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Kyle Mccarter Confirmed As New US Ambassador to Kenya

“A long and difficult political process ended successfully on Thursday when the US Senate voted to confirm Kyle McCarter as…

Consular services in Nigeria not affected by US government shutdown

“The United States Embassy in Nigeria has said that ongoing U.S. government shutdown will not affect its consular services in…

Mattis Cuts U.S. Troop Numbers in Africa

“U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is cutting hundreds of U.S. troops from Africa so he can use those resources for…

Sierra Leone passes US corruption test

“Sierra Leone has finally passed the Control of Corruption (COC) indicator of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).” https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/africa/Sierra-Leone-passes-US-graft-test/4552902-4853282-pohmw2/index.html You may…

USAID ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE FEED THE FUTURE FALL ARMYWORM TECH PRIZE

USAID and partners award $450,000 to top digital solutions to combat an invasive agricultural pest in Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,…

Peter Pham as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

“Secretary Pompeo is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham to serve as the United States Special…

US Embassy Warns of Anti-Gay Crackdown in Tanzania

“American citizens should review their social media presence for “images and language that may run afoul of Tanzanian laws regarding…

Good Democracies Make the Elites Compete for the People’s Votes

by Salvatore Babones   When the United States goes to the polls next week for the midterm Congressional elections, the…

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

“President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States — guaranteed by…

Thousands of US troops sent to tighten security at Mexico border

“The Pentagon is deploying 5,200 active-duty troops to beef up security along the US-Mexico border, officials announced Monday, in a…

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