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June 8, 2011. The Consul General for Angola moved from her job in New York to a consular position in Houston. Dr Chika Onyeani, above, gave a speech in recognition of the great work she has been doing in African communities. Dr Chika Onyeani publishes African Sun Times, and is a prolific writer of intellectual works.

Pictures of dancers above right and on Aug Daily Updates. Also on Aug Daily Updates, picture of the Consul General Mrs Julia Machado Esq with Princess Tosin Mustapha and Dr Susanna.
The Republic of Angola
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The Portuguese colonized Angola, and left in 1975, and a civil war started which ended in 2002. Angola has a lot of oil, a lot of minerals and a lot of poverty. They banned Islam in 2013.

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Pro-government groups in Cameroon are protesting what they call an interference in Cameroon’s internal affairs. it comes as Tibor Nagy a top US diplomat visits the country.,

But amidst this protest is also a call from opposition groups and personalities from the religious sphere and the civil society, through a common declaration known as the “Citizen Front”, asking the international community to “stand by of the Cameroonian people and to enforce the various commitments made by the State of Cameroon”.Africa news


Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:30:28 GMT

Eritrean delegation in Somaliland: Regional cooperation tops agenda
A government delegation from Eritrea arrived in Hargeisa, capital of Somaliland for talks. Eritrean Information Minister, Yemane Meskel said the three-day visit was part of concerted efforts to boost regional peace.,

The delegation, the first ever from Eritrea to visit Somaliland, was led by Foreign Minister, Osman Saleh who was accompanied presidential adviser Yemane Gebreab.

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:25:18 GMT

Cyclone Idai: S. Africa, UN call support for Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi
Southern Africa continues counting the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai which has battered parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as Malawi.,

The call for assistance has started trickling in. South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, on Monday launched a request for help from local Non-Governmental Organizations and individuals.

The appeal was: “to make donations towards humanitarian aid for the people of Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai.”

The appeal read in part: “Tropical Cyclone Idai has battered Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, devastating already-vulnerable populations with severe damage and flooding. Please help now.”

South Africa suffered an indirect impact of the cyclone after power supply from Mozambique was affected. The president, Cyril Ramaphosa, also deployed the army to help Mozambique manage the unfolding crisis.

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:21:14 GMT

Humanitarian crisis grows following recent floods in Malawi
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“ We don’t have enough food at all. So we need a lot of food. We don’t know, perhaps the lorries we see here, they are to be distributed to us. We don’t know, because up to now we haven’t received any food at all “, said Camp Manager, Isaac Falakeza.

The Malawian government is trying to mobilize aid to those affected, but humanitarian assistance is in short supply.

“ The government has provided food. It’s also providing shelter, and in collaboration with some partners, it’s also trying to provide some water, tents, and even medication to the people that have been displaced “, said Reinghard Chavula, commissioner, Nsanje District.

Over 16,000 households have so far been displaced. And with further rains expected in the south of the country, affected families will only have to hope for rapid intervention from aid agencies.Africa news


Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:17:17 GMT

SA assisting cyclone-hit Mozambique
SA assisting cyclone-hit Mozambique South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has deployed soldiers to assist in recovery operations in neighboring Mozambique, which has been badly hit by Cyclone Idai, News24 reports. ,

The cyclone has killed at least 150 people across southern Africa.

Mozambique's port city of Beira has borne the brunt of the cyclone - the Red Cross said that the impact on it was "massive and horrifying".

The storm has also affected electricity supplies to South Africa after it damaged a transmission line in Mozambique, cutting supplies by 900 MW and worsening an already strained electricity supply in the country, news site Fin24 reported.

Mr Ramaphosa said that the power supply would be restored within days because the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was helping the country's electricity provider Eskom with the pylons.

"But I am certain that we are going to be able to turn it around within the next two days because our defence force is already there helping with rescue operations, but we've already asked them to go and see how we can get the pylons to also be restored," he said.


Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:38:03 GMT

Zambians apply for Middle East maid and driver jobs
Hundreds of Zambians have so far applied to be employed as maids and drivers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait, reports the state owned Zambia Daily Mail.,

Last month, UAE and Kuwait requested the southern African nation to provide 1,000 citizens to work as drivers and maids in the two countries.

Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe told Zambia Daily Mail that medical and police screening processes have already started.

She said government had engaged a recruitment agency to receive applications for the UAE and Kuwait jobs.

“We have received an overwhelming response from Zambians who are interested in working in the two countries. The recruitment agency we have engaged has received about a thousand applications,” she said.

Ms Mwanakatwe said her ministry is working with the Ministries of Labour and Social Security and Foreign Affairs to ensure the recruitment process is accelerated.

She said once the screening process is completed, those selected will be advised on the dos and don'ts while working in the two countries.

She said: “The citizens will be sent in batches until we meet the required number of those that we are sending. We will have people working as cleaners, drivers, while others will work in hotels.”

Ms Mwanakatwe said government will keep constant contact with those who will be selected through the Zambian embassy in those countries.

However, other citizens took to social media questioning the offer given the poor labour records in the two countries.


Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:38:01 GMT

Malawi floods: thousands seek help as fear grows over more heavy rains
Thousands of women and children in Malawi are stranded in the southern part of the country. They are seeking humanitarian assistance following severe flooding and heavy rains last week. “I only managed to rescue my children while all of my property was inundated by the water. I also lost goats and all of my kitchen utensils. This is when officials referred me to this place”, said flood survivor, Memory Kanguwo.,

Other survivor asked the government for basic necessities.

“We particularly ask the government to provide us with tents. We also need kitchen utensils and also agricultural inputs because the floods have landed us in big trouble”, said Light Chagwadala.

The Malawi floods have devastated Chikwawa, destroying homes and infrastructure.

Since last week, life has become unbearable for thousands of these women whose garden and homes have been washed by floods.

Reports say, agriculture in most parts of the flooded areas has been badly hit with some 42,000 hectares of farmlands destroyed.

Roads and bridges have also been destroyed, and many of the locals have been cut off from the nearest commercial city.

Meanwhile, there are fears of further floods as the Department of Meteorology and Climate Change warns of more heavy downpours that could trigger flash floods in flood prone districts.

These areas include Nsanje, Phalombe, Mangochi, Salima and Karonga, among others.Africa News


Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:21:01 GMT

Sudan secures $300M loans from regional fund amid protests
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The state-run SUNA news service reported late Saturday that the Finance Ministry secured a $230 million loan from the Abu Dhabi-based Arab Monetary Fund to support the balance of payments.


It says the ministry signed another deal worth $70 million with the Arab Trade Financing Program, which is also based in the Emirati capital.


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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:38:46 GMT

Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests
CAIRO (Reuters) - Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algeria's political transition after mass protests, has won respect from foreign leaders and his country's political elite during his long career.,


But his appointment may not go down well with protesters demanding rapid change. At 85, he is three years older than President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and from the same generation that has presided over Algerian politics since the 1954-62 war of independence against France.


Bouteflika yielded to the protests on Monday by postponing elections and dropping plans to stand for a fifth term. Brahimi is now likely to chair a conference planning Algeria's future, a government source said.


A former foreign minister, Brahimi has carried out troubleshooting missions for the United Nations across several regions and mediated on some of the Middle East's thorniest conflicts.


Though not directly or publicly involved in national politics, he is a heavyweight of Algeria's establishment, long viewed as a possible presidential candidate. He is close to Bouteflika.


"The voice of the people has been heard," Brahimi said on state television after Bouteflika's announcement that he would not seek a new term.



Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:37:46 GMT

Algerian PM has started talks to form new government: state news agency
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's newly-appointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government, the state news agency (APS) reported on Sunday.,


The new cabinet will include experts without political affiliation and will "reflect the demographics of the Algerian society", APS said.


Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:36:48 GMT