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- Nigeria: U.S. Committed to Assisting Nigeria Tackle Insecurity - Officialby Premium Times on 23/10/2021 at 05:43
[Premium Times] "The US is the largest humanitarian donor in response to the north-east crisis, providing $1.45 billion since 2015."
- Nigeria: U.S. Govt Officials Ask Court to Dismiss IPOB's Suit Seeking to Stop Fighter Jets to Nigeriaby Premium Times on 23/10/2021 at 05:43
[Premium Times] Two senior members of President Joe Biden's cabinet sued by IPOB say the court lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate on the organisation's claims.
- Mauritius: Minister Ganoo Shares Mauritius' Concerns On AGOA During Ministerial Forumby Government of Mauritius on 22/10/2021 at 07:49
[Government of Mauritius] The concerns of Mauritius being graduated out of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) as it reaches the World Bank's criteria of High Growth National Income (GNI) per capita and facing, among others, the consequences of its exports not having duty-free entry into the United States (US) were raised by the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, this afternoon, at his office in Port Louis.
- Africa: Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Phee's Travel to Parisby State Department on 22/10/2021 at 05:02
[State Department] Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee will travel to Paris, France October 22 and 23. She recently traveled to Ghana and Burkina Faso, her first visit to Africa in her current role. The Assistant Secretary and an interagency group will draw from her recent trip to discuss current and future cooperation with French counterparts.
- Liberia: Renowned Clergyman, Dr. Daniel Fallah Martol, Wins Prestigious U.S. Awardby FrontPageAfrica on 21/10/2021 at 13:27
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A renowned Liberian Clergyman residing in the United States has been awarded the prestigious Marquis Who's Who Award for his indelible and indefatigable contributions to humanity both home and abroad.
- Nigeria: Eight Alleged Nigerian Cultists Arraigned in S'africa Over Money Laundering, Othersby This Day on 21/10/2021 at 10:33
[This Day] Seven alleged leaders of the Cape Town Zone of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, also known as "Black Axe," and an eighth man who conspired with a Black Axe leader, were charged with multiple federal crimes relating to internet scams they perpetrated from South Africa, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced yesterday.
- Tunisia: Jerandi Receives U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairsby Tunis Afrique Presse on 21/10/2021 at 08:41
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Tunisian-US cooperation and the development of the situation in Tunisia, as well as the political process in Libya, were the focus of the meeting that brought together Wednesday Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi and US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert.
- South Africa: Eight Nigerians Charged with Conspiring to Engage in Internet Scams and Money Laundering from Cape Town, South Africaby DOD on 21/10/2021 at 08:20
[DOD] Seven leaders of the Cape Town Zone of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, also known as "Black Axe," and an eighth man who conspired with a Black Axe leader, were charged with multiple federal crimes relating to internet scams they perpetrated from South Africa, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.
- South Africa: Internet Scam - U.S. Charges Leaders of Neo Black Movement of Africaby VOA on 21/10/2021 at 06:06
[VOA] The U.S. Secret Service said in a statement Wednesday that an investigation it conducted with the FBI has led to federal charges related to internet scams against seven leaders of the Cape Town Zone of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, also known as "Black Axe."
- Africa: Can Africa Exploit its Energy Reserves and Be Part of the Solution to Climate Crisis?by allAfrica on 21/10/2021 at 03:32
[allAfrica] New York -- In the lead-up to the 26th global conference on climate next week in Glasgow, Scotland, nations, scientists and climate activists have begun to discuss the role of low-income countries in reducing fossil fuel emissions. Many regard the meeting, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, as the last chance to forge policies to rescue the earth from catastrophic global warming.The evidence of a climate crisis is evident already in extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. Africa is among the most-
- Liberia: U.S. Ambassador Congratulates Liberia for Enacting Anti-Human Trafficking Law, Calls for Its Enforcementby FrontPageAfrica on 20/10/2021 at 13:30
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- United States Ambassador to Liberia, Michael McCarthy has welcomed the Government of Liberia for passing and signing into law the "Revised Trafficking in Persons Act of 2021" but cautioned if the law is not enforced, it will be of no use.
- Tanzania: Tanzania's 'Farewell Amor' - a Family Reunion Fraught With Painby RFI on 20/10/2021 at 13:10
[RFI] Reuniting a family after 17 years of separation proves to be an almost impossible task for a family in Tanzanian writer-director Ekwa Msangi's Farewell Amor, a gripping drama set in Brooklyn, New York.
- Mauritius: AGOA - Minister Ganoo Participates Virtually in Private Sector Forumby Government of Mauritius on 20/10/2021 at 08:51
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Mr Alan Ganoo, participated virtually, this evening, in the first panel of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Private sector forum, "AGOA and beyond", from Port Louis.
- Nigeria: Nigerian Billionaire Gilbert Chagoury Named In FBI Probe On U.S. Election Donorsby allAfrica on 20/10/2021 at 08:18
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent, has been named in the criminal case of a U.S. congressman Jeff Fortenberry who prosecutors say lied to FBI investigators about illegal contributions to his 2016 re-election campaign from foreign nationals.
- Africa: Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Shaped Lasting Policies Toward Africaby VOA on 20/10/2021 at 06:15
[VOA] Washington -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died Monday, is being remembered in Africa for peacemaking, supporting the fight against AIDS and sounding the alarm against war abuses.
