Congo-Kinshasa:Tensions Run High at DRC Policy Breakfast on Capitol Hill

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The ‘Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo’ panel convened by the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill last week was planned before the recent outbreak in DRC of Ebola, an infectious and often fatal disease.

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Nigeria:What Buhari and Trump Stand to Gain From State Visit

[The Conversation Africa] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the Obama White House three years ago was ecstatic. By contrast, his visit this week to the Trump White House will be awkward. This time around, his host is a president who has referred to African states as “shithole countries” and remarked that Nigerians would never want to leave the US to “go back to their huts”.

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Africa:What Does John Bolton’s Security Adviser Role Mean for Africa?

[VOA] As President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser, John Bolton will help shape America’s response to conflicts around the globe, including those in Africa. He’ll have the President’s ear and the autonomy to work outside the United Nations, an organization Bolton has often criticized.

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Rwanda:Govt Maintains Tough Stance on Used Clothes

[New Times] The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S should not shift goals on what was agreed by the parties in 2015 when the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), pact was renewed.

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Africa:Trump Letter Prompts African Leaders to Drop ‘Shithole’ Protest

[East African] African leaders say they have decided to refrain from issuing a resolution to criticise Donald Trump’s alleged reference to their nations as “shithole countries” because the US president sent them a letter expressing respect for the continent.

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Kenya:Kenya Airways Banks On Pricing, On-Board Experience for Success

[East African] Ticket pricing, on-board experience and choice of aircraft will be the main factors that Kenya Airways will be banking on to win passengers over as it starts its long haul flights to New York later this year.

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