AFRICANGLOBE - “White society is incapable of acknowledging – or even perceiving, on the cognitive level – the violence that it daily perpetrates against Blacks.” A 17-year-old Black student is set upon by four White males that inhabit the same suite of rooms on a college campus. Over a period of almost two months, his tormentors force him into a closet and twice fasten a “U” shaped bicycle lock around his neck, once chaining him for at least ten minutes and bruising his lip in the attack.
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 - Nigeria’s unprecedented economic growth rate, especially with data recorded in 2012 and 2013, has seen its economy surpass the combined average for BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries.
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AFRICANGLOBE - While contemplating potential locations for a Jewish homeland over a century ago, Theodor Herzl - the father of modern political Zionism - proposed Uganda as a temporary refuge for persecuted Jews. Ironically, Uganda is now on the receiving end of other persecuted peoples, this time African refugees who have sought asylum in Israel only to be imprisoned in detention facilities and then returned to the African continent.
AFRICANGLOBE - Jamaica targeting the animation industry as a potential growth area, Julian Robinson, state minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, has said.
AFRICANGLOBE - Following the close of this week's unprecedented U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the business community's eyes are trained on African. Perhaps not since colonization has the West demonstrated such concerted interest in that part of the world, with all its promise and peril.
AFRICANGLOBE - A federal grand jury has indicted three Virginia men accused of plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and Black churches. The Richmond-area men were originally charged last month. A federal magistrate found probable cause to send the case to a grand jury, which returned a three-count indictment Tuesday.
AFRICANGLOBE - At great personal risk, Haitians demonstrated massively in cities throughout the country on Sept. 30 and Oct. 17, calling for President Michel Martelly to step down. Both dates commemorate important coup d’états in Haitian history.
AFRICANGLOBE - Obesity is a serious societal problem that is rising in America. All else equal, being morbidly obese puts you at higher risks...