Africa

African asylum-seekers may bear brunt of proposed travel curbs

As the White House mulls new travel restrictions on countries with high visa overstay rates, activists say African asylum-seekers may feel the consequences. As the White House mulls new travel restrictions on countries with high visa overstay rates, activists say African asylum-seekers may feel the consequences. The Wall Street Journal reported recently that the Trump administration was weighing …

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Attack on Nigeria governor’s convoy deadlier than government said: witnesses, security officials- Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) – Lying in bushes by the side of a road, the security officer played dead and hoped the militants would mistake the blood pooling from a colleague’s body as his own. He did not risk looking up to see what was happening, but he could hear. “We warned you civilians not to take …

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Opposition candidate favored to win Nigeria presidential election on February 16, 2019

Intelligence Analysts and political risk researchers agreed the opposition party would defeat the incumbent. Nigeria election scheduled for February 16, 2019, will be a straight fight between the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Atiku Abubakar of PDP may likely emerge as the winner of 2019 presidential …

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Boko Haram War not Politicized, Army got stuck in Politics, or Nigeria Army become politicians

It is patriotic of every citizen to support and encourage our military in the trouble time. Also, one of the patriotic obligations is to hold our military leaders accountable and call for transparency, diligence and high-level commitment in a turbulent period. It is a common practice in all democratic setting for citizens to ask questions …

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Sweeping Change to US Policy for Africa Announced

The United States is immediately instituting a new policy for Africa that was just approved by President Donald Trump, his national security adviser, John Bolton, announced Thursday. “Under our new approach, every decision we make, every policy we pursue, and every dollar of aid we spend will further U.S. priorities in the region,” said Bolton, …

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