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United States, Republic of Congo sign open skies air transport agreement

The United States and Republic of Congo have signed a new open skies air transport agreement which seeks to strengthen the civil aviation partnership between the two countries while deepening commercial and economic ties, the State Department announced in a release Wednesday.   The Agreement provides for unrestricted reciprocal market access for passenger and cargo […]

Outrage as Tanzania detains CPJ’s top African officials

Two top officials of the international press rights group, the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, have been arrested in Tanzania on Wednesday, the United States – based organization said. Angela Quintal – CPJ’s Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo – its sub-Saharan Africa representative were detained in their hotel rooms by Tanzania’s Immigration authority. “We […]

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China’s Influence growing in Africa; US Senate fights back!

The United States Senate has adopted with an overwhelming majority the creation of the United State Development Finance Corporation (USIDFC). This mega-agency, which will have the capacity to mobilize $60 billion, is mainly meant to counter China’s growing economic influence in Africa and is seen as a response to the Chinese initiative “One belt, one […]

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Melania Trump starts African tour

First Lady Melania Trump started Tuesday her first African tour by a visit to Ghana. The First Lady will also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, to promote her ‘Be Best’ campaign, which she launched in May 2018. In Ghana, the first lady visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where she saw babies being weighed as […]

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Melania Trump to start solo trip to Africa next week

Melania Trump will visit Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Malawi next month in her first solo trip abroad as US First Lady, White House correspondents reported on Wednesday. “There are many programs across the United States that are doing great things for children, and I believe we can replicate many of these programs overseas,” Mrs. Trump […]

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Ghana agrees to support deportation of 7,000 citizens from USA

Ghana has reached a diplomatic understanding with United States authorities to deport 7000 Ghanaians from the country. According to Accra-based radio station, Class FM, Ghana’s ambassador to the U.S., Baffour Adjei Bawuah, has come to a compromise with the U.S. government to deport undocumented Ghanaian immigrants. The ambassador who was speaking to a Class FM […]

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Liberians protest to demand return of lost millions

Thousands of protesting Liberians, on Monday, carried petitions to present to embassies of the United States, the EU and the United Nations in Monrovia to demand the return of $104 million in cash that went missing on the way to the central bank. Shipping containers containing the equivalent of $104 million in Liberian banknotes or […]

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UN Assembly: AU chair welcomes partnership between the NBA and Africa

Rwanda’s President and head of the African Union Paul Kagame on Monday welcomed a partnership between the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States and the African continent. Kagame who was speaking in New York at a reception hosted by the NBA, ahead of the UN General Assembly, said that picking some African players […]

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‘Time for posturing is over’ – U.S. warns Congo’s Kabila

The United States on Thursday warned President of Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila that “the time for posturing is over.” DR. Congo is in the grip of a crisis over whether Kabila will run in crucial, long-delayed elections in December. Kabila, who took over from his assassinated father in 2001, presides over a country […]

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USA extends Somali immigrants’ stay

The United States on Thursday said it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months. According to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security, Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to re-register for an extension of their status through […]

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