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AFRICANGLOBE - Dominique Heaggan-Brown, Sylville Smith’s killer and now alleged rapist, faces up to 40 years in prison and 100,000 dollars in fines. “In addition to the assault charges, Heaggan-Brown has also been charged with two counts of prostitution, a misdemeanor, and a felony count of taking a nude photo of someone without their consent.” He pleaded not guilty in court Thursday, to the misdemeanors, and has been suspended with pay, even though he has also been charged internally by police for having violated the department’s code of conduct.
AFRICANGLOBE - Although many people are not aware of it, Henry T. Sampson is an African American inventor, best known for creating the world's very first cell phone. "On July 6, 1971, he was awarded a patent, with George H. Miley, for a gamma-electrical cell, a device that produces a high voltage from radiation sources, primarily gamma radiation, with proposed goals of generating auxiliary power from the shielding of a nuclear reactor." On April 3, 1973, using the patented technology they created, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first public call from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.
AFRICANGLOBE - Darius Miles, a former player for the L.A. Clippers star, has filed for bankruptcy. The 6 ft 9 in professional basketball player was the 3rd overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft and played for the Los Angeles Clippers. His nine-year contract earned him $62 million, but now it's gone. It's hard to comprehend $62 million gone so quickly. What happened?
AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations likely refused to accept legal responsibility for a cholera outbreak that it caused in Haiti that has killed thousands in the past six years because it was a position pressed by the United States, an independent U.N. investigator said on Tuesday. Haiti was free of cholera until 2010, when U.N. peacekeepers dumped infected sewage into a river. Since then, more than 9,000 people have died of the disease, which causes uncontrollable diarrhea, and more than 800,000 people have fallen ill.
AFRICANGLOBE - The chairperson of the AU commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has said that Africa must be able to fund the African Union if the continent’s programmes are to be successfully implemented. “We must fund our own organisation. You can’t have an organisation that is funded by outside people [and yet] you have [your own] agenda."
AFRICANGLOBE - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is to appoint a prime minister, reinstating a post abolished after he came to power in a 1989 Islamist-backed coup, officials said on Wednesday. Bashir himself had abolished the post of premier after he led a bloodless coup almost three decades ago against then premier Sadiq al-Mahdi with the help of Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi.
AFRICANGLOBE - Within 20 days, three African countries have left the International Criminal Court, the much-hated Netherlands-based tribunal whose preoccupation over the past 14 years has been to humiliate Africans. Burundi made history when it announced its withdrawal. It was followed by South Africa and Gambia. .The withdrawal is warranted by the fact that the ICC, despite being called the International Criminal Court, is in fact an International Caucasian Court for the prosecution and humiliation of Africans.
AFRICANGLOBE - A self-proclaimed Zimbabwean bishop who, with his brother who is still at large, raped and impregnated a 17-year-old congregant at their church has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Andrew Mnkandla (41) stunned a court when he failed to recite four common Bible verses.
AFRICANGLOBE - With an open seat, two dozen candidates, prostitution allegations and a white supremacist contender, the only sure thing in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race seems to be that it won't be decided Nov. 8 when most of the nation's political contests are settled.
AFRICANGLOBE - The immune systems of Europeans were partly shaped by the introduction of new genetic variants through interbreeding between early European ancestors and Neanderthals. Strong evidence of selection on genes that control the immune response and that Europeans 'borrowed' some key regulatory variants from Neanderthals. These variants affect the way their immune systems respond to viral challenges, giving them a lower response to infection than those of African descent. One study suggests Americans of African descent have a stronger immune response to infection compared to Americans of European descent.
AFRICANGLOBE - Eric Garner, father of six, had just broken up a fight outside of a shop when he was targeted by NYPD cops for harassment and extortion. Fed up with the constant persecution from cops, Garner voiced his discontent. He was subsequently assaulted and killed by “compression of neck, chest and positioning during restraint by police.” In spite of investigators ruling his death a homicide, and the video evidence, no one has ever been held responsible for the murder of Eric Garner — until now.
AFRICANGLOBE - Khoudia Diop is a 19-year-old from Senegal who has faced bullying throughout her life simply because of the color of her skin. “I was picked on by other kids, when I was a bit younger because [of the darkness] of my skin tone,” she said.
AFRICANGLOBE - If you have hopes of becoming a billionaire, and you want to move to a place where statistics are most on your side, a new report released by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers gives a clear answer on where that would be: Asia. Of all the world's continents, Asia is the most efficient at popping out billionaires, doing so at a rate of roughly one every three days.
AFRICANGLOBE - Shalton Mothwa’s AEON Power Bag is a laptop bag that will be able to charge mobile devices using WiFi and telecommunication signals. He says, “it’s about convenience and freedom. You’ll be able to do your thing on mobile devices without having to power your stuff.”
AFRICANGLOBE - China has toppled America to become the largest economy in the world, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund. The US has been the global leader since it overtook Britain in 1872, but has now lost its status as top dog.
AFRICANGLOBE - In today’s Nigeria, the name Cosmas Maduka is synonymous with Coscharis Motors. And why wouldn’t it be since the bearer of the name is the multi-billionaire Chairman/CEO of Coscharis Group of Companies and the sole distributor for BMW in Nigeria. Dr. Cosmas Maduka’s success is one that everyone knows of, but let’s go through his journey to success together.
AFRICANGLOBE - The tallest player in NBA history is Sudanese-born Manute Bol who stood at 7ft 7in. He is a political activist, he is also the only player in NBA history to have killed a lion with a spear and to have paid 80 cows for his wife. He died June 19, 2010 (aged 47)
AFRICANGLOBE - A video released by a local Black Lives Matter chapter has gone viral of three Washington DC Metro Transit Police arresting and kicking to the ground a Black teenage girl because she had a bag of potato chips and a lollipop.
AFRICANGLOBE - “I feel like it escalated from them allowing kids to bring Confederate flags” to school, said a concerned mother from the area. Mississippi is the only state in the U.S. to feature the Confederate flag on its state flag. The boy’s mother was cautioned against filing a police report by a deputy after the incident, because one of her son’s attackers has a father who was once a police officer. Sheriff Boggs denied this, but did say that he told her that filing criminal charges may turn the student body against her son.
AFRICANGLOBE - Whеthеr оr not уоu are a firѕt timе trаvеlеr tо Ghаnа оr уоu’rе rеturning fоr a repeat visit, thеrе аrе vеrу many thingѕ tо ѕее and do in thiѕ соuntrу. Mоrе thаn 1,000,000 tоuriѕtѕ tоur Ghаnа every уеаr, аnd thе friendly trорiсаl lосаl weather makes the region a trеndу vacation ѕроt for wildlifе аnd nаturе lоvеrѕ. Diѕсоvеr which attractions уоu dоn’t wаnt to miѕѕ on уоur next visit to Ghana.