Fireworks expected as televised Trump impeachment hearings open

Donald Trump faces the most perilous challenge of his three-year presidency as public hearings convened as part of the impeachment probe against him open under the glare of television cameras on Wednesday. Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to prove over several weeks of hearings that the US leader abused his office by seeking Ukraine’s help for his 2020 reelection campaign, and sought to extort his Kiev counterpart into finding dirt on Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump says the inquiry is “corrupt” and “illegal,” and maintains he did nothing…

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UN reaffirms support as Machar, IGAD envoy meet over South Sudan deal

Tuesday was the target date for South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar to have formed a unified transitional government, but that’s been delayed for 100 days – and that decision is welcomed by the United Nations. UN Secretary General António Guterres, in a statement released through his spokesman, “urges the parties to use this extension to make further progress on critical benchmarks, including security arrangements and the number and boundaries of states.” The extension was decided last week in Uganda during talks led by the regional…

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While Sankara and Lumumba were killed before their 38th birthdays, here’s why dictators Idi Amin, Mobutu and Bokassa died old men

Have you wondered why those who sought Africa’s well-being and refused to take different kinds of inducements for their countries to be raped died early? Now flip the coin. Ironically, the African leaders doing the bidding of their pay masters and undermine the interest of the masses live relatively long? Take Burkina Faso’s patriotic leader, Thomas Sankara for instance, he was dead by 37 years, assassinated by former colleagues led by Blaise Compaoré who is a known African agent of France or rather bluntly a puppet of the French. Compaoré…

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The Race To Fill Elijah Cummings’ Congressional Seat Is Becoming Crowded

It’s only been a few weeks since Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings died, but the race to fill his seat seemingly began immediately upon the news of his death. On Monday, Cummings’ widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, became the latest person to declare candidacy for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, which her husband presided over for more than two decades on Capitol Hill. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cummings told the Baltimore Sun in an interview published late Monday afternoon.…

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“I’m tired of this s—.” – White Florida police officer fired for yanking a black student’s hair

A white Florida Police officer has been sacked after a video surfaced on social media of him yanking a middle school student by the hair. Authorities have not identified the officer involved in the incident.  Brewing public anger forced the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to release the bodycam footage of the incident Friday, ABC News reports. More about this Officers are shown in the video responding to a fight that broke out between students outside Westridge Middle School in Orlando, Florida. The video shows one deputy holding a girl against the trunk…

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AfricaCom 2019: The Largest Technology Event in Africa

We are committed to Africa.  Will you support us? Unlike many global publications, for nearly a decade we have been committed to showing a complete picture of Africa – not just a single story.  Offended by one sided coverage of wars, disasters and disease, the founders of Africa.com created a news site that provides a balanced view of Africa – current events, business, arts & culture, travel, fashion, sports, development, etc. If you are able to, please support Africa.com with as little as $1. It means a lot to us.…

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Nigeria: Two-Thirds of Nigeria’s Mineral Export in 2017 Went to China – NEITI

About two-thirds of Nigeria’s mineral exports in 2017 went to China, a recent report on solid minerals shows. The audit report by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) also showed that three of the 26 minerals exported in 2017 accounted for 73.81 per cent of total exports. The three commodities are Zinc ores and concentrate, Lead ores and concentrate, and Silica Sands and Quartz. China was the major destination of Nigeria’s export during the year under review, followed by Malaysia and Vietnam. While China accounted for 68 per cent…

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