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Africa:10 Ways to Misunderstand the Trump Election, and Why They Still Matter

[AfricaFocus] The weeks following the November 2016 election were rife with competing theories about how the unthinkable, in fact, happened. Pundits and analysts, not to mention ordinary people on social media, were quick to reduce the election results to some single factor that they insisted was to blame for handing the presidency to Trump. As the November 2018 midterm elections approach, the debate is both muted and more nuanced. But simplistic explanations still circulate and have their consequences. Deepening the an (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Country On Right Trajectory - U.S. Envoy

[The Herald] Reforms being undertaken by President Mnangagwa's Government have put the country on a path to prosperity, newly-accredited United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Brian Nichols said yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:U.S. Tips Kenya for a Free Trade Window Post AGOA

[East African] Kenya is a likely beneficiary of another US export window being considered to replace the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) after seven years, experts have hinted. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:U.S. Varsities Award $5.3 Million Scholarships to 110 Nigerian Students

[Premium Times] The U.S. Embassy in Abuja says over 110 Nigerian students have been awarded scholarships worth $5.3 million (about N2billion) by more than 15 leading U.S universities, starting in Fall 2018 Academic Calendar. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2018: Obama's Full Speech

[NMF] Johannesburg -Thank you. To Mama Graša Machel, members of the Mandela family, the Machel family, to President Ramaphosa who you can see is inspiring new hope in this great country, professor, doctor, distinguished guests, to Mama Sisulu and the Sisulu family, to the people of South Africa, it is a singular honour for me to be here with all of you as we gather to celebrate the birth and life of one of history's true giants. (AllAfrica)

Africa:The Human Rights Council is the United Nations' Greatest Failure - Ambassador Haley

[State Department] Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this afternoon at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on the U.S. withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council and the importance of continued U.S. leadership on human rights around the world. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Top American Basketball Coach in Mombasa

[Nation] Top American basketball tactician Travis Coleman will help conduct day long coaching clinics at KPA Hall Makande in Mombasa and Kaya Tiwi Secondary school in Kwale on Wedensday. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Immigration, Lot of Myths and Little Reality

[IPS] Rome -According to the latest statistics, the total immigrants flow for what goes of 2018 is 50.000 people, against 186.768 last year, 1.259.955 in 2016, and 1.327.825 in 2015. There is such an astonishing difference between the reality and the perceptions that it is clear that we are looking to one of the most brilliant manipulations of history. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Barack Obama Retraces His African-American Roots

[Deutsche Welle] Africa had high hopes for Obama's presidency, many of which he did not fulfill. Now he's in Kenya and South Africa for the first time since leaving office. Can he live up to the expectations of him as a private citizen? (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Liberian Student Wins Prestigious International Agriculture Investment Fellowship

[New Democrat] Ambulah Mamey, a Liberian student concentrating in Agricultural Development and Environment in the Development Management Program at American University, Washington D.C, has won the 2018/2019 Kirchner Food Fellowship; the world's most prestigious and innovative capital investment training program in the food and agriculture sector. The program is led by renowned individuals including the President and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, the immediate past president of Mexico, Vincente Foxx, and former sec (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Attracts $1.3bn Foreign Direct Investment From U.S. in 2017

[Vanguard] The American Business Council (ABC) has disclosed that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of about 1.3 billion dollars flowed into the Nigerian economy from the US in 2017. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Crucial Roles of American and British Ambassadors

[Vanguard] A NAME that was missing during the ceremonies that had to do with those honoured on the June 12 Presidential 1993 election was Mr. Walter C. Carrington. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Serengeti Thrills Obama Family

[Daily News] FORMER US President Barack Obama wound up his eight-day vacation in Serengeti National Park yesterday, showering praises on Tanzania's superb conservation of the tourist attractions. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Why Obama Visit to Tanzania Kept a Secret

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The coming of prominent leaders like former US President Barrack Obama and the President of the Switzerland, Mr Alain Berset, is a blessing to Tanzania's tourism, the country's chief tourism promoter has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Angry Villagers Accuse Obama Family of Keeping Barack for Themselves

[Nairobi News] Villagers and visitors from far and wide who had trooped to K'Ogelo to welcome former United States of America president Barack Obama left a dejected lot when they failed to have a glimpse of him. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Racial Discrimination Still Exists in U.S. and South Africa - Obama

[News24Wire] One of the world's most admired former presidents Barack Obama has acknowledged that racism still exists in the US and in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Barack Obama Shines a Light On Our 'Strange and Uncertain Times'

[Daily Maverick] Queues can be great levellers. But yesterday's long line of people who snaked towards the security checks for the Annual Nelson Mandela lecture was also reminiscent of that moment of hope in 1994, when millions waited patiently in line to cast their first vote. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Jokes Galore Over Michelle Obama's No-Show in Kogelo

[Nation] The decision by former US First Lady Michelle Obama to keep off her husband's two-day visit to Kenya has stirred online debate, with most Kenyans providing amusing explanations for her no-show. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How the Saraki-Led National Assembly Visit Can Boost U.S. Ties

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, led a delegation of the Nigerian National Assembly on an important three-day working visit to the U.S. capitol last week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:8th National Assembly's Symbolic Visit to the United States

[Office of Senator Bukola Saraki] President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, led a joint delegation of Nigeria's National Assembly on a thee-day working visit to the United States last week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:11,710 Nigerians Presently Study in U.S.

[Vanguard] The United States Consul General F. John Bray on Tuesday in Lagos disclosed that there are currently 11,710 students from Nigeria studying in the United States. With that number, he said Nigeria becomes 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa and 12th in the world. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Moses Kuria Has Nowhere to Hide After Jibe On Obama's Visit

[Nairobi News] Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Tuesday was the recipient of the wrath of Kenyans after he attempted to discredit former US President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya as fruitless. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Nanok to Lead Governors in Summits Within the U.S.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Council of Governors Chairman Josphat Nanok will on Tuesday lead a delegation of Governors, Deputy Governors and Senators to the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer session in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the US. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:We Will Bridge Economic Disparity Gap - Saraki

[Daily Trust] The Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said the National Assembly is determined to bridge the gap of economic disparity in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Obama Reinforces Call to Tame Graft

[Nation] Former US President Barack Obama on his visit to his native village reinforced his call for Kenya to tame corruption and embrace diversity for the good of the nation. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Disappointed Villagers Waited In Vain to See Obama

[Nation] Residents of Kogelo Village were on Monday disappointed that their celebrated son, Barack Obama, left without addressing them directly. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Boom for Kenyan Avocado Farmers as California Drought Bites

[Nation] Kenyan farmers could benefit from a sharp rise in the price of avocados on the international market in the coming weeks because of a shortfall in production in California, the leading US exporter. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Malik Obama a No-Show in Kogelo Events

[Nation] Controversial former US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik on Monday kept off the proceedings in Kogelo. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Auma Obama Defends 'Beggar' Remarks

[Nation] Auma Obama, the half-sister of former US President Barack Obama, has defended the beggar comment as she asked Kenyans to seek self-reliance. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Barack Obama Urges Leaders to Tackle Graft

[Nation] Former US President Barack Obama on Monday asked Kenyan leaders to push for equal opportunities as a way of fighting poverty and encouraging resilience. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Abiy Ahmed to Make His First Official United States Visit This Month

[New Times] Abiy Ahmed is expected to meet senior U.S. government officials and representatives of the large Ethiopian diaspora community in the U.S. (AllAfrica)