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Oprah picks Nigerian author’s short stories

Oprah picks Nigerian author’s short stories

Uwem notes that: "I was inspired to write by the people who sit around my village church to share palm wine after Sunday Mass,...


Suleiman: I am Hungry, Please Re-brand me

Suleiman: I am Hungry, Please Re-brand me

I am Nigeria. Malaria, typhoid and many other preventable diseases send me to hospitals which have no doctors, no medicines and no power. So...


Africa Action, ECOWAS condemn Guinea’s killing of 160 “peaceful demonstrators”

Africa Action, ECOWAS condemn Guinea’s killing of 160 “peaceful demonstrators”

"They were raping women publicly. Soldiers were shooting everywhere and I saw people fall" Mouctar Diallo, opposition...


U.S. AfriCom’s commander Ward: no plans to move hqs to Africa

U.S. AfriCom’s commander Ward: no plans to move hqs to Africa

Washington has no plans "for the foreseeable future" to move the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command - nor any of its military components -...


Darfur, Sudanese refugees face rape daily in Chad

Darfur, Sudanese refugees face rape daily in Chad

The Amnesty International report says the women and girls are attacked by villagers living nearby, members of the Chadian army and aid workers in...


If it is building bigger churches, no other race surpasses ‘Black/African’ folks in Africa or USA

If it is building bigger churches, no other race surpasses ‘Black/African’ folks in Africa or USA

Despite many years of separation from the continent, the way Blacks and Africans do things are alarmingly similar. They will build a bigger church...


Nigeria set to be world’s 2nd Largest Supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas

Nigeria set to be world’s 2nd Largest Supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas

Special Adviser to the President on Petroleum Matters, Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah, who made these known said "Nigerian LNG has a total installed capacity of...


2010 World Cup qualifying’s top players; Ronaldo missing

2010 World Cup qualifying’s top players; Ronaldo missing

Current FIFA World Player of the Year, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, is not on the list, and Portugal is in grave danger of missing the...


District 9 movie draws anger of Nigerians; caricatures Obasanjo…

District 9 movie draws anger of Nigerians; caricatures Obasanjo…

None of the groups shown comes out particularly well, but the Nigerians are portrayed as gangsters, cannibals, pimps and prostitutes, while their leader's name...


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

‘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...


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

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...


My aversion to patronizing ‘Save’ Africa campaigns by Europeans, Americans

My aversion to patronizing ‘Save’ Africa campaigns by Europeans, Americans

My aversion to patronizing 'Save' Africa campaigns by the West. By Uzodinma Iweala. Such campaigns, however well intentioned, promote the stereotype of Africa...


Palm Pre is Pre(mature); I’ll live in the iPhone digital universe

Palm Pre is Pre(mature); I’ll live in the iPhone digital universe

Beyond the media-pr hype, based on actualities , interface, reliability, and features, I think this first Palm Pre might just be Pre(mature) in comparison...


SOCCER: Nigeria, South Africa host world soccer in 2009 and 2010

SOCCER: Nigeria, South Africa host world soccer in 2009 and 2010

IFA's Executive Committee has agreed that in 2009, Egypt would host the FIFA under 20 World Cup and that Nigeria would host the FIFA...


The great writer Achebe joins Brown faculty

The great writer Achebe joins Brown faculty

The University will hold a welcoming event for Achebe on Nov. 10, Rose said, which will feature his newest book, “The Education of a...


HONORS

HONORS

DISTINGUISHED AWARDS: USAfrica’s Founder Chido Nwangwu, Gen. Teidi get honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree The leading U.S-sponsored international christian education college/seminary in Africa, WATS...


USAfrica’s Founder Chido Nwangwu, Gen. Teidi get honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree

USAfrica’s Founder Chido Nwangwu, Gen. Teidi get honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree

The U.S.-sponsored, leading international christian education college/seminary in Africa and an affiliate of the University of Nigeria (UNN), WATS, during its 20th Anniversary events...


President Obama, hate-mongers and mob cons

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....


Obama’s Africa agenda, our business and democracy.

Obama’s Africa agenda, our business and democracy.

Signally, Obama's White House chose the small west African country of only 23 million peoples, spurning Ghana's neighbor, the "giant of Africa" Nigeria with...


Obama’s Africa agenda, our business and democracy

Obama’s Africa agenda, our business and democracy

Obama is in Ghana principally for America's core strategic interests: Oil. I know that oil and stable access to oil are vital parts of...