Ghanaian cohort of 32 Mandela Washington Fellows will join other 700 fellows from Africa to participate in a six-week academic and leadership-training programme in various Universities in the United States of America. Read more
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By Eniola Akinkuotu, ’Femi Asu and Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced new measures for visa renewal for Nigerians.
The embassy said in a statement that henceforth, all applicants including frequent travelers, who used to use the drop box method to renew their visa, would now have to appear for interviews each time they apply. Read more
American couple demands answers after claiming Kenyan authorities took 3-year-old boy away without explanation
By Robyn Kriel, CNN, and Meredith Digital Staff
An American couple living in Nairobi, Kenya, is demanding answers after a 3-year-old boy in their custody, they say, was taken away by authorities last month without explanation. Read more
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has hired retired Ambassador Michael Ranneberger to link his government with America’s Donald Trump. In a two year contract, Kiir’s administration will pay $3.7 million (Sh375 million) to see Ranneberger better ties between the two countries.
The contract is between South Sudan’s government and Gainful Solutions, a lobbying firm run by Ranneberger and his partner Soheil Nazari-Kangarlou. Ranneberger was US Ambassador to Kenya under former President George W. Bush from August 2006, but continued under former President Barack Obama until May 2011. Read more
By Ted Reed
United Airlines says it will return to Africa this winter, when it will become the only airline to fly non-stop between the United States and Cape Town, South Africa.
By Catherine Lucey | AP
Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women.
President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It was her first stop in Africa on a four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast on behalf of a White House project intended to boost 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. Read more
Ivanka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Sunday for a summit on African women’s economic inclusion and anka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Sunday for a summit on African women\’s economic inclusion and empowerment.
In addition to attending the summit, the daughter of the U.S. president, who is also an advisor to her father, will meet with female workers in the coffee industry, and tour a female-run textile facility.