13 voices shaking things up

From Hollywood ingenues to social changemakers, a look back at the voices innovating, raising and changing Africa over the last 12 months.

U.S.: ISIS is a growing threat in Libya

U.S. officials say ISIS has established outposts in North Africa, which is a source of recruits, weapons and funding. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Condom with ‘teeth’ to ward off rapists launched in South Africa

The condom ‘latches itself to the skin of the attacker, causing immense discomfort, allowing the victim to escape’ claims the official website for the product. ‘The attacker is “branded” a rapist! Since the attacker...

‘My fiancée was RAPED by police, then charged with indecency’; protest rally on Saturday

‘My fiancée was RAPED by police, then charged with indecency’; human rights rally on Saturday. Follow us at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido and Twitter.com/Chido247 The case against a Tunisian woman who was allegedly raped by police and then arrested for indecency has...

Minister, 31 others dead in Ramadan PLANE CRASH

"Before landing, communication with the pilot was normal and the runway clear. Then an explosion was heard and the plane was destroyed," he said.

Thomas Eric Duncan: First Ebola death in U.S.

Thomas Eric Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man. Just over two weeks later, he passed away in a Dallas, Texas, hospital with Ebola.

15 out-of-this-world places for a holiday

In Africa, these are the continent's best eco-friendly hotels and safari camps.

Senegal’s opposition leader calls for unity ahead of March 18 run-off vote

Senegal's opposition leader calls for unity ahead of March 18 run-off vote Special to USAfricaoline.com AFP - Senegal's Macky Sall on Wednesday strove to unite the opposition behind him for a March 18 presidential run-off after emerging...

Could Ebola spread in Europe?

The news that a Spanish woman has contracted the Ebola virus has raised questions about what went wrong in the treatment of two patients evacuated from West Africa to Madrid, allowing the potentially deadly disease to spread from person-to-person outsi...

WHITNEY Houston: superstars come to honor, sing, reflect and speak at memorial service

  Superstars come to honor, sing and speak at Whitney Houston memorial service By Christine Kearney (additional reporting by Jonathan Allen)/Reuters. Special to USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine Houston, USAfricaTV,  www.PhotoWorks.TV and the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360, UNNalumni and AfricanChristians.   A star-studded lineup will sing and speak at pop...

GHANA Presidential Election results indicate a close outcome for Mahama vs Akufo-Addo

The stakes are especially high in a nation with a booming economy fuelled by a new and expanding oil industry. Ghana is also seeking to further burnish its credentials as a stable democracy in a turbulent region.

Obama’s appointing Kase Lawal to trade committee continues upward march by oil and gas...

USAfrica has followed the exponential, methodical expansion of the clout and revenue drivers for CAMAC and of Kase, himself. I think that the latest nod from Obama's administration to Lawal is a continuation of that forward march by a hard-working and savvy son Africa in America.

#USAfrica BRKNEWS: Previously cancelled Obingwa not in Abia State governorship 2015 Election rerun areas

#USAfrica BRKNEWS: Previously cancelled Obingwa not in Abia State governorship 2015 Election rerun areas Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston, Lagos, Aba. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247 ABIA governorship 2015 Election rerun areas: 1 Aba north 2. Aba south 3. Ikwuano  4. Isiala...

Now, the King is LeBron James!

Into the 2012 NBA play-offs and finals, LeBron approached every game with a stern dedication and iron-will to win, and win fair and square, He played and won like a true artful champion. Sometimes, I thought, LeBron moved to score like a super-power train… unstoppable.

POWER TUSSLE in Egypt: Morsi bows to court ruling on parliament

The statement appears aimed at mollifying an infuriated judiciary, which has been placed at the forefront of the complex struggle between powerful generals adjusting to their new Islamist president. "If yesterday's constitutional court ruling prevents parliament from fulfilling its responsibilities, we will respect that because we are a state of the law," the statement said, a day after the court froze Morsi's decree. "There will be consultations with (political) forces and institutions and the supreme council for legal authorities to pave a suitable way out of this," the statement added.

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ on big screen

"Half of a Yellow Sun" stars Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and is one of the most eagerly awaited films to come out of Africa in recent years.

Soccer: Nigeria lose World Cup U-17 to Switzerland

Soccer: Nigeria lose World Cup U-17 to Switzerland By SAM AUDU On Sunday night, November 15, 2009, Switzerland became the new FIFA Under-17 World Cup when they defeated hosts and defending champions Nigeria 1-0 at a packed...

Africa’s super telescopes

Under a clear night sky on a rocky arid outcrop, South African astronomers are waiting for the stars to come out and play.

Pistorius defense: Steenkamp wasn’t cowering

One of the most respected ballistics experts in South Africa disputed key elements of the prosecution case against Oscar Pistorius Friday, saying that the girlfriend he killed last year did not appear to have been in a defensive position when he shot her.

Reports: Small plane crashes in South Africa, killing 3

A small plane crashed in South Africa early Monday, killing 3 people, local media reported.

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Soccer: Ghana stuns Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU cup

Ghana has won the West Africa Football Union Cup of Nations following a resounding defeat of their bitter soccer rivals Nigeria by a 4-1. It...

McCain kills Trump/Republicans’ second effort to repeal ObamaCare

Washington (AFP) - US Senator John McCain on Friday announced his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama's signature health care...