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The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa, exclusive documents reveal

By Nick Turse on May 18, 2017<p>Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe.<p>Today, according to …

War

Yes, the Population of Africa Will Grow Tremendously This Century

In my <i>Reason</i> column last week, I wrote about Africa's economic prospects in view of the continent's explosive population growth. A number of readers …

Seeing Africa through the eyes of the average American youth

I can’t disagree much with the glowing report that America has become very diverse, and as a result, opinions towards Africa (depending on who’s …

China doubled its investment spend in Africa in 2016 as US and UK fell

Like the rest of the rest of the world, Africa remains uncertain about what’s to come after high-stakes elections in the United States of America and United Kingdom resulted in wins for Donald Trump and Brexit.<p>But amid the uncertainty, China is poised to take advantage and strengthen its influence …

South Africa

Founder discusses plans for a transcontinental university for Africa

“This century will be the African century, so students who want to be globally equipped will have to understand where Africa’s going.”Fred Swaniker …

Higher Education

Rex Tillerson pisses off entire continent of Africa after ditching meet with diplomat

America's top diplomat is not so good at diplomatting.

Africa

Secret US Military Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across Africa

Nick TurseNewly disclosed numbers contradict more than a decade’s worth of dissembling by US Africa Command.

War

Africa: Union - a Catalyst for African Union

[Daily News] Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar that was inked on 26th April, 1964 - (53 years now) between Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere and …

Africa

America’s Imperial War Drive and the Contemporary African Crisis

<i>Any reasonable observer of the United States ruling class discourse during April 2017 realizes that the imperialist war drive is still a dominant</i> …

Africa

United States of Africa

African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi is on a quest to craft an album that pays tribute to the great black revolutionary leaders and their struggle to …

Bono Partners With Monsanto to Destroy African Agriculture With GMOs

As his career continues to free fall into total irrelevance, pop star "Bono" of the rock group U2 has announced his support for a ...<p>Control, GMO, …

The United States of Africa Daily

$43M in cash found in empty Nigerian apartment

More than US$43 million was seized from an apartment building in Nigeria after the anti-corruption unit received a tip.

Nigeria

From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio

Joint news release UNICEF/WHO<p>More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million …

Universal May Try to Nullify Recorded-Music Deal With Prince Estate

When Universal Music Group announced in February that it had completed a recorded-music deal with Prince’s estate, one sentence stuck out. Not only …

Janet Jackson Shares the First Photo of Her Baby Boy—Introducing Eissa Al Mana

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to meet <b>Janet Jackson</b>'s baby boy.<p>More than three months after welcoming her first child with <b>Wissam Al Mana</b>, the singer …

World map shows Africa in truthful light

<b>Trice Edney News Wire/Global Information Network</b><p>In an age of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” authorities in the city of Boston believe their new …

Life advice from a 117-year-old

Elizabeth is spending it with her family. And since she was born in 1900, her family is... massive.<p>So does she have any advice for all her years of wisdom?<p>Of course she does. Watch the video to find out what she thinks is "a very big mistake".

Field Notes: CMS Africa Summit

<i>Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on</i> …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Rise of Terrorism in Africa | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The recent terror attack by al Shabaab in the port city of Barawe in southern Somalia, a suicide bomb attack by Boko Haram in Maiduguri in Nigeria, …

The UAE is expanding its influence in the Horn of Africa by funding ports and military bases

The semi-autonomous region of Puntland in northeastern Somalia signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Dubai-owned P&O Ports firm in early April, to develop and manage a multipurpose port in Bosaso city. The development of the seaport will take place in two phases, and is expected to cost …

Africa

Letters from Africa: Is Nigeria being punished by God?

<b>In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at whether a culture of blaming everything on destiny is holding Nigeria back.</b><p>The recent meningitis outbreak, which has so far claimed almost 450 lives in Nigeria's north, may have exposed one of the …

Nigeria

Volcanic Minerals, Not Worms, Caused Disease Outbreak in Uganda

Medical detectives in western Uganda recently discovered that the wrong culprit had been blamed for an outbreak of crippling elephantiasis — legs so swollen that they resemble those of an elephant.<p>As it turned out, one rare, neglected tropical disease had been mistaken for another.<p>In most affected …

Public Health

The Cipher Brief

Next Steps in U.S.-Cuba Relations<p>Strengthening U.S. Cyber Defenses<p>Russia Sanctions: The New Normal<p>Corruption in China: The Party’s Over<p>Change in the …

People with albinism: hunted for their body parts

Over the past eight years, more than 600 attacks on children and adults with albinism were reported in 26 countries.<p>In a ground-breaking report where …

African Politics and the World Situation

<i>This conference comes at a very important time in regard to the political and economic situation here in the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan,</i> …

Africa

MIPAD: IK Osakioduwa, Linda Ikeji Make 100 Under-40 Most Influential Africans

On-Air personality, IK Osakioduwa and celebrated blogger, Linda Ikeji have been named among 100 Most Influential Peoples of African Descent, MIPAD. …

Africa

The Vanishing Nile: A Great River Faces a Multitude of Threats

Though politicians and the press tend to downplay the idea, environmental degradation is often an underlying cause of international crises — from the …

Egypt

Africa: Racist Attacks Belie Long Presence of Africans in India

[Citizen] The brutal mob attack on a group of Nigerian students in a shopping mall in the city of Greater Noida has generated a lot of discussion …

India