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FILE - United Nations peacekeepers patrol the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, Dec. 20, 2016.

US Ambassador: UN Aiding ‘Corrupt’ Government in Congo

US Ambassador: UN Aiding ‘Corrupt’ Government in Congo (VOA News) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused the world body of aiding a “corrupt” government in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Haley, speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York, said the U.N. peacekeeping mission is “mandated to […]

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More than 250 migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea

More than 250 migrants are believed to have drowned after two partially submerged dinghies were found by a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea. (Aljazeera) — About 250 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after two partially submerged rubber dinghies were found off the coast of Libya. EU countries to crackdown […]

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The World’s Most Powerful People 2016, of 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth

The World’s Most Powerful People 2016, of 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth By David M. Ewalt (Forbes) — There are nearly 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth, but these 20 men and women make the world turn. Forbes’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million […]

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Land Grabbing: Ugandan Farmers Call on UN to Sever Ties with Bidco Africa

Land Grabbing: Ugandan Farmers Call on UN to Sever Ties with Bidco Africa (Addis Standard) — Lake Victoria farmers cite Bidco land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights violations The Bugala Farmers Association has called on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of […]

The US customs and border protection office at Los Angeles International Airport in California. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Reuters

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California Every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to the organizer of the African Global Economic and Development Summit (The Guardian) — An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were […]

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea The refugees and migrants were rescued on the Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, IOM says. More than 6,000 people have been rescued on the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take […]

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World Bank pledges 57 bln USD for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank pledges 57 bln USD for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa NAIROBI, March 21 (Xinhua) — The World Bank has committed 57 billion U.S dollars to development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa in the next three fiscal years, said a press release from the Bretton Woods Institution on Monday. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President […]

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 (BBC News) — The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, […]

Racist rebel crimes and ethnic cleansing throughout the Libyan conflict. The Guardian

Fighting between smugglers in Libya kills 22 migrants: IOM

Fighting between smugglers in Libya kills 22 migrants: IOM By Reuters For Citizen Digital Fighting between rival people-smuggling gangs on Libya Mediterranean coast has killed 22 people, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. The dead were thought to be migrants rather than smugglers because they were sub-Saharan Africans, IOM spokesman Joel Millman said. […]

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Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia

Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia Kampala, March 5, 2017 (South Sudan News Agency) – In an exclusive interview on Sunday, a former Ugandan intelligence agent told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) that Egyptian government is actively pursuing a sneaky military strategy against Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and that Egypt is also […]

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Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report

Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report (The Telegraph) — Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The Mediterranean Sea […]

A Nigerian migrant comes under attack outside a church in Pretoria on Saturday [James Oatway/Reuters]

Nigerians in South Africa ‘living in fear’ after attacks

Nigerians in South Africa ‘living in fear’ after attacks Nigerian community in South Africa calls for protection after reports of renewed ‘xenophobic’ violence in Pretoria West. (Aljazeera) — Members of Nigeria’s community in South Africa have raised concerns over renewed anti-immigrant violence, appealing to authorities to intervene before the situation gets out of control. Nigeria’s […]

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Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says. Libya’s Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. The aid organisation’s spokesman […]

 ‘We have a heightened responsibility towards Libya because of the role Britain played in bringing down the Gaddafi dictatorship.’ Photograph: Dave Williams/Sound Ltd

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it? By Ross Kemp I’ve seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit. But our leaders prefer to keep them there (The Guardian) — It’s a mass grave that we don’t […]

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Ministers want to divert aid from Africa to eastern Europe

Ministers want to divert aid from Africa to eastern Europe ‘to get better Brexit deal’ Department for International Development insists proposal is illegal under international rules (Independent) — Some senior ministers reportedly want to divert aid from “wasteful” projects in Africa and Asia to allies in eastern Europe in a bid to get a better […]

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Museveni weighs-in on US-Russia row, warms up to Donald Trump

Museveni weighs-in on US-Russia row, warms up to Trump By Frederic Musisi KAMPALA (Daily Monitor) — President Museveni has sucked himself into the ongoing verbal rattling between liberals and conservatives over new US President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, by penning a missive proposing a middle ground in the divisive international politics. […]

The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to limit the President’s discretion in setting the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, to reduce the number of family-sponsored immigrants, to create a new nonimmigrant classification for the parents of adult United States citizens, and for other purposes.

US Senator proposes a bill to crackdown on immigration including DV

US Senator proposes a bill to crackdown on immigration including DV Download bill (Politico) — Now, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a reliable Trump ally, is taking steps to execute that part of the president’s immigration vision — and it could provoke a showdown between two competing ends of the GOP: the working-class populists led by […]

Men accused of being mercenaries fighting for Muammar Gaddafi sit in a rebel vehicle in Tripoli. Many Black men were killed during the rebellion. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Black Africans – Are Afro-Arabs More Racist Than Whites?

Black Africans – Are Afro-Arabs More Racist Than Whites? BY FREDRICK NGUGI As Black Africans in the Western world contend with everyday racial discrimination and abuse, their lookalikes in some parts of Africa suffer the same kind of malevolence in the hands of fellow Africans. (Face 2 Face Africa) — Often times we hear of […]

Photo: White House. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in August 2014 saw the largest gathering in Washington, DC of presidents and other top officials representing most of the continent's governments.

Africa: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick – What Now?

Africa: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick – What Now? By Reed Kramer and Tami Hultman Washington, DC (All Africa) — Africa policy in the Trump White House has become more difficult to predict following reports that the senior director for Africa on the National Security Council is out. Citing two sources “with direct knowledge”, […]

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I can’t get angry at Trump when I look at our local idiots in Addis

I can’t begin to get angry at Trump when I look at our local idiots doing silly in Addis IN SUMMARY Elegant or crude in word and in deed, the American head of state goes to bed knowing that most of his people will go to their beds tonight with full bellies. Which cannot be […]

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