Anti-apartheid movement heroes

Nelson Mandela, hailed for leading South Africa out of decades of apartheid, always said he wanted to be remembered as part of a collective and not in isolation. These men and women stood up against apartheid in South Africa.

Obama holds forum with African youth August 3-5 in Washington DC

  Obama to hold forum with African youth from August 3-5, 2010 in Washington DC Special to USAfrica, and CLASSmagazine Houston. By Chido Nwangwu, A group of 100 young African leaders, mainly from the private sector and...

Boko Haram threatens Southerners: “3-day ultimatum” to leave Northern Nigeria

In continuing its frontal confrontation and disregard for the authority of President Goodluck Jonathan over the control and upkeep of law and order in Nigeria, the radical and violent Islamic group Boko Haram has expanded the scope of their threat by stating through a man, Abul Qaqa, widely cited as its chief spokesman: "We are also giving a three-day ultimatum to the southerners living in the northern part of Nigeria to move away."

‘Lord of the Rings’ tower could be tallest in Africa

It may resemble Barad-dur, but this tower could become Africa's tallest building.

Nigeria’s 2015 presidential election offers slim choice of Buhari versus Jonathan.

Nigeria's 2015 presidential election offers slim choice of Buhari versus Jonathan. By C. K. Ekeke, M.Div., PhD Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston,                                ...

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.

USAfrica: Nigeria’s election and Social Media Battle between Buhari and Jonathan

Nigeria's election and Social Media Battle between Buhari and Jonathan. By Emeka Oparah Special to,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at , and Nigeria's 2015 Presidential election of March 28 is a fierce straight fight between the incumbent, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, and serial...

Schoolboy salesman to mogul

Ashish J. Thakkar reflects on his journey from selling computers to becoming one of Africa's top business entrepreneurs.

Children in bands instead of gangs

In a poor area of South Africa a retired woman has used her own savings to start a brass band that is proving an unlikely way to keep children out of gangs and off the streets.

7 African doctors who came home to save lives

Is Africa's "brain drain" so bad if medical professionals are returning armed with expertise and training?
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