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September 22, 2017 4:16 PM Africa: Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African Leaders

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, General. I appreciate it. And I'm greatly honored to host this lunch, to be joined by the leaders of Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa. In particular, I want to thank President Condé, who is representing the African Union. Thank you. Thank you. In this room, I see partners 1

September 22, 2017 12:01 PM Trump's remarks on African country "Nambia" prompt widespread ridicule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on "Nambia" during a United Nations speech didn't go without notice. People online quickly realized the gaffe and reacted strongly. "Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient," Trump said. The White House later published the speech, which showed Trump had meant to say "Namibia 1

September 22, 2017 11:51 AM Africa: Afreximbank to Mobilise U.S.$1 Billion for Region's Trade

Multilateral trade financier African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is seeking to mobilise up to $1 billion in equity from new and existing investors over the next five years to finance more trade deals on the continent. The bank hopes to disburse $90 billion for industrialising Africa, boosting trade among countries as well as with the world in an era of rising 1

September 21, 2017 1:58 PM Trump Tells African Leaders His Friends Go There To Get Rich

U.S. President Donald Trump was met with silence from African leaders Wednesday when he tried to congratulate them for the economic progress the continent has made. “Africa has tremendous business potential. I’ve so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich,” Trump told them at a luncheon Wednesday in New York, according to CNBC. “I congratulate 2

September 21, 2017 11:49 AM Donald Trump mocked for referring to non-existent African country 'Nambia'

The President mispronounced the name of the country at a lunch for African leaders - but which nation was he referring to? At a working lunch with African leaders, the President said: "In Guinea and Nigeria you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak. The gaffe was greeted with derision by Mr Trump's critics and jokers on social media. So, which real African 2

September 21, 2017 11:27 AM Liberian Female Journalist Wins Regional Award in Nigeria

Lagos — Ms. Martina Brooks, a Liberian female journalist, has been officially awarded as 'The West Africa On-Air Personality 2017 Award'. A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Nigeria says Brooks was crowned at an event held at a hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, September 17, 2017. According to the organizers, the Liberian won as a result of her "immense 2

September 21, 2017 6:16 AM How Mental Health Issues Disproportionately Affect Minorities

African Americans endure more intense and frequent mental and behavioral health issues than their counterparts, at least in part related to poverty and exposure to racism and discrimination, both of which disproportionally affect minorities. African Americans share the same mental health issues as the rest of the population, with arguably even greater 1

September 20, 2017 4:25 AM Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official said Tuesday. The herd is believed to have broken out of the northeastern Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve and strayed into a nearby village of Dukwi. Village chief Kelethusitse 5

September 19, 2017 8:46 AM Tanzania: Magufuli Skips UN General Assembly, Once Again

Dar es Salaam — President John Magufuli has skipped another high profile United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held in New York in the US between September 18 and 20, this year. In the meeting, Tanzania is represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga. The meeting which started today, September 18, was addresses 7

September 19, 2017 7:06 AM Egypt knocks SA from top investment spot in Africa – RMB report

Egypt has knocked South Africa from its long-standing top spot regarding investments in Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank’s latest Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018, released on Monday. This is the first time SA has not been in top spot since the report was initiated seven years ago. Nigeria, on the other hand, has for the first time not featured 6