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1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits.Those arrested had applied to be included in the Deferred Action...

US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US made its most explicit call against the self-styled Libyan National Army of Haftar, who was...

USA president Donald Trump offers ‘to open Ethiopia’s controversial dam’

US President Donald Trump has told ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that he would "cut the ribbon" at the inauguration of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when it is completed, an Ethiopian minister says.Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister...

US hosts Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan talks on Nile dam dispute

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are in the US capital of Washington DC for Wednesday's crunch talks on the controversial building of a mega dam along the River Nile.The Grand Renaissance dam under construction in northern Ethiopia,...

United States reopens embassy in Somalia after nearly 30-yrs

The United States of America has reopened its embassy in Mogadishu nearly three decades after Somalia collapsed into civil war, a reflection of progress towards stability. Ambassador Donald Yamamoto said Wednesday that the reopening reflected progress in the Horn of...

US firm CTI to assemble phones in Uganda

U.S. firm CTI Africa plans to invest $10 million in Uganda to build a plant to assemble low-end smart mobile phones and manufacture phone components, its chief executive said on Friday. CTI says...

American missionary killed in Cameroon

A Christian missionary from Indiana was killed in Cameroon on Tuesday when he was shot while traveling in a region where the military and separatists have been fighting, a family member said. The...

Trump plans to scrap USA birthright citizenship

President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States -- guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution -- with an executive order, he said in an...

Melania Trump to visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Egypt in October

Melania Trump plans to emphasize child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in October on her first extended solo international mission. The trip will also be the first ever to the vast African continent by...

US says Zimbabwe sanctions to remain till visible reforms

The U.S. government will not lift sanctions against Zimbabwe until the new government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa demonstrates it is “changing its ways,” a senior U.S. economic official told a congressional panel on Thursday.
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