HAITI DISASTER: after 7.0 Earthquake; how to help, now…

HAITI DISASTER: 200,000 may be dead after 7.0 Earthquake; how to help, now... Special to USAfricaonline.com, USAfricaNewsWire, CLASSmagazine, The Black Business Journal and the IgboEvents e-group Houston, Jan 12, 2010: Merely viewing the images/video of distress...

Father of accused Nigerian terrorist ‘flabbergasted, but not surprised’ -USAfrica Publisher tells CBSNews 11

Father of accused Nigerian terrorist said to be 'flabbergasted, but not surprised' -- CBSNews KHOU Channel 11 Houston interviews USAfrica Publisher Chido Nwangwu By Alex Sanz / Channel 11 News. Posted on December 27, 2009 at 2:58...

Guinea soldiers raping women go viral via cell phones

But what is new is that in Guinea, where cell phones are rapidly outnumbering land line phones, the protesters-turned-victims sent out cell phone photos of rapes in progress by uniformed soldiers. The atrocities were broadcast around Guinea, and then around the world—possibly before the violence even ended.

Nigeria’s troubled banking system and need for CBN reforms

Nigerian banking is being pulled from the crisis and profligacy of the past 5 years inflicted by bank executives and some failings on the part of the regulators. Hence, more pragmatic steps seem to be taking shape, led newly-appointed Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Sanusi Lamido, to arrest the ugly situation. Regardless, charges of regional (northern) favoritism, accusations of unfair and hasty leap have been placed at his doors by some southern Nigerian bankers and beneficiaries of the previous order of things. USAfrica's researcher since 1994 and Principal Policy analyst for Afripol EMEKA CHIAKWELU explores this issues and its implications

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 is pronounced Obasanjo -- the same as that of Nigeria's former president. Nigeria has banned cinemas from showing it.

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 to the iPhone 3.0. The iPhone is a significantly better platform; it's a better phone, years ahead as a phone-music player, greater and more effective utilitarian mobile device with a universe of options; period! Without a doubt, the marketing zing of Pre can only go so far; where the Pre rubber meets the road, the superior capacities and interface preeminence and overwhelming assortments of software options make the iPhone a much better choice.

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 May 20-23, 2009, in Lagos, awarded two of its first honorary Doctor of Humanities degrees to the Founder of the USAfrica multimedia networks and data mining corporation Chido Nwangwu, and retired Gen. Samuel L. Teidi, member of the Board of Directors of one of Africa's largest corporations, Dangote Flour Mills....

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 U.S national security interest across the west African Gulf of Guinea region. Ghana recently discovered billions of barrels of oil reserves. U.S corporations, especially Exxon Mobil and Chevron are also investing heavily in the area. Operationally, the U.S has re-fueling hubs in Ghana. Also, worthy of note is the US National Intelligence Council (NIC) estimates that by 2015, 25 percent of American oil imports will be derived from west Africa. It is roughly 14 to 16 percent to date, amidst massive disruptions in Nigeria's Niger Delta. Ghana is stable while the Middle East and parts of Nigeria are increasingly dicey for America's hard-nosed, long-term interests. Ghana is certainly valuable to the U.S convergence of interests on the arenas of military, oil and democratic credentials.
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