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Liberia: Oil Blocks Attract International Interest Despite Ebola

Liberia: Oil Blocks Attract International Interest Despite Ebola

AFRICANGLOBE – Liberia has entered discussions with major international oil companies to encourage bids for drilling in four blocks off the coast near the capital Monrovia. The talks are progressing – including road shows last month in Houston, London and Lagos – despite Ebola in the west African nation.

Autopsy: St. Louis Officer Shot Vonderrit Myers From Behind

AFRICANGLOBE – “The evidence shows that the story we’ve been given by the Police Department does not match up,” one of the attorneys, Jerryl Christmas, said. “There’s no evidence that there was a gun battle going on.”

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WATCH: Julius Malema Kicks White Supremacist’s Ass

AFRICANGLOBE – EFF leader Julius Malema is back in the news , this time for an altercation with a loud mouth patron at a Steers eatery in Tzaneen, Limpopo. Footage of the incident was circulated via an unlikely source – the White supremacist Afrikaaner lobby group, Afriforum.

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The ‘Meaning’ Of America

AFRICANGLOBE – There was a time when asked, “What is the MEANING of America?” I would spout with unfettered enthusiasm that freedom was the foundational principle of our national ethos. Like most students who were products of local public education, I saw America, at least in principle, as a country committed to the meritorious evaluation and treatment of all of its citizens.

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Support Black-Owned Businesses: It’s A Movement

AFRICANGLOBE – There are a plethora of Black-owned businesses here within the Tuskegee community. From restaurants to grocery stores, the Tuskegee community is making advancements into the21st Century by “Bringing the world to Tuskegee and Tuskegee to the world.”

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Ethiopia, 30 Years After The Famine

AFRICANGLOBE -To be in Ethiopia is to witness an economic miracle. The country has enjoyed close to double-digit growth for a decade. One study found it was creating millionaires faster than anywhere else on the continent. The streets of Addis Ababa reverberate with hammering from construction workers as the concrete skeletons of new towers and a monorail project rise into the crane-dotted sky.

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Jamaica: Please Do Not Legalise Marijuana

AFRICANGLOBE – I do not think that if we legalised the use of marijuana that it would benefit the majority of Jamaicans. A few artistes and their producers/record companies may now benefit from marijuana promotion. The vast majority of the young people who attempt to emulate them are unsuccessful both in the music industry and anywhere else.

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The Media Campaign To Exonerate Cop Who Killed Michael Brown

AFRICANGLOBE – On Wednesday, the Washington Post and St. Louis Post-Dispatch joined the ongoing media campaign to vilify Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager gunned down by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. The media reports are part of a coordinated campaign to prepare the public for the possibility that a grand jury will fail to charge the officer, Darren Wilson.

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The U.S. And Global Wars: Empire Or Vampire?

AFRICANGLOBE – The notion that the US is building an empire, by engaging in wars to exploit and plunder countries’ markets, resources and labor, defies the realities of the past two decades. US wars have not resulted in the expansion of markets, greater control and exploitation of resources or the ability to exploit cheap labor. Instead US wars have destroyed enterprises, reduced access to raw materials, killed, wounded or displaced productive workers around the world, and limited access to lucrative investment sites and markets via sanctions.

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