- South Africa: FBI, Hawks Net R100 Million Internet Scam Suspectsby SAnews.gov.za on 19/10/2021 at 13:45
[SAnews.gov.za] Eight foreign nationals, aged between 33 and 52, were on Tuesday morning arrested for their links to an alleged R100 million internet scam during a large-scale operation in Cape Town.
- Cape Verde: Congratulations On Cabo Verde's 2021 Presidential Electionsby State Department on 19/10/2021 at 06:32
[State Department] On behalf of the United States, I am pleased to congratulate President-elect José Maria Neves on his victory in Cabo Verde's presidential election on October 17 as well as the people of Cabo Verde.
- Africa: More African Startups Get Into Techstars Torontoby TechCrunch on 19/10/2021 at 05:16
[TechCrunch] In March, two Nigerian startups, Treepz (formerly Plentywaka) and TalentQL got into the Techstars Toronto accelerator program alongside eight other companies.
- Liberia: U.S. Govt Launches U.S.$16 Million Civic Education Programby FrontPageAfrica on 18/10/2021 at 13:34
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- As Liberia prepares for its landmark presidential and legislative elections in 2023, the United States Government has launched a new US$16 million Elections and Democracy Activity (EDA) project.
- Namibia: Prince Harry Condemns Kavango Oil Drilling #AfricaClimateCrisisby Namibian on 18/10/2021 at 12:06
[Namibian] In an opinion article published in the Washington Post, Britain's Prince Harry warned that the ongoing oil drilling in Namibia's Kavango regions would lead to irreversible and devastating damage to the environment which supports the livelihoods of more than one million people.
- Nigeria: North-East Humanitarian Crisis is Among the World's Most Challenging - U.S.by This Day on 18/10/2021 at 08:56
[This Day] The United States Government has described the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria's North-east as one of the world's most challenging and complex. U.S Consulate Public Affairs Officer, Stephen Ibelli, disclosed this at the Nigeria Info 99.3 FM "Security and Development Summit", during a session on "US and Nigeria Security Assistance and Cooperation".
- Nigeria: U.S. Confirms Boko Haram, Bandits Working Together to Blackmail Buhari Regimeby Vanguard on 18/10/2021 at 08:55
[Vanguard] A panel of United States policymakers has uncovered how Boko Haram terrorists operating in the North-East have been collaborating with armed bandits terrorising communities across the North-West to collect ransom from the Buhari administration and civilian victims, The Wall Street Journal reports.
- Zimbabwe: Illegal Sanctions Choking Businessby The Herald on 18/10/2021 at 08:39
[The Herald] ILLEGAL economic sanctions imposed by the United States and her allies have negatively affected the business community, which cannot access loans, and even do straightforward transfers for their needs among a host of other trading constraints.
- Burkina Faso: Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Phee's Travel to Ghana and Burkina Fasoby State Department on 18/10/2021 at 05:55
[State Department] Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee will embark October 16 on her first trip to Africa as Assistant Secretary. Assistant Secretary Phee will begin her travel in Ghana, where she will meet with senior government officials and civil society representatives. The Assistant Secretary will reaffirm our strategic partnership and explore cooperation to advance shared global priorities, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding U.S.-Ghana trade and investment, addressing the climate
- West Africa: Senior U.S. Policy Team to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Mauritaniaby White House on 18/10/2021 at 01:12
[White House] Washington, DC -- Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer will travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania for official meetings next week. He will be joined by National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Dana Banks and Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Michael Gonzalez.
- Africa: For Africa to go green, the private sector must step up. Could COP26 provide an answer?by Atlantic Council on 16/10/2021 at 15:36
[Atlantic Council] At the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September, Secretary-General António Guterres appealed to world leaders for "decisive action now to avert climate catastrophe," adding that COP26--the UN's annual climate conference that kicks off in Glasgow later this month--would fail "unless we collectively change course."
- Nigeria: U.S. Cautious Over Claims Key IS African Leader Is Deadby VOA on 16/10/2021 at 08:45
[VOA] Washington -- Claims from Nigeria that the leader of one of the fastest-growing Islamic State terror group affiliates is dead are being met with extreme caution in the United States.
- Tunisia: President Kais Saied Meets U.S. Ambassador in Tunisby Tunis Afrique Presse on 15/10/2021 at 11:21
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- President of the Republic Kaïs Saïed met, on Thursday at the Carthage Palace, US Ambassador to Tunisia, Donald Blome.
- Namibia: U.S. Donates Sports Equipment to Prevent HIV, Sexual Violence Among Boysby Namibia Economist on 15/10/2021 at 10:04
[Namibia Economist] The U.S.government funded Namibia Adherence and Retention Project (NARP) donated 100 footballs, 24 whistles, two-goal nets, two stopwatches and 20 chess boards to Learners of the Moses van der Byl Primary School in Katutura, Windhoek, and seven other Khomas schools.
- East Africa: Biden Stresses Peace in the Horn During Meeting With Kenyattaby Nation on 15/10/2021 at 04:48
[Nation] US President Joe Biden on Thursday asked Kenya to play a central role in securing the Horn region, even as he pledged to donate a further 17 million doses of J&J Covid-19 jabs to the African Union.