Houston can’t wait for expanded light rail

Light rail holds too significance to the Bayou City of the 21st century to be considered only so casually, disjointedly and often from partisan political prism. What is important here is that the contract brings to active life an expansion of light rail in this city. It is worth celebrating given that organized partisan opposition to light rail has been the Achilles heel of mass transit in Houston.

Africa’s air travel industry

Fastjet CEO Ed Winter discusses problems with the air travel market in Africa.

Mother shot on road to safety

Travel with a convoy fleeing the violence between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic.

Alicia Keys to sponsor 5 fans to Africa in 2010

Alicia Keys launches contest to sponsor 5 fans to Africa in 2010 ----- USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com (characterized by The New York Times as the  most influential African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks) established May 1992, our first edition...

Scientists join forces on AIDS spread in Africa

“We live in a world that is more interconnected every day, and we have all seen how pathogens such as HIV or the swine flu virus can arise in a remote area of the planet and quickly become a global threat,” said Marco Salemi, an assistant professor of pathology, immunology, and laboratory medicine at the UF College of Medicine and senior author of the study. “Understanding the factors that can lead to a full-scale pandemic is essential to protect our species from emerging dangers.”

USAfrica: BUHARI affirms WAR IS ON against those who stole Nigeria’s wealth; “will be...

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Mother shot on road to safety

Travel with a convoy fleeing the violence between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic.

USAfrica: Buhari’s uninspiring administration, long medical leave and politics of 2019. By Chidi Amuta

Special to USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLIVE   We must quickly draw the line. Between a groundswell of sincere well wishes for a president on medical leave and exporting our penchant for silly opportunistic sycophancy to...

American citizens, others charged with aiding Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group

Some of those charged are believed to be in Somalia fighting for the Shebab, which has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Uganda last month. Holder said four separate indictments unsealed in various locations charge the 14 "with terrorism violations for providing money, personnel, and services" to the group.

Nigeria, U.S. and Mutallab terrorism issues: Voice of America’s interview of USAfrica’s Chido Nwangwu.

“Egypt holds a significant number of radical Islamic zealots. (Ayman) Al-Zawahiri, one of the twin leaders of al-Qaida, is an Egyptian. There are radical elements in Egypt. They were not listed. So the Obama administration needs to look a little further. I know they are being sensitive to the fact that the young man was in a transition movement,” he explained. To counter tighter restrictions, Nwangwu points out that what he calls “evil geniuses” will continue to devise creative, innovative ways to get around the regulations. The Houston journalist says he supports international efforts to plug the loopholes. But also recalling that the September, 2001 attacks all originated within the United States, he contends that there is no substitute for stepped-up vigilance on all possible front.

Pope Francis begins inauguration mass in St Peter’s Square today

Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, and CLASSmagazine, Houston.                                                          ...

Is Libya’s leader Khadafi romantically involved with his blond, sexy Ukrainian nurse? as WikiLeaks...

Is Libya's leader Khadafi romantically involved with his blond, sexy Ukrainian nurse? as WikiLeaks spill secret U.S cables. Special to USAfricaonline.com Veteran Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi fears flying over water, prefers staying on the ground floor...

Egypt to retrial jailed journalist

International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will travel to Cairo in hopes of freeing jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy, the journalist said in a statement released by his family Sunday.

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 my wife gives birth with candle light and surgery is performed by quacks. All the nurses have gone abroad and the rest are waiting to go also. I have the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world and future generations are dying before me. I am hopeless, hapless and helpless, please re-brand me.

Egypt’s puzzling predicament — a presidential trilemma. By Adel Iskandar

Today, Egypt is facing an even more puzzling predicament — a presidential trilemma. With the preliminary and unofficial results from the election showing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy and Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, heading toward a runoff, many Egyptians are gripped with a deep-seated sense of sunken disbelief, anxiety, panic, dejection and demoralization. Shafiq is now effectively viewed as the military’s strongman, an apologist for Mubarak’s regime, and an unrelenting bulwark of the “stability” camp. Revolutionaries see him as a Darth Vader character who they hold at least indirectly responsible for the surreal murderous attack of 2 February 2011 on Tahrir, known unflatteringly as the “Battle of the Camel.”

Is it safe to visit Egypt?

Government travel advisories to Egypt have been stepped up and tourists' movements restricted as the crisis in Cairo and other cities continues.

TRUMPED: U.S Federal Appeals court rules against Trump’s travel, immigration ban

Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLIVE @Chido247 #TRUMPED: U.S Federal Appeals court rules against President Donald Trump's travel and immigration ban, a few minutes ago, today, February 9, 2017. The court in San Francisco refused to reinstate Trump's ban on...

Embattled Gaddafi offers $400 “subsidy” (bribe) to every Libyan family as his grip on...

Embattled Gaddafi offers $400 "subsidy" (bribe) to every Libyan family as his grip on power weakens.       USAfricaonline.com: The embattled regime of Muammar Gaddafi has offered to raise public sector wages to 150% in bid...

#WarCriminal #Sudan president #al-Bashir barred from leaving South Africa pending court’s decision

#WarCriminal #Sudan president #al-Bashir barred from leaving South Africa pending court's decision   Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247 A South African court issued an interim order on Sunday (June 14, 2015, as he is...

As Obama heads to Kenya, he fulfills desire to visit the land of his...

As Obama heads to Kenya, he fulfills desire to visit the land of his father as U.S President By Dr. DUNCAN OMANGA Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247  There is a palpable yet understandable...

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