African Diaspora

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN MAY

Sept. 19, 2015, 2:18 a.m.

Africa’s population is growing at twice the rate of other regions. In the following interview, John May, a demographer at the World Bank, discusses the effects of population growth on Africa’s ... more

Benin

BENIN WANTS TO FINALIZE WORLD

July 22, 2016, 3:54 a.m.

BENIN WANTS TO FINALIZE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS FOR OUIDAH, BUT CAN’T FIND THE FILE

 

 

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Burkina Faso

MILITARY SCOOPS UP MAJOR POSTS

Nov. 29, 2014, 2:47 a.m.

Three weeks after a people’s revolt in Burkina Faso, which sent President Blaise Campaore fleeing into exile, dreams of a civilian-led transition to free elections were dimmed this week as the military held on to powerful posts in a new ... more

Cameroon

INTERVIEW WITH ALAIN FOGUE

Nov. 10, 2015, 1:21 a.m.

In his book, just published by Editions Harmattan, Cameroon American Geostrategy in Africa (1993-2014), Alain Fogue, a specialist in defense issues and Professor of Strategic and International Relations ... more

BARBECUE BROUGHT CAMEROON

Sept. 2, 2015, 12:32 a.m.

For Severin Ngnosse Fandja, president of the New York NDE association, there is no doubt. The barbecue that his association hosted on 23 August, in one of the Bronx parks, was a surprising success. ... more

SDF'S MBAH NDAM IMPLICATED IN

May 20, 2015, 2:42 p.m.

On the face of it, this looks like one of the many land disputes that are unfortunately so prevalent in our community today. On a closer look it is a lot more than that. This case portrays the plight of ordinary ... more

THE FRANC CFA ENRICHED FRANCE…

May 6, 2015, 3:30 a.m.

This is how the book by Nicolas Agbohou titled The CFA Franc and the Euro against Africa could be renamed. The Ivorian teacher of economics in French universities is crisscrossing the continent to discuss ... more

THE JOURNALIST CYRILLE EKWALLA.

Feb. 25, 2015, 9:54 p.m.

USAfrica News: Tell us Cyrille Ekwalla, was it merely coincidence that you have chosen to organize a protest against Boko Haram on February 28 in Montreal, Canada, a date already chosen for ... more

Central African

OPERATION SANGARIS

April 26, 2016, 2:17 a.m.

Budget deficits and strengthening the Barkhane device explain the reduction of the French army military operation via the port of Douala.

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CENTRAL AFRICAN CRISIS

Nov. 24, 2015, 2:30 a.m.

The rebels want total destabilization of Bangui. MINUSCA is reaching out to the population. The UN ready to do battle with armed gangs.

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SPOILED BY GOLD AND BLOOD

April 12, 2014, 7:29 a.m.

Her French bulldog, Napoleon, wears one of his solid gold collars. An original Picasso painting adorns her bedside. At eight years old she paraded in the gardens of the impressive family mansion in Larchmont on ... more

Chad

IDRISS DEBY’S SMALL

Feb. 10, 2015, 2:38 a.m.

Chad portrays that its decision to attack Boko Haram as arising from a Pan-Africanist ideal.

 

“Not ... more

Côte d'Ivoire

NICOLAS KOUDOU, Prof of

March 17, 2015, 4:19 p.m.

 

Usafrica News: While living in the US, as you have for over thirty years, you say you followed closely the trial of the former [Ivory Coast] First ... more

C.A.C.I-USA SAYS NO TO

Nov. 19, 2014, 10:33 a.m.

On October 30th and 31st, an exemplary mobilization of the forces of change in Burkina Faso ousted Capitain Blaise Compaoré from the  dictatorial power he had held since 1987, and to which he attempted to cling. This historic ... more

ADDRESS TO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

April 20, 2014, 10:49 a.m.

You, agents of Human Rights Watch (HRW), the General without a weapon, Blé Goudé, you always presented as the perpetrator of many crimes ... more

Democratic Republic of Congo

AFRICAN TIME

April 19, 2016, 2:47 p.m.

When you are invited to an event, you don’t rely too much on the stated time on the invitation for the actual start of things…

 

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DRC 2016: OBAMA GETS INVOLVED

April 18, 2015, 7:20 p.m.

The US president asks Joseph Kabila to respect the Constitution and also stresses the importance of holding a credible presidential election in time.

 

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A Congressman campaigns against

April 11, 2014, 8:14 p.m.

Kinshasa National deputy Steve Mbikayi, initiator of a bill on the prohibition of homosexuality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has intensified his campaign against all forms of homosexual practice ... more

Equatorial Guinea

LEGENDARY ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT

March 3, 2015, 8:09 a.m.

What is happening in Africa? What openness, what insight, what clarity!!!

“We are in the era of tele-guidance of Africans. We are tele-guided. If we do not value Africa we will ... more

France

COP 21: PARIS CLIMATE 2015!

Dec. 8, 2015, 2:57 a.m.

The 21st international climate conference is taking place from November 30 to December 11 in northern Paris.

 

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Gabon

ALI BONGO COMES OUT OF

April 26, 2016, 2:40 a.m.

