Piracy and hijackings return to Somalia and Horn of Africa, says U.S commanders

By Dickstein Corey/Stars&Stripes CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — The U.S. military in East Africa is monitoring a sudden return of piracy around the Horn of Africa, likely caused by deteriorating economic conditions and famine throughout the...

USAfrica: Trump to Sell $600m Planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

Trump to Sell $600m Planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive @Chido247 (AP) The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to the Nigerian government for its campaign...

USAfrica: As South Africa crisis, Zuma’s slide continue, ANC says no resigning

Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma won the backing of the ruling ANC party, which rejected calls for him to resign over a controversial cabinet reshuffle.The African National Congress...

Showdown: South Africa President Zuma under pressure as parliament considers ‘no-confidence’ debate

USAfrica News & Insights from South Africa  Zuma is the first president to face a series of motions of no confidence in the National Assembly. But he has survived all of them  with the full...

Soccer: Nigerian players problems with getting visas will affect matches in London

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria could avoid playing friendlies in London from now on because of problems obtaining visas for staff and players, coach Gernot Rohr has said. The Super Eagles played Senegal at non-league Barnet's...

USAfrica: Nigeria launches 48-hour online visa application system

Nigeria has launched an online system aimed at enabling business executives to apply for a visa online and collect it on arrival 48 hours later, its immigration service has announced. The move to ease visa...

USAfrica: World Bank to inject $57billion into Africa Financing package

The World Bank plans to inject $57b into Africa Financing package spread next three years; includes $45b from International Development Association. Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive @Chido247 Washington DC: The World Bank has announced $57 billion in...

USAfrica: Soyinka writes Derek Walcott lamented Caribbean, African cycle of brutal misrule of dictators

USAfrica: Prof. Wole Soyinka writes a tribute to Derek Walcott, noting the late writer  and recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature lamented Caribbean, African cycle of brutal misrule of dictators Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive   Derek Walcott...

APGA backs Obiano for 2nd term; appoints new officers

APGA backs Obiano for  2nd term; appoints new officers Special to USAfrica (Houston) and USAfricaonline.com  @USAfricaLive @Chido247 The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has appointed five new national officers to replace those expelled in December 2016. The...

USAfrica: As Nigerians protest “South Africans stop killing us” Onyeama, Dambazau meet today in...

Special to USAfrica (Houston) and USAfricaonline.com • @USAfricaLive  @Chido247 Following up, almost 3 weeks after recent, coordinated spate of attacks against African immigrants, primarily Nigerians in South Africa's key cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Nigeria's...
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