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Why Dangote Is Africa’s Smartest Businessman

Why Dangote Is Africa’s Smartest Businessman

AFRICANGLOBE – Just when everyone else was applying the brakes to their investments in Nigeria’s oil industry, Aliko Dangote, Africa’s Richest Man, adds more fuel to his tank and steps on the throttle. The Nigerian media has titled him Nigeria’s saving grace. But despite the economic salvation of Dangote’s latest action, it is still driven by clever business calculations, perpetuated by the shrewd master of the game.

Obama In Post-Black America

AFRICANGLOBE – Many Americans, but Blacks in particular, expected that great achievements would follow from the election of Barack Obama. While few, if any, expected that the race problem would disappear, quite a few expected the fulfilment of Martin Luther King’s dream. It was assumed that “freedom” had finally come, and that Jim Crow and the colour bar would be anachronisms of the past. There is now a great deal of disappointment among some naive Black folk.

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Zambia: Illegal White President Removed From Position In Ruling Party

AFRICANGLOBE – The drama concerning the leadership of Zambia’s current ruling party and its selection of a presidential candidate took an unexpected turn on Tuesday night, as an emergency meeting by the party’s Central Committee voted to remove Acting President Guy Scott as the party’s Vice President.

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Black Lives Matter…Well Sort Of

AFRICANGLOBE – Planned Parenthood, the leading killer of Black lives which apparently don’t matter, had to show how much it “values” life by tweeting: “Today we reflect on #Ferguson, and the responsibility we all share to ensure safe communities for our youth and families. #BlackLivesMatter.”

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Rev. Edward Pinkney Sentenced To Two-And-A-Half To Ten Years

AFRICANGLOBE – Berrien County Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced the leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, Rev. Edward Pinkney, to 30-120 months in prison based on five felony counts of forgery by an all-white jury.

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Sudan Govt Forces Accused Of Gang Rape In Blue Nile State

AFRICANGLOBE – Sudanese government forces are gang raping teenage girls and women in government-held areas of Blue Nile state in a pattern of terror against civilians, a rights group said on Monday. “Entire communities are trapped in camp-like conditions behind government lines, terrorised by government forces,” said Daniel Bekele.

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White Jesus, White Moses

AFRICANGLOBE – With the glut of Hollywood moves revolving around Biblical themes lately, it seems that Christianity is enjoying a bit of a resurgence in popular culture. In the past year, Noah has been depicted by Russell Crowe (an Aussie) and Moses by Christian Bale (Welsh). Thus continues a long Hollywood tradition, the whitewashing of history.

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How Economic Inequality And Racism Are Linked To Police Killings

AFRICANGLOBE – It is not by accident that America has become both the most unequal developed nation in the world, and the nation with the largest prison population. We’re number one in police killings, incarceration and inequality—not Russia, not China. Our national self-image so steeped in the idea of freedom has not caught up with these ugly realities.

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Still Looking For Change?

AFRICANGLOBE – Slowly but surely, albeit very late in the game, Black folks are learning that economic empowerment is the key to our progress and prosperity in this nation. Decades of instructions from wise elders, scholars, and activists seem to be taking hold on the minds of young people, despite the tired messages coming from some of our current leaders.

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