radical elements in Egypt. They were not listed. So the Obama administration needs to look a little further. I know they are being sensitive to the fact that the young man was in a transition movement,” he explained. To counter tighter restrictions, Nwangwu points out that what he calls “evil geniuses” will continue to devise creative, innovative ways to get around the regulations. The Houston journalist says he supports international efforts to plug the loopholes. But also recalling that the September, 2001 attacks all originated within the United States, he contends that there is no substitute for stepped-up vigilance on all possible front.

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Soccer: gunmen wound 4 in attack on Togo’s African football stars

Two players, goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale and defender Serge Akakpo were among the wounded, Dossevi told AFP. "One of them (Akakpo) took a bullet in the back and the other (Obilale) was hit in the kidneys," Dossevi said. "The assailants were hooded and armed to the teeth. We stayed under the seats for 20 minutes. It was horrible." Obilale plays at French fifth division side GSI Pontivy while Akakpo plays with Romanian outfit Vaslui. The other two wounded were the team's goalkeeping coach and doctor.

Is Libya’s leader Khadafi romantically involved with his blond, sexy Ukrainian nurse? as WikiLeaks...

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‘Al-Qaeda threat’ closed US embassy in South Africa

The embassy, consulates in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, as well as aid and development offices, have been closed since Tuesday after the State Department said a "credible" threat had been received.... South Africa itself is not seen as a target for terrorist attacks, but the incident has heightened security concerns in the country ahead of the 2010 football World Cup.

Nigeria’s anti-gay crackdown

Nigeria is second only to South Africa as the country with the highest number of HIV/AIDS sufferers; one would have thought a better gift for the New Year from the government to its people would be to urge the national legislature to pass the anti HIV-...

Soccer: Nigeria wins FIFA U-17 World Cup; scoring 2-0 over Mali

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Egyptian woman activist poses NAKED; outrage, condemnation follow

Nudity is strongly frowned upon in Egyptian society, even as an art form. Elmahdy's posting is almost unheard of in a country where most women in the Muslim majority wear the headscarf and even those who don't rarely wear clothes exposing the arms or legs in public.

USAfrica: Despite Gowon and Obasanjo’s distortions, vindication of the Biafran generation continues. By Nkem...

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Parasite keeping millions in poverty

One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn't fatal. In fact, it's easily curable.

Ghana buries its late President John Atta Mills; millions mourn

Among those who viewed the body as it lay under a glass case before the service were Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia as well as the leaders of Benin and neighbouring Togo. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who wrapped up an African tour on Friday, also attended the funeral. "He was like a brother to me. I will surely miss him," Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe told journalists. Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi, also the current African Union chairman, described Mills as "passionate about peace in Africa and in the region".

World’s biggest wildlife oasis

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Zuma: South Africa economy still ‘remains in hands of white males’; needs reforms

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Soccer: Nigeria lose World Cup U-17 to Switzerland

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