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Africa Must Save Its Own Daughters

Surely we cannot let others, particularly the erstwhile coloniser, shoulder the responsibility of protecting our daughters! We see Africa apparently batting its eyelids as Westerners mobilise to send their forces into Nigeria, ostensibly to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram.

South Africa: Explosive Strikes, a Ticking Time Bomb

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa's largest trade union movement, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has warned that strikes in South Africa remain a ticking time bomb needing to be addressed urgently. Strikes were commonplace in South Africa in 2012 with the most explosive being in key sectors like mining, agriculture, and the transport industry.

Why are African Armies So Bad?

The conflicts in Mali and Congo have yet again confirmed fears about how poorly equipped, badly commanded, ill trained and hated most African armies are. General Carter Ham head of AFRICOM - the U.S. military command for Africa - did not mince his words, when he briefed the Homeland Security Policy Institute

African American Women Exercise Less Because of Their Hair

A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, according to a new study. Researchers found about two of every five African-American women said they avoid exercise because of concerns about their hair, and researchers say that is concerning given the United States' obesity epidemic.

Black Jobless Rate Still Twice That of Whites

The African American jobless rate is about twice that of whites, a disparity that has barely budged since the government began tracking the data in 1972. In last week’s jobs report, the black unemployment rate was 13.2 percent, while the white rate stood at 6.8 percent.

South African Airways, Air Canada Sign Code Share Agreement

AFRICANGLOBE - South African Airways (SAA) and Air Canada signed a code share agreement on Monday, making it easier for passengers to travel between...

African American Women Mostly Obese

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s as much a cultural challenge as it is an individual one.African American women appear to be unmoved by the growing obesity epidemic...

Southern Africa Sending Standby Force to Eastern Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has decided to activate its stand-by force and dispatch it to the troubled eastern region of...

Fiscal Cliff: Harder Fall for African Americans

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s easy to ignore the current debate over the fiscal cliff as pundits and lawmakers throw around terms like sequestration, triggers, automatic tax increases...

‘Change is Imminent’: African CEOs Look to Bright Future

AFRICANGLOBE - Sitting at the first Africa CEO Forum this week, in the heart of Geneva, I asked myself if this was the right...

South Sudan: U.S. Disappointed By Delays in Oil Production

The United States government on Monday expressed concern over delays in resumption of South Sudan's oil production, claiming the move deprives the two Sudan's...

Bill O’Reilly: Black Voters Don’t Believe In ‘Self Reliance’ Or ‘American...

AFRICANGLOBE - Since the night of the election, Bill O'Reilly has been looking for a scapegoat on whom he can blame Mitt Romney’s loss....

African American Farmers File Lawsuit Against Discrimination

AFRICANGLOBE - Some African American farmers in Alabama say they are still facing discrimination with the federal government.About a half dozen farmers held a...

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa, the New York of Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Addis Ababa loosely translated means a 'new flower'. The capital city of Ethiopia is indeed blooming and very fast, Addis is also...

African States Called Upon to Priotise Energy in Development Strategies

AFRICANGLOBE - As Africa’s increasingly strong economic performance continues, the continent needs to generate enough energy to power the development.Most African countries have set...

Missed Opportunities in the African American Market

Nielsen's recent analysis of African American consumer buying habits and trends highlights consumer opportunities for businesses. It also points out possible shortcomings on the...

A “Triple” Betrayal in South Africa

The arrangement whereby Whites surrendered political control of South Africa, while continuing to dominate the economy, has become indefensible. “Workers seeking to organize outside...

Africa: Thabo Mbeki Named ‘African of the Year’

AFRICANGLOBE - Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has been named "African of the Year" for his "persistent and consistent" efforts to avert war...

U.S. Impatient With Weak African Response to Mali Crisis

Despite growing western concerns about the continuing reign in northern Mali by an Al Qaeda-linked group, analysts here say it will take months before...

Ethiopian Airlines Adds Three B787s

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced today that Ethiopian Airlines, one of the...

Grand Inga, The Ultimate African Power Project

AFRICANGLOBE - With an estimated cost of $80bn, the Grand Inga Hydropower Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not come cheap. But its 40GW output would drive Africa into a brave new world of industrialisation, potentially lighting up the continent from Cape Town to Cairo.

South African Census Shows Huge Disparities in Wealth Remain

Incomes in South Africa have more than doubled in the last 10 years, but, 18 years after the end of apartheid, White households still...