USAfrica Flashback: Haiti’s Igbo ancestry and recognition of Biafra. By President Francois Duvalier (in...

USAfricaonline.com Flashback: Haiti's Igbo ancestry and recognition of Biafra in 1969. The March 22, 1969 statement by  DR. FRANCOIS 'Papa Doc' DUVALIER (April 14, 1907 – April 21, 1971), PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI (from 1957 to...

INSECURITY: Boko Haram blows up Nigeria phone towers, kills 15, schools burnt

More than two dozen mobile phone towers for various providers have been destroyed in cities across northern Nigeria this week, marking a new type of attack from a group that has become notorious for deadly gun and bomb assaults. Police said that two primary schools, a fire station, an electoral office and two religious affairs buildings were also burnt in the northeastern city of Damaturu, which has been hard hit by Boko Haram.

USAfrica BrkNEWS: 120 Nigerian-Americans STRANDED at Lagos Airport due to United Airlines cancellation.

In another troubling aspect to the disruptions caused by cancellation, USAfrica and CLASSmagazine can report based on the eye-witness accounts of 3 passengers on the flight that the United Airline operations staff decided to placed some of the Euro-Caucasian and Asian heritage passengers (about 11 of them) on other airlines namely Delta and British Airways, heading back to the U.S., without putting any of the Nigerians on any of the airlines. Sam Oparah-Francis, a Nashville-based business executive who was on the cancelled flight, spoke to USAfricaonline.com from Lagos to confirm the preferential picks. "I think it is discrimination and I find it unacceptable, especially here in our own Nigeria. I saw it with my own eyes", he told USAfrica and CLASSmagazine.

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This week's Africa summit in Washington offers a chance for American companies to create ties to fast-growing economies, says Sen. Chris Coons

On Africa’s economies and peace, Achebe colloquium calls for good governance, indigenous investments

The Colloquium urges governments in Africa and bold private initiatives to work to grow additional, dedicated indigenous investment and entrepreneurial groups rather than depend largely on foreign aid. To paraphrase one of the keynote speakers, foreign aid is morphine; what is really needed in Africa is a dedicated and thorough operation to remove debilitating poverty that robs the people of their dignity and makes them vulnerable to the manipulation of corrupt, self-serving, and divisive leaders and warlords.

Pastor, deacon, 14 others killed at Christmas church services in Nigeria by radical Islamists,...

6 persons were killed and several injured at the Church of Christ in Nations in Potiskum, in Yobe State. The attackers shot the pastor and set the house of worship on fire during the Christmas eve session. At the embattled city of Maiduguri, in Borno state where Boko Haram sect has its biggest base, a church deacon and 5 worshipers at the First Baptist Church were murdered.

Suicide bombing of Nigerian church sparks revenge from Christians in Kaduna

In June 2012, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for three suicide attacks on churches in Kaduna state, where the city of Kaduna is located, which led to deadly rioting. Dozens of people were killed in the violence. Boko Haram's insurgency in northern and central Nigeria has led to more than 2,800 deaths since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

Opinion: Egypt’s soccer violence has deeper roots

Another matchday, another morgue full of bodies; another crowd of mothers broken by grief, weeping for the souls of their dead sons.

Opinion: Give power to women in Africa

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SHOWDOWN as CAR rebels seize cities, demand resignation of President Bozize; South Africa, Chad...

As Central African Republic rebels (Séléka Alliance) captured two more towns over the weekend and prospects of this Tuesday January 8, 2013 peace talks grow dim under the umbrella of the regional bloc CEEAC between the rebels and President Francois Bozize. Eric Massi, a Paris-based spokesman for the rebels, has said that for the CAR to achieve peace and move forward, "Bozize's departure is non-negotiable."

Escalation as suicide attacks hit Sokoto, historic seat of Islam in Nigeria; Boko Haram...

Boko Haram Islamists, responsible for scores of deadly gun and bomb attacks in recent months, are suspected of having hideouts in Sokoto, but the group has rarely struck within the city.

Uganda’s Museveni to sign bill jailing homosexuals for life

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Toast to Ambassador Joy Ogwu’s distinctions. By Chido Nwangwu

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SHOWDOWN in GHANA: opposition candidate Akufo-Addo not willing to concede to Mahama; alleges fraud,...

According to the electoral commission, Mahama won the election held over Friday and Saturday with 50.70 percent of the votes cast, compared to Akufo-Addo's 47.74 percent. The stakes were especially high in the West African country with a booming economy fueled in part by a new and expanding oil industry. Mahama, in his victory speech, spoke of all leaders respecting the "voice of the people."

USAfrica: Violence against Women in the Nigerian Community: Issues of Power and Control.

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Civil and religious war possible in Nigeria if terrorist group Boko Haram is not...

Despite Nigerian government statements that Boko Haram was finished, followers regrouped under a new leader and has grown increasingly stronger, not weaker, over the past two years.

10-yr old boy killed by rocket propelled grenade in Jos; Boko Haram fingered

The complicating situation in the middle belt and northern region of Nigeria took another sad twist today as a 10-year-old boy was killed when a rocket fired by suspected members of Islamic Boko Haram sect at a school hit him in the central Nigerian city Jos.

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

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