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Mugabe's 7th term? ZANU-PF declares "landslide victory"; opposition says it's "a huge farce" By Chido Nwangwu, USAfrica (Houston) The 89-year-old controversial President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and his ruling Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF)...

SHOWDOWN: Jonathan returns fire to Obasanjo, says his actions “threat to national security”

SHOWDOWN: Jonathan returns fire to Obasanjo, says his actions “threat to national security”  •Follow Twitter.com/Chido247, Facebook.com/USAfricaChido                                           ...

President Jonathan, why are they afraid of Princess Stella Oduah remaining in your cabinet...

President Jonathan, why are they afraid of Princess Stella Oduah remaining in your cabinet as Aviation Minister?            By Chike B. Emenike Special to USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine, Nigeria360 e-group and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow us  Twitter.com/Chido247,  Facebook.com/USAfricaChido   It’s obvious to discerning observers of Nigerian politics...

USAfrica names Gov-Elect Alex Otti as Abia OVERCOMER of the year

Abia State GOVERNOR-Elect Dr. ALEX OTTI named as ABIA OVERCOMER OF THE YEAR by the editors of USAfrica; on the cover of its January 2016 special  International edition, vol. 10 #1.   "It is in line with USAfrica's...

USAfrica: On achievements, Obiano outperforming his predecessors.

By Chuks Iloegbunam Special to USAfrica multimedia networks (Houston) and USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive In the run-up to the 2017 governorship election in Anambra State of Nigeria, Governor Willie Obiano is countless strides ahead of the most determined of his...

USAfrica: The Igbo hold very little claim to the making of Buhari’s government, says...

USAfrica: The Igbo hold very little claim to the making of Buhari’s government, says Chekwas Okorie Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247  He is the chairman of the Nigerian UPP political party and main...

Bomb blasts against church, civilians on Christmas eve kill 35 in Jos, Nigeria.

Terrorism, bomb blasts against church, civilians on Christmas eve kill 35 in Jos, Nigeria. USAfricaonline.com: More than 35 persons have been killed from a number of Christmas Eve (December 24, 2010) bomb blasts, apparently coordinated...

#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...

WikiLeaks on Nigeria: Shell Oil brags it “knows everything” about key decisions in government,...

The (U.S) ambassador reported: "She (Shell Oil exec Ann Pickard) said the GON [government of Nigeria] had forgotten that Shell had seconded people to all the relevant ministries and that Shell consequently had access to everything that was being done in those ministries."

USAfrica: Why Donald Trump is leading and confusing Republicans. By Chidi Amuta

Why Donald Trump is leading and confusing Republicans By Dr. Chidi Amuta.                                              ...

Is District 9 movie a fitting metaphor for the ugliness of Nigeria?

Nigeria is a nation whose ugliness is increasingly troubling! Nigeria’s Information Minister, Professor Dora Akunyili has implicitly accepted that there is something wrong with Nigeria’s image. She hardly accepts that there is something wrong with Nigeria. Trivializing her pet project to a matter of perception as she is doing with her usual zeal and outspokenness rather than accepting the obvious is very unhelpful. The poignancy of such artistic endeavors like District 9, which has been described as “a science-fiction morality tale” ought to be seen as an effort not only driven by mercantile interest, but also an effort to employ art to deliver the message to the so-called Nigerian leaders, past and present of the incalculable harm they have done and continue to do their country and its inhabitants. But are they listening? I have doubts.

Pope Benedict XVI condemns attacks on churches in Nigeria as “absurd violence”

Pope Benedict XVI condemns attacks on churches in Nigeria; calls it "absurd violence"         Special to USAfricaonline.com AFP. Vatican City―Pope Benedict XVI deplored on Sunday (December 26, 2010) the "absurd violence" against Christians after attacks on churches...

Ghana buries its late President John Atta Mills; millions mourn

Among those who viewed the body as it lay under a glass case before the service were Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia as well as the leaders of Benin and neighbouring Togo. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who wrapped up an African tour on Friday, also attended the funeral. "He was like a brother to me. I will surely miss him," Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe told journalists. Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi, also the current African Union chairman, described Mills as "passionate about peace in Africa and in the region".

Corruption and the acquittal of Nigeria’s Senate president Saraki. By Bayo Oluwasanmi

By Bayo Oluwasanmi Special to USAfricaonline.com   @USAfricaLIVE    The hypocrisy, violence, hatred, and subversion of democracy and justice with our blood letting politics will provide the minefield for thugs and hooligans like Dino Melaye and other ultra...

#Nigeria Bombshell: #Dasuki says Jonathan gave order for N10 billion cash to influence PDP...

Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247 Nigeria’s immediate former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki has said he handed over the N10 billion given to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination convention delegates...

Southern Sudan’s long, painful journey to the birth of Africa’s new nation

Southern Sudan's long, painful journey to the birth of our new nation By Garang Kuot Kuot Special to USAfricaonline.com As the historic polling kicked off on that bright Sunday morning of January 9th, 2011, I could not...

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 British-Protected Child: Essays.”

USAfrica: Nigerians break jinx of election violence and rigging with 2011 presidential elections. By...

Nigerians break jinx of election violence and rigging with 2011 presidential elections. By Chido Nwangwu http://usafricaonline.com/2011/04/16/usafrica-nigerians-break-jinx-of-election-violence-and-rigging-with-2011-presidential-elections-by-chido-nwangwu USAfricaonline.com: Reports emerging from different key cities and regions of Nigeria show that Nigerians are breaking the jinx of decades of...

President Jonathan, shut them down

President Jonathan, shut them down…. By CHIDO NWANGWU, Publisher of USAfrica, USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine, Houston. On Wednesday July 7, 2010, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan's tangle with the world's soccer governing body FIFA will see the rugged lines...

USAfrica: Fidel Castro, Africa liberation ally, in the eyes of history. By Prof. Manuel...

By Manuel Barcia, Professor of Latin American History and Deputy Director at the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Leeds.Special to USAfrica (Houston) and USAfricaonline.com He continued to influence international politics,...

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