Nigeria

U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses.  The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

U.S. Department of State:Rural Herder-Farmer Violence in Nigeria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of civilians and destruction of property in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region over the weekend.  We are concerned by the recent increase in armed violence against civilians and call on all political and community … Continue reading U.S. Department of State:Rural Herder-Farmer Violence in Nigeria

U.S. Department of State News: Statement Regarding Terrorist Attack in Nigeria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State has released the following statement: The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack on Saturday night in Damboa, Nigeria.  This violent attack – aimed at civilians celebrating with their families and communities during the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Statement Regarding Terrorist Attack in Nigeria

SAO PAULO | 25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen. The government of Maranhao state said Sunday that the group of 25 people from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde landed late Saturday. Two Brazilians were aboard. The government … Continue reading SAO PAULO | 25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

YOLA, Nigeria | Twin blasts at mosque in northern Nigeria kill at least 24

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say at least 24 worshippers have been killed in an attack on a mosque in northern Nigeria. Adamawa State police spokesman Othman Abubakar says an explosion occurred during prayers Tuesday afternoon and many people died as they fled and were caught by a second blast. Abubakar says the scene in … Continue reading YOLA, Nigeria | Twin blasts at mosque in northern Nigeria kill at least 24

KANO, Nigeria | German expat kidnapped in northern Nigeria, police say

KANO, Nigeria  | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Authorities in northern Nigeria say a German engineer has been abducted by gunmen in the town of Kano. Witnesses said that several armed assailants killed a police officer early Monday before abducting the foreigner. The police spokesman in Kano, Magaji Majia, confirmed the kidnapping and said that a … Continue reading KANO, Nigeria | German expat kidnapped in northern Nigeria, police say

WASHINGTON | Trump to welcome president of Nigeria to White House

WASHINGTON | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump will welcome the leader of Nigeria to the White House later this month. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that Trump will welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on April 30. Sanders says the two will discuss economic reforms, fighting terrorism and ways to grow … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to welcome president of Nigeria to White House