AFRICANGLOBE - Tourist workers and others are furious over the appointment of al Khayet by Mohammed Mursi, who hails from Gamaa Islamiya, the group accused of carrying out the grisly massacre in Luxor in 1997 of four Egyptians and 58 foreign tourists - including a five-year-old boy.
AFRICANGLOBE - The ongoing, heated debates about racism in South Africa are an indication that unresolved issues of historical disadvantage, entitlement and responsibility are still raw topics. South Africans, and especially leaders, should check their talk and, where there is injustice, follow up with action — because in a continent and world that is increasingly without borders, we need fewer xenophobes, not more.
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AFRICANGLOBE - Every single day, 452 women in sub-Saharan Africa die from pregnancy-related causes; that's 18 women every hour. Against this backdrop, heads of state gathered in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa for the African Union Summit met at a side event on Sunday, Jan. 27 to renew their commitment to reducing the maternal mortality rate on the continent.
“Bad leadership is Africa’s major problem" The looting of African oil has begun in Grand Style, this time not in Nigeria nor Ghana but right in Liberia, also located in the West African region. For a country which has remained one of Africa’s poorest for decades, many were those who heaved a deep sigh of relief when Liberia recently announced to have “discovered” oil in commercial quantities, joining her West African sisters: Ghana, Nigeria and some others.
AFRICANGLOBE - 32 year old Ethiopian genius Solomon Assefa has been named as one of the top 35 innovators under 35 by the influential MIT Technology review magazine. Solomon is a researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and he is working on chips that communicate with pulses of light instead of electrical signals
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AFRICANGLOBE - The harmful practice of skin-bleaching remains a serious issue across Caribbean, African, and Asian countries; but fortunately, one country is doing something about it. The West African nation of Ghana has taken a stand against the multi-billion dollar skin-bleaching industry with a new daring piece of legislation.
Without a demand, there will be no response. Frederick Douglas put it more succinctly, “Power...
AFRICANGLOBE - 38 African countries criminalize homosexuality. In four of those — Mauritania, northern Nigeria, southern Somalia and Sudan — the punishment is death. These laws have broad public support. A June 4 Pew Research Center survey found at least nine of 10 respondents in Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria believe homosexuality should not be accepted by society.
Two forensic experts told a Florida newspaper the person screaming in the background of a 911 call was not George Zimmerman the night teen...
Comcast will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by NBA great Magic Johnson and...
AFRICANGLOBE - No matter where you live in this nation of opportunity and opportunists, one or more dark skinned citizens are racing to convince political devils of all political persuasions that they can deliver enough Black votes to propel any candidate into the office that the candidate wants. I wish all of the candidates that hired Chicken George or Aunt Jemima well but I’ll tell you now, months before the general election, that Black voter turnout will be dismal and far, far lower than what President Obama turned out.
AFRICANGLOBE - Wealth is crucial for mobility. A family with a house and some investments can give its children a good start in life, a boost up the ladder, as it were, and eventually pass their property, real and financial, onto those children. Most White families are able in this way to help their children to eventually surpass them in income and wealth. With Black families it is another story.
After five decades of the privatisation of liberation from Kenya to South Africa the working poor in southern Africa are seeking new strategies for liberation. There is an urgent need for unity of the peoples of Africa and freedom of movement across borders.
AFRICANGLOBE - Spike Lee said, “Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavor, but I still think that a lot of stuff that is out today is coonery and buffoonery. And I know it is making a lot of money, breaking records, but we could do better. Tyler Perry responded, “Do you see the millions of people that are coming to see this? Why the hell would I worry about a Spike Lee or anybody else?