Uganda has its own dictator, but no one seems to care. For the last decade, Ugandan activists have been trying to draw attention to Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's brutal excesses, but the world won't listen. In May, Museveni shut down independent media in Uganda, after they published a controversial memo written by Gen David Sejusa. The general has since fled to the UK, fearing to be "arrested like a cockroach".
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.
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AFRICANGLOBE - There are many Bakoni ruins around the modern town of Machadodorp in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province, most of them situated on the hills above the town. The slopes here are covered with terraces made from stone walls and forming a large complex that also consists of settlements, fields and roads. The ruins clearly prove that African agriculture, prior to the arrival of European colonialists, was far from being the rudimentary system the Europeans believed it to be.
AFRICANGLOBE - This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libya’s former president, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africa’s richest nations. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa. However, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into Africa’s wealthiest nation. Libya had the highest GDP per capita and life expectancy on the continent.
AFRICANGLOBE - All of these businesses are Black-owned and many of them are small start-ups which desperately need our patronage. Patronizing from these businesses may require patience. But that patience pales in comparison to the sacrifices that our ancestors have made. Moreover, that patience is a small sacrifice for the goal of economic empowerment within communities of African descent.
This year marks the centenary of the African National Congress (ANC); the South African national liberation movement created in response to a brutal British and Boer colonisation (white rule). A century after its establishment, the ANC is now the largest political party in the South Africa, after sweeping to power in 1994; the year that also signified the end of apartheid.
AFRICANGLOBE - The European Union (EU) yesterday lifted trade sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe 12 years ago on false allegations of human rights abuses. The latest move will see the 28 member bloc open up aid accounts to the Southern African country.
AFRICANGLOBE - Here in 2013, if Japan can donate even $50m to Africa after the Fukushima disaster, then African leaders as a whole must bow down their heads in shame! As far as I am concerned, the recent and current African leaders have failed their people and I feel so disappointed about that.