A flood of resignations in the PDG (Gabonese Democratic Party). Family feuds. Challenges over his Gabonese nationality. The Presidential election. The African Cup of Nations... The president of the Gabonese ... more

FRANÇAFRIQUE LIVES ON!

June 26, 2015, 3:01 a.m.

Ali Bongo is at home in Paris. On June 15, the President of Gabon was at Le Bourget. At the opening of the air show, he attended a demonstration of the Rafale fighter planes alongside President Hollande. The head of ... more

INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL MENGARA

Feb. 19, 2015, 5:49 p.m.

Usafrica NEWS went to Montclair State University in New Jersey to meet the Gabonese opposition leader, where he currently teaches French and Francophone Studies.  ...  more 

Guinea

GUINEAN ASSETS SEIZED IN US

Dec. 22, 2014, 8:54 a.m.

The US Department of Justice recently seized ill-gotten assets belonging to one of the wives of Lansana Conte, former president of the Republic of Guinea.

 

To fill the family’s coffers, ... more

Doctors Without Borders

April 11, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

The international humanitarian NGO, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has suspended its activities in Macenta, where it experienced a revolt by a crowd of citizens on Friday April 4, accusing it of being the origin of an ... more

Haiti

CHARLES HENRI BAKER

July 9, 2015, 2:33 a.m.

During a recent visit to New York and New Jersey, one of the favorites in the next presidential election in Haiti granted us an exclusive interview.

 

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Liberia

RESULTS OF THE PROVISIONAL

Dec. 27, 2014, 11:27 a.m.

Despite low turnout in Liberia’s Senate elections, observers are already predicting winners and losers, and President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson seems to be among the losers.

The provisional results of the 2014 senatorial election were ... more

Monde

A TALE OF INTERNATIONAL

Oct. 9, 2015, noon

Saddam Hussein was certainly not a great democrat. But in his time, no one could amuse themselves by exploding bombs in Iraq. The perpetrator would have been stopped fast enough before there could be a repeat ... more

New York City

70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN

Nov. 14, 2015, 7:16 a.m.

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General introduced the commemorative event of the end of World War II.

 

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COLLABORATION

April 5, 2015, 11:07 a.m.

A valid local identity card for all can help marginalized members of the community feel integrated by providing access to city services and allowing people to prove who they ... more

Mr. WEISS THE DIRECTOR OF

Jan. 13, 2015, 10:06 p.m.

The Vera Institute of Justice has named Christopher Weiss director of its Substance Use and Mental Health Program (SUMH). Weiss brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, having designed and managed research ... more

INTERVIEW WITH PATRICE NGANANG

July 15, 2014, 10:21 a.m.

The political opposition has never been established in New York …. Making noise in front administrative buildings will not change the dynamics of Cameroonian history.

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Nigeria

REGIONAL SECURITY SUMMIT IN

May 21, 2016, 10:08 a.m.

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Nigeria hosted the second international summit on the fight against Boko Haram. This summit comes two years after the one held in Paris on May 17, 2014, and which led to the establishment of ... more

MUHAMMADU BUHARI NEXT AFTER

Feb. 25, 2016, 3:55 a.m.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is accused of crimes against humanity by Biafran secessionists. According to the American magazine Newsweek, a complaint has been filed to the ... more

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN

Nov. 29, 2014, 3:32 a.m.

With Three Months to go, Nigeria is in Grip of election fever madness

With only three months to presidential elections, Nigeria is in the grip of election fever with public feuding plumbing new depths between ... more

Republic of the Congo

SEXUAL SCANDAL IN CONGO

June 3, 2016, 10:44 p.m.

The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn a few years ago in the Nafissatou Diallo case should be serving as a rich educational opportunity for some African politicians and dignitaries. And there are other cases ... more

South Africa

VIOLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

April 23, 2015, 2:03 a.m.

The violence began January 2015 in Soweto, a city located at the edge of Johannesburg, after the death of a South African youth killed by a Somali as the youth was trying to break into the store. The incident triggered ... more

Tunisia

CHRONICLE OF INTERNATIONAL

May 10, 2016, 2:12 a.m.

It was believed that democracy was the triumph of transparency and freedom. That the system allowed or would allow each citizen to give an opinion on the affairs of the country, regardless of one’s ... more

USA

THE PUTIN ANSWER AT THE UNO

Oct. 2, 2015, 8:38 a.m.

On the eve of the 70th session of the General Assembly of the UN, Putin didn’t pull any punches in the interview he gave US journalist Charlie Rose for CBS and PBS, when he made the following comment: ... more

POPE FRANCIS VISIT AT THE UN

Oct. 1, 2015, 11:45 a.m.

Arriving in New York on the evening of Thursday, September 24, 2015, Pope Francis was welcomed to his first time at United Nations headquarters by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday morning the 25th.  During ... more

OBAMA CALLS FOR DIPLOMACY

Sept. 30, 2015, 6:12 p.m.

Just after Brazil’s turn at the opening of the of the UN General Assembly’s general debate on Monday September 28, 2015 in New York, the President of the United States, Barack Obama stressed that he favors ... more

WHO HANDED A LETTER TO PAUL

Aug. 14, 2014, 2:59 p.m.

On leaving Washington on Friday, where he came to participate in the first US-Africa summit, Paul Biya was bringing back something other than the documents from the White House work and handshakes with politicians and ... more