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Soldier in bloody Niger mission had warned of gaps, defense officials say

WASHINGTON - The leader of an ill-fated team of US soldiers in Niger last fall warned before the mission that his troops did not have the equipment or intelligence necessary to carry out a kill-or-capture raid against a local militant, according to preliminary findings of a continuing Defense Depart

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Israeli 'intelligence gathering' said used in Facebook data-mining controversy

A UK-based data analysis company hired by the Donald Trump election campaign to sway voters' choices reportedly used Israeli companies to assist its work, a British television investigation revealed on Monday. In the undercover report by Britain's Channel 4 news, Cambridge Analytica's CEO Alexander

I24NEWS - 2018-03-20 07:17:10

African governments are withholding millions of dollars meant to increase internet access

Stormy Daniels saga could turn into a big deal for Mueller probe: experts At just 22%, Africa is the region with the lowest levels of internet use in the world. But as a new research shows, countries continue to fall short of financing projects aimed at removing barriers to internet access in rural,

MSN.COM - 2018-03-20 07:03:18

Nigerian army failed to act on warnings before schoolgirls abducted, Amnesty says

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian army of failing to act on "advance warnings" given a few hours before Boko Haram militants abducted 110 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria last month. In a new report, the human rights group alleges the army and police received

CNN - 2018-03-20 05:57:49

Striking Kenyan lecturers defy labor court injunction, Nigeria lecturers strike

Thousands of university lecturers and academic staff in Kenya have defied a back to work order by the Employment and Labour Relations Court which ruled Friday that their ongoing strike is illegal and unprotected. Since the strike began on March 1, some 27,000 university staff together with 9,000 lec

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE - 2018-03-20 05:00:00

Report: Deadly U.S. Niger Operation Was Not Approved by Senior Officials

A botched U.S. military operation in Niger last fall that left four soldiers dead was reportedly not approved by senior military officials, according to preliminary findings cited by The New York Times on Monday. A report from an ongoing Defense Department investigation into the Oct. 4 operation is

DAILY BEAST - 2018-03-20 04:28:45

Goverment promises continued crackdown on corrupt officials

PRETORIA - Government says it will continue to crack down on officials who are corrupt. At least nine officials have been arrested for the alleged illegal early release of 36 parolees. It's believed parolees paid as much as R6,000 to be freed. They are from Congo, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, and Latin A

ENCA.COM - 2018-03-20 04:14:41

Arsenal’s Iwobi leads early arrivals in Nigeria camp for Poland clash

Nigeria national team camp is beginning to bubble ahead of the international friendly against Poland on March 23. Our camp ahead of Friday's pre World Cup friendly vs Poland at the Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw, Poland opened today. Troost Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, Brian Idowu and Le

GOAL.COM - 2018-03-20 02:13:36

Kidnapped official in anglophone Cameroon region freed

CAMEROON - A top civil servant abducted in a southwestern English-speaking region of Cameroon over the weekend has been freed, a local official said Monday. Ivo Leke Tambo, recently appointed chairman of Cameroon's anglophone educational board, was abducted by suspected separatist rebels outside the

MSN.COM - 2018-03-20 01:19:26

There's a crucial link between better road networks and international trade for African countries

I recently asked a business acquaintance how long it took to travel by road between DR Congo's two biggest cities, Kinshasa to Lubumbashi. There was a long sigh, a pained look, then a helpless shrug. "It could take a week or two." DRC is Sub Saharan Africa's largest country but this seemed remarkabl

QUARTZ - 2018-03-20 01:00:17

Nigeria was warned before Boko Haram abduction: Amnesty

Lagos (AFP) - Nigeria's military was on Tuesday accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country's restive northeast. The students -- the youngest of whom is aged just 10 -- were seized from the town of Dapchi, Yobe

YAHOO! - 2018-03-20 00:03:24

Buhari's Trump Card for Nigeria's 2019 Vote: Weak Opposition

Samuel Okunola shares the frustration of many Nigerians with the man he voted for three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari. The 52-year-old tailor no longer feels he can support him in elections next year, but he doesn't see an alternative. "I can't vote for Buhari in 2019," Okunola said in an in

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-19 23:00:01

Andela, Google and Udacity team up to provide 15, 000 scholarships to developers in Africa

Three America-based technology companies-Andela, Google and Udacity-have teamed up to provide 15,000 "single-course" scholarships and 500 nano-degree scholarships to aspiring developers in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. According to a Twitter post this morning, Google says it "is part of our comm

MEDIUM - 2018-03-19 22:26:52

Tillerson's firing adds to skeptical view of Trump in Africa

Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving SUV KAMPALA, Uganda - Ask some Africans what they think of President Trump and they just shake their heads. That sense of indifference appears to have deepened after Trump fired his secretary of state at the end of Rex Tillerson's Africa tou

MSN.COM - 2018-03-19 19:34:05

AB-InBev to Expand in Tanzania With New $100 Million Brewery

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV agreed to build a $100 million brewery in Tanzania as the world's biggest beermaker steps up investment on the continent to meet booming demand. The plans for a facility in Dodoma, the East African nation's capital, were agreed following a meeting between President John Magu

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-19 19:32:38

The Super Eagle who will hold the trophy aloft: John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel has experienced highs and lows during his Nigeria career, but could be primed to scale new heights as the figurehead of this talented Super Eagles squad when they head to the World Cup in Russia this year. Certainly, Gernot Rohr's side will be targeting a national best for the African

GOAL.COM - 2018-03-19 18:09:57

Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.28%

Reuters. Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.28% Investing.com - Nigeria equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Insurance, Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower. At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 declined 0.28% to hit a new 1-

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-19 17:15:58

Don King backing Ekpo and Mensah

World Boxing Association (WBA) Mandatory challenger Isaac Ekpo (32-3, 25 KOs) from Abuja, Nigeria, and Rafael "Sweet Pea" Mensah (31-0, 23 KOs) from Accra Ghana both recently arrived to the U.S. with a new manager, new direction and first full training camps with trainer Stacy McKinley, to prepare f

FIGHTNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 17:22:10

Reuters appoints new business and companies correspondents in sub-Saharan Africa

In a memo to staff on Monday, Reuters Regional Editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Simon Robinson and Africa Bureau Chief Ed Cropley announced a number of appointments in sub-Saharan Africa: Joe Bavier as Africa Business Correspondent, Libby George as Oil and Companies Correspondent, Niger

REUTERS - 2018-03-19 16:09:46

Nigeria Faces Mystifying Spike In Deadly Lassa Fever

It's the worst Lassa fever outbreak ever recorded in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. "In January alone there were more cases [203 suspected cases] than during the whole year 2017 combined," says Lorenzo Pomarico, emergency coordinator for the medical group ALIMA, the Alliance fo

NPR - 2018-03-19 15:47:00