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AFRICANGLOBE - The Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel called Black people “monkeys” during his weekly sermon on Saturday evening. Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef mentioned a blessing uttered upon seeing an “unusual creature,” citing the example of encountering a Black person who has two white parents on the street in America. In the footage, Yosef could be seen referring to Black people by the pejorative Hebrew word “kushi,” and then going on to term a Black person a “monkey.”
AFRICANGLOBE - Turksat A.S, a Turkish satellite operator is currently having discussions with the Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd to look into ways the satellite communications industry can be expanded to accommodate a wide variety of service which will be provided at cheaper rates.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopians held a colorful event to mark the country’s victory on March 2nd, 1896 against European colonial powers (Italy) that made them become the only African country to defeat a colonial power and avoid colonization. ‘‘Our ancestors have made huge sacrifices to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and pass it on to existing generations,’ said Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome during an event in the capital, Addis Ababa.
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has advised Nigerians to postpone their travel plans to the United States. "In the last few weeks, the office has received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry US visas being denied entry and sent back to Nigeria. “In such cases reported to the office, such affected persons were sent back immediately on the next available flight and their visas were cancelled,” she said.
AFRICANGLOBE - Five Nile Basin countries have moved to build bridges following an imminent falling out over the use of the Nile waters. The issue surfaced last October when former director general of external security of Uganda David Pulkol wrote in a report that Egypt had allegedly teamed up with Juba and Kampala to stop the construction of Ethiopia’s $4.7 billion Grand Renaissance Dam by any means.
AFRICANGLOBE - "Let the world know by the South African government refusing to let these peaceful foreigners and loving South Africans who are in solidarity saying no to xenophobia...The message is clear, the person who is shooting is the person behind the trigger. "It's clear South African government is behind this xenophobia." Mpinda said it was confusing why the Presidency would not allow protesters to hand over their memorandum, but had allowed a march against foreigners to continue on February 24.
AFRICANGLOBE - Many of the people in the hood that don’t die a natural, physical death will surely die an economic death if they don’t ever learn that in a capitalist society, capital is the primary motivating factor. In an economic sense, every since the first person of African descent stepped off of a slave ship and set foot on an American shore, Black people have never been properly fed! We have worked and didn’t get paid. We have contributed and didn’t get recognized. We have supported and we ended up getting used and ignored!
AFRICANGLOBE - The broader conflicts around control of the Red Sea and its littorals are being played out in the new aspects of the transformation of the Republic of Somaliland, which dominates the southern coastline of the Red Sea mouth into the Indian Ocean, but which also remains internationally unrecognized. At its core, the collapse of governance in Somaliland — centered in its deep-seated corruption — has given strength to a number of factors relating solely to Somaliland itself.
AFRICANGLOBE - Through its recent investments, Dangote Cement has eliminated Nigeria’s dependence on imported cement and has transformed the nation into a net exporter of cement. Nigeria was one of the largest importers of the product globally purchasing an estimated 5.1 million metric tons, an amount that heavily weighed on the country’s balance of payments.
AFRICANGLOBE - Debrestion Gebremichael (Ph.D), board chairman of Office of Ethiopia's National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the GERD held a press conference with journalists recently in which he announced that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) would be ready for 1st phase power generation in a very short time.
AFRICANGLOBE - Can life develop in the most extreme conditions on Earth? Scientists from France's National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) are trying to find out. It has led the first scientific expedition into the Dallol salt dome in the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia. At 128 metres below sea level, the site sits on a two-kilometre-thick layer of salt, the remains of an evaporated arm of the Red Sea, under which lies an active magma chamber.
AFRICANGLOBE - Politicians of all political persuasions and perspectives, at some time during the early stages of their terms in office, invite Negroes to visit them and sit around a table to enjoy a cup of coffee and smile for a traditional photograph! Democrats do it. Republicans do it. Liberals do it. Conservatives do it. When the Negro leaders leave the White House the state house, the City Hall or the County administrative offices they return to their states, counties, cities and homes with nothing but false promises, bad dreams and shattered hopes of better days to come!
AFRICANGLOBE - For more than a week, France has been rocked by tensions that flared up over a police officer raping and beating a 22-year-old Black man called Theo. This brutal aggression is the latest police violation to dominate headlines in France. When state violence becomes systematic and rarely punished, the society falls into a vicious cycle where violence only triggers more violence. The case of Theo is a natural outcome of the failure of the state - on all levels - to combat racism, discrimination and put an end to police violence and abuses against the Black inhabitants of the suburbs.
AFRICANGLOBE - Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, the United Nations said as it launched a funding appeal.
AFRICANGLOBE - Pupils carried bins and barriers to block the entrance to more than a dozen schools across Paris. The anti-police protests were organised by the Mouvement Inter Luttes Indépendant, an organisation run by anti-establishment and anti-fascist activists and students. Word of the spontaneous demonstrations and school blockades was spread across social media thanks to the hashtag "#BlocusPourThéo" (#BlocadeForThéo) on Wednesday night, in response to the young Black youth who was raped by a policeman with a baton.
AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a new hearing for Black Texas prison inmate Duane Buck Wednesday after he said his rights were violated when jurors wrongfully received word that “he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he was Black.”
AFRICANGLOBE - White supremacist Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revoked a directive established during the Obama administration about phasing out the use of private prisons.
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigerians in Abuja reportedly staged an anti-xenophobia protest outside the South African embassy in the capital Abuja on Wednesday, calling on authorities to “stop attacks on African nationals”. The protest, organised by members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, urged the South African government to urgently address the situation.
AFRICANGLOBE - Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart. This announcement follows the emergence of a video in which the white supremacist defended the supposed-values of 13 year old boys having sex with older men, also resulting in the cancellation of his keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference and in his publishers dropping his book deal.
AFRICANGLOBE - A Brazilian soccer player in Serbia left the field crying after racist fans hurled insults at him for the entire 90-minute match. Brazilian soccer star Everton Luiz — who recently joined the Partizan Belgrade team in Serbia — endured fans of Serbian rival team Rad Belgrade who, among other things, held up a banner that read a racist slogan and did “monkey chants.”