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Africa – The Next Twenty Years

Africa – The Next Twenty Years

AFRICANGLOBE – The general trajectory of change in Africa over the last sixty years has to a large degree set parameters that will govern what it can expect over the next twenty years. Such a premise provides little to suggest that future political and economic change will come in other than uneven and modest increments.

Senate Democrats Rally Behind Susan Rice Against GOP Opposition

Senate Democrats rallied to U.N.Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and signaled they would try to scuttle her nomination if President Barack Obama tapped her as the nextsecretary of state. “The personal attacks against Ambassador [...]

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Countdown to Military Intervention in Mali Begins

AFRICANGLOBE – Mali is looking forward to assistance from the international community to stabilise the country and hold elections. Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra told reporters on Thursday (November 15th) that action to retake the country’s north would take place “very soon”, adding a resolution would be in the UN’s hands within a week. [...]

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African- American Businesses Growing Three Times National Average

African-American businesses are growing at a rate three times the national average. That’s according to Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ken Harris. “These are 2012 census study statistics,” explained Harris. “That’s relevant to Michigan because it highlights the fact that there’s more than 79,000 Black-owner firms in Michigan; more than 32,000 in the city [...]

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UN Official Accused Sudan of Blocking Aid to Starving Refugees

A senior official in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) accused the Sudanese government of lacking seriousness in the implementation of a plane to deliver humanitarian aid in the rebel areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. The Khartoum-based official was speaking on the condition of anonymity after a call [...]

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East Africa’s Political Puzzle

Oil, electricity and agriculture are set to transform East Africa over the next decade. And in the regional jigsaw, politics, economics and security will fit together more tightly. If all goes according to plan, East Africa will be uniquely positioned to supply the economies of the Gulf and South Asia with food and energy. The [...]

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East African Community Resume Single Currency Talks

The task force negotiating the draft East African monetary union protocol has been urged to use the latest round of negotiations to resolve outstanding issues and to move with greater speed to ensure an agreement is reached before the end of this year, a statement by the bloc’s secretariat said on Monday. Our people, energized [...]

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The Black Community Must Make Demands To President Obama!

Without a demand, there will be no response. Frederick Douglas put it more succinctly, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” The homosexual community made a demand and President Obama responded. The Spanish community made a demand and President Obama responded. Blacks in Sanford, Florida (city where Trayvon Martin was [...]

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The Miseducation of Republicans and the Black Community

Over the weekend I met a Black conservative. I’m not sure if he is a registered Republican, Democrat or Independent but he is by all means a conservative. His family refers to him as “Obama hater.” I thought he was fun to talk to. It’s not often I’m able to spar with a person of [...]

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