Akon Says if ‘Every Single African American’ Moves to Senegal and Invests in His Smart City, They Will Be Millionaires and the U.S. Will ‘Collapse Overnight’

R&B singer Akon is hyping his centrally planned community in Senegal, the country of his childhood, promising that every African American who invests with him will become a millionaire. In addition, he says if they collectively leave the U.S. for Africa, they could do real damage to the country that has oppressed them so much.

Akon poses at the MTV EMAs 2019 studio at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre on November 03, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/MTV 2019/Getty Images for MTV)

Russia Appoints Wagner Chief in Africa to Replace Prigozhin

Russian officials on Monday appointed Gen. Andrey Averyanov, head of covert offensive operations for Russian military intelligence, to supervise the mercenary Wagner Group’s valuable operations in Africa following the reported death of its founders, Yevgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin, in a plane crash last week.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 29 (RUSSIA OUT) Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Deputy Director Andrey Averyanov attends a bilateral meeting, on July 29,2023, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. President Putin hosted just 17 African leaders in this years's summit compared with the 43 who atteded in 2019 participate in the …

West African Neighbors Threaten to Invade Niger in Response to Coup

The regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), following an emergency meeting on Sunday, announced that it would consider “force” to oust the leaders of a coup d’etat in Niger last week, rejecting their authority and declaring “zero tolerance for unconstitutional change of government.”


Niger Coup: Presidential Guard Leader Declares Himself Ruler

General Abdourahmane Tchiani appeared on national television and declared himself the president of Niger on Friday, a day after a group of soldiers claiming to be the “National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland” said they had overthrown President Mohamed Bazoum and suspended government operations.


Report: Hundreds of Wagner Mercenaries Arrive in Central African Republic

A Russian paramilitary group called COSI said in a Sunday post on the messaging platform Telegram that hundreds of “experienced” Wagner Group mercenaries are pouring into the Central African Republic (CAR) to “ensure security” ahead of a July 30 referendum that could give President Faustin-Archange Touadera a third term in office.

This undated photograph handed out by French military shows three Russian mercenaries, right, in northern Mali. Russia's Wagner Group, a private military company led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a rogue millionaire with longtime links to Russia's President Vladimir Putin, has played a key role in the fighting in Ukraine and also …

Chinese Navy Pays Rare Five-Day Visit to Nigeria

A fleet of Chinese warships made port in Nigeria on Sunday for a five-day visit, a rare show of Chinese naval strength in West Africa hailed by China’s ambassador as a “major event in the relations” between the two countries, and between China and Africa at large.

Major General Su Yingsheng's Chinese navy training ship ''Qi Juguang'' is greeted by members of the Philippine Navy and Chinese Embassy officials. The visit of the ship is a component of the friendship between China and the Philippines getting stronger. Public access to the ship will be available until June …

South African Police Visit China for Talks, Training with Counterparts

South African Police Minister Bheki Cele and a group of his senior officials visited China last week for five days of discussions and training with Chinese police officials. Their schedule included talks about security preparations for the August BRICS summit to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, and security for projects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands in front of the South African flag (R) and Chinese flag flying together in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on December 4, 2014. South African President Jacob Zuma began a four-day visit to China on Dec 4. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo by Greg Baker / AFP) (Photo …

China Plays Both Sides in Sudan Conflict, Hoping to Swoop in with Investments Later

Voice of America News (VOA) reported on Tuesday that while the international community is nervously monitoring the brutal war between factions of the Sudanese junta and scrambling to deal with the ensuing humanitarian disaster, Communist China is moving full speed ahead with plans to “advance its own interests” in Sudan’s oil and mineral resources.